PERSONAL HISTORY: LONNIE HOLLEY
SELF-TAUGHT ARTIST, MUSICIAN AND WILD MIND ON GROWING UP IN THE SOUTH AND WHY MAKING ART MATTERS

There are more humans like me on earth. They just need an opportunity. The harvest is plentiful, but the harvesters are few. If these museums and galleries and all of these upper institutions cannot deal with our formula of art, our materials that we use, then there should be places and institutions created in America for us. We are just as important to America’s values as Picasso, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Matisse—any foreign artist. As Dr. King say, If I do not get off my horse to help this man, what will happen to this man? Now, move man out the way: if I do not do my art to help art, then what will happen to art? 

PERSONAL HISTORY: LONNIE HOLLEY

SELF-TAUGHT ARTIST, MUSICIAN AND WILD MIND ON GROWING UP IN THE SOUTH AND WHY MAKING ART MATTERS

There are more humans like me on earth. They just need an opportunity. The harvest is plentiful, but the harvesters are few. If these museums and galleries and all of these upper institutions cannot deal with our formula of art, our materials that we use, then there should be places and institutions created in America for us. We are just as important to America’s values as Picasso, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Matisse—any foreign artist. As Dr. King say, If I do not get off my horse to help this man, what will happen to this man? Now, move man out the way: if I do not do my art to help art, then what will happen to art? 

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    My drawing seminar class is doing a studio visit and show with Lonnie Holley. I’m really fucking excited about this...
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    #artwork
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    Ideas that matter.
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    We can’t agree with you more Mr. Holley.
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  21. cupsandcrates said: This is so great.