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The Frogs, 2011 by Noah Davis

 via The Bearden Project | The Studio Museum In Harlem

"My earliest recollection of a painting is a reproduction of Morning of the Rooster (1980) by Romare Bearden, which was in the family kitchen. It was next to another reproduction of a still life by Henri Matisse. As a child I thought it was the same artist. What’s interesting in the stark similarity between the two masters’ works and their legacies, is their collages, and the pure beauty in both artists’ work. There is also this populist nature that ensures their work will be around for the entirety of human civilization. There is a level of popularity that Romare Bearden reached without selling out his art or his craft, and it is that integrity which I strive for in my own work.”

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