AN EXHIBITION OF CELEBRATION. THE COLLECTED WORKS OF THE VERY BEST BLACK ARTISTS OF OUR TIME.
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For your editorial consideration, The Gallery of Music & Art, the premier Fine Art gallery in Las Vegas has assembled one of the most carefully and thoughtfully-curated Exhibitions in support of Black History Month. It’s a must-see.
This beautiful wire mesh portrait sculpture truly embodies that theme. Black Liberty's portrait demonstrates our roots in the past through traditional elements, as we look to the future by casting Liberty in a new light, as an African-American woman wearing a crown of stars, looking forward to ever brighter chapters in our Nation’s history book.
Black Liberty is inspired by, the first time Lady Liberty will appear as a black woman on a US coin, to be released by the United States Mint in April. While the shift in her identity is historic, she still carries some classical trademarks, from her wreath made of patriotic stars and her garment, which appears as a classic sleeveless stola, fastened with clasps at the shoulders.
Ethiopian-American artist, Fekadu Mekasha's original reinterpretation of the allegorical Lady Liberty in layered stainless steel wire mesh is after the artist, Justin Kunz. The Utah-based painter also designed a 2014 commemorative silver dollar honoring the 1964 Civil Rights Act and a 2009 one paying tribute to Abraham Lincoln.
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Black Liberty, 2017 by Fekadu's Mekasha
24" x 36" layered stainless steel wire mesh