Lawn Jockey Art: Keeper of the Blue Watermelon Catacombs ©

Title: Keeper of the Blue Watermelon Catacombs
Year Painted: 2000
Type: Oil on Leather
Dimensions: L 24”(61cm) W 19.75”(50.1cm)
Price: $3,500 - Also available in prints and memorabilia

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Rally round the Flag: Death of Black Nationalism.  Catacombs of crucified black leaders and intellectuals - assasinated, lynched, banished, blacklisted: Marcus Garvey, Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, Dr. King, Stokely Carmichael, fathers, grand-fathers, brothers, nephews, and uncles, form the backdrop.  W.E.B. Du Bois was one of the few to have survived into old age, yet even at the age of 95, after a visit to Africa, the government banished him by denied renewal of his his passport, forcing a death in Africa.

Jockey boy is not daunted. Maybe he is James "Wink" Winkfield who knew that glory and fortune would await him in Europe.  He has his piece of blue watermelon in hand and still on the ‘soul patrol’. He read Garvey and is “rallying round the Red (for the blood which flowed like the river), Yellow (for the gold they stole), Black (for the people), and Green (for the land of Africa).



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Here you will find the works of one of the most prolific African American artists. Based in Paris, France, this selection includes current masterpieces as well retrospectives from a body of over 30 years as an ethnic artist painting in the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe. Your choice of paintings, prints, posters, postcards, puzzles, memorabilia, T-shirts, collectibles, accessories,and more, is only a click away. Read more

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