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Nina Simone Here Comes The Sun

Nina Simone Here Comes The Sun

Regular price $5,000.00 USD
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Original - Oil on canvas wrap
 48" x 60"x 1.5"

This is a portrait of a young Nina Simone in a reflective pose, hand under her chin and sporting a head wrap turban of Kente cloth representing her ancestral ties to Africa. There are 6 songs sung by Nina referenced visually in this portrait. Musical notes surround her filling her with a “Young Gifted and Black” talent full of versatility. One eye is a bull’s eye with the silhouette of a black woman representing the ever present drama of “The Other Woman” in the affairs of love. “Here Comes The Sun” beginning to shine through the stained glass windows representing the strong faith and hope for a better future. Around her shoulders are the remnants of a dead “Old Jim Crow” revealing a portion of our nations flag draped over her left shoulder. “I Put A Spell On You” is cast onto a divining basket with the bones and shells. This portrait was commissioned for a special tribute exhibition to the memory of Nina Simone in Atlanta, Georgia with over thirty artists participating.


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