Mass controll by Lukas Fußhöller
27 now, and still imprisoned
In a new video from social justice-oriented T-shirt company FCKH8, several Ferguson children lampoon the excuses white people give to avoid getting involved in ending discrimination in America and deliver a call to action to stomp out racism.
THIS IS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN
.:Black Jack:. 30”x 40” Mixed Media on Board #blackjack #JackJohnson #boxing #champion #galleryshow #rva #loosescrewtattoo #glitchgallery
Here’s the full look at one of my pieces in my show at Glitch Gallery in RVA. It’s been a couple years since I ve painted. All the exploration in my sketchbooks finally had me come around and break out the brushes again. Wanting to work on a larger scale, I decided to tackle a portrait I had been thinking on for a while, of one of the largest american personalities I’ve read on that no one seems to talk about a great deal: Jack Johnson.
He’s a real life, American Tall Tale hero, a laced up John Henry if there ever was one. One of the smoothest cats walking the earth in the 1900’s, he broke boxing’s color line, became champion after many long years of fighting adversity outside and inside the ring, loved whoever he wanted, and did it all with his golden tooth smile. He was his own man.
Thanks for everyone who made it out that night, through tornado watches and rain. If you missed it or would like to get a piece or print from the show, you can visit the Gallery floor and store by clicking on this link - http://glitchgalleryrva.com/chris-visions-wrap-up/
Thanks again to Jesse Smith from Ink Master, Philippa and Jared at Loose Screw Tattoo for making the show happen. You guys are the best -
Happy Birthday Black Jack! First Black Heavyweight Champion of the World.