The Art Album – Dawud Knuckles, Nikki Giovanni, Imani Perry, Russell Simmons & Danny Simmons

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The Art Album

Exploring the Connection Between Hip-hop Music and Visual Art

Dawud Knuckles, Nikki Giovanni, Imani Perry, Russell Simmons & Danny Simmons

Genre: Art & Architecture

Publish Date: November 25, 2015

Publisher: Art on Dekz

Seller: Dawud Knuckles


Check out this  FREE  one of a kind book and find out what Russell Simmons has to say about each artists, visual and recording!  See what visual artist Shepard Fairey has in common with Young Jeezy or Jay Z! See how we compare each album to its contemporaries and place them in their aesthetic order! If you ever wondered why or how Hip-hop is such a global phenomenon read these great essays written by top scholars like Imani Perry from Princeton university! For any music, visual art, or great literature enthusiast this book is for you! ‘The Art Album’ is an illustrated book celebrating the long-standing relationship between the visual arts and hip-hop music, and is the result of a collaboration between two giants of the American music scene.  Dawud Knuckles is a veteran of the record industry in America. In the 1990s, his friends founded the hip-hop record label Ruff Ryders, with whom he worked for many years as a videographer. He has subsequently worked with many recording artists on interviews, special projects, tours, and documentaries for Ruff Ryders. Through his career in the music industry, Dawud has made many influential contacts, including Russell and Danny Simmons, who is contributing to the book. The Simmons insightfully explores the themes of a selection of songs and how the subculture of hip-hop relates to, and has influenced contemporary art.  Each chapter of the book will have a theme. Lyrics from the song will be presented beside contemporary art inspired by that theme. Exclusive commentary from Russell and Danny Simmons (celebrated artist and philanthropist), and a contextualizing text from legendary writer and activist Nikki Giovanni, as well as other academics.  This concept of presenting songs, art, and interviews alongside each other will offer an incomparable insight into the influence that Hip-hop has on contemporary culture, and the unrivaled significance that this subculture has risen to. This collaboration between so many big names in music, art and academia is a unique project. Dawud made his way through the worlds of art, business, and ideas and found a highly impressive group to join him in bringing this project to fruition.The idea was of course brilliant, but his enthusiasm was also infectious. Soon he had Kehinde Wiley on board, a young African American painter who is an art world sensation, known for his intoxicat- ing blend of traditional portraiture done in French Rococco style, with emotionally compelling and gorgeous renderings of young black men, often attired in hip hop styles. Shepard Fairey was also enlisted,a graphic artist and illustrator perhaps best known for his iconic tricolor “HOPE” poster from President Obama’s 2008 campaign.The starkness and emotional power of his work resonates with the spare and provocative aesthet- ics of early hip hop. As well, this book features the work of Takashi Murakami, contemporary Japanese artist who bridges the street culture of graffiti tags with high culture (his designs have been featured on Louis Vuitton bags) and works in the super at Asian tradition out of which Manga and anime have developed. His work speaks to the definitive influence Asian popular cultures have had on hip hop.

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Giovanni Morelli Joins Valentino, Isabelle Harvie-Watt Exits Brand

IN AND OUT: Former Stuart Weitzman creative director Giovanni Morelli has joined Valentino as accessories design director, WWD has learned. He reports to creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli. Morelli, who left the Tapestry Inc.-owned brand in May after one year, is a former leather goods designer for Loewe, Marc Jacobs and Chloé.
Morelli’s exit followed allegations of sexual harassment filed by Stuart Weitzman’s vice president Thomas Gibb, but Tapestry itself has since taken action against Gibb, terminating him and filing its own lawsuit against the executive, alleging breach of contract, duty of loyalty and diversion of corporate opportunities.
At the same time, Valentino’s chief marketing officer Isabelle Harvie-Watt has exited the company after only six months. This was a new role at the company and it is understood it is now vacant.
Born and raised in London, Harvie-Watt has been working in Italy for more than 25 years. Before Valentino, she was a managing partner and chief executive officer of the Spring Group — Spring Studios and Spring Place — in Milan, tasked with expanding and managing the group’s footprint in Italy. Prior to this, Harvie-Watt spent five years as ceo and country manager of Havas Media Group in Italy. While at Havas, she also founded and launched Luxhub, a global strategic consulting division

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Ancient Rome (The wonders of Archaeology) – Paolo Carafa, Giovanni Ricci, Maria Grazia Nini & Maria Teresa D’Alessio

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Ancient Rome (The wonders of Archaeology)

Paolo Carafa, Giovanni Ricci, Maria Grazia Nini & Maria Teresa D’Alessio

Genre: Arts & Entertainment

Price: $ 4.95

Publish Date: September 29, 2017

© ℗ © 2017 La case USA

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Don Giovanni – Unknown

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Don Giovanni

Unknown

Genre: Concert Films

Price: $ 24.99

Rental Price: $ 0.99

Release Date: October 29, 2011


Mariusz Kwiecien in the title role of the world’s most notorious lover leads a starry lineup of refined Mozartians in Michael Grandage’s elegant 2011 production. Luca Pisaroni sings Leporello, Giovanni’s servant who both admires and hates his master. Marina Rebeka as Donna Anna, Barbara Frittoli as Donna Elvira, and Mojca Erdmann as Zerlina are the trio of women seduced by Giovanni. Ramón Vargas plays Don Ottavio, Anna’s fiancé, Joshua Bloom as Masetto and Štefan Kocán as the Commendatore round the cast. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the orchestra and plays harpsichord continuo.

© © 2011 The Metropolitan Opera

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Don Giovanni – Michael Grandage & Barbara Willis Sweete

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Don Giovanni

Michael Grandage & Barbara Willis Sweete

Genre: Concert Films

Price: $ 19.99

Rental Price: $ 3.99

Release Date: October 29, 2011


Mariusz Kwiecien in the title role of the world’s most notorious lover leads a starry lineup of refined Mozartians in Michael Grandage’s elegant 2011 production. Luca Pisaroni sings Leporello, Giovanni’s servant who both admires and hates his master. Marina Rebeka as Donna Anna, Barbara Frittoli as Donna Elvira, and Mojca Erdmann as Zerlina are the trio of women seduced by Giovanni. Ramón Vargas plays Don Ottavio, Anna’s fiancé, Joshua Bloom as Masetto and Štefan Kocán as the Commendatore round the cast. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads the orchestra and plays harpsichord continuo.

© © 2011 The Metropolitan Opera

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