1001 Black Men–#343

I spotted this fellow artist at the Blick art store on Broadway, in Oakland. This drawing depicts him gesturing to a container of acrylic gel medium. He was pointing it out to the one of the employees, from whom whom he requested some information about price. We were both on the same aisle and looking at the same thing (acrylic gel medium, extra heavy, semi-gloss), and so I couldn’t help but notice him. And when you run into a fellow Black artist who just happens to have an amazing beard, and you’re trying to create a series of 1001 drawings of African American men…well…was there any question that his image would end up on my blog?

Ajuan Mance

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