1. SLICK RICK THE RULER

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    Jackson Brown, “MC Ricky D” (Portrait of Richard Walters). ©2012

    I remember seeing Slick Rick perform for the first time. It was at a club called Pallads on Queens Boulevard. At the time we used to break off Volkswagen emblems off of cars and wear them on the side of leather baseball caps. I think it was 1987-1988. I was young as shit. That night Rick didn’t have to rap. The crowd did. He just stood back and watched us perform every word of his work. “Her name was Mona what?” – “Mona Lisa” we all shouted.

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  3. An indie-short shot by Director Alfredo Williams exploring “How I Paint.” Jackson Brown Video Collection. ©2012

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  5. B.I.G

    Jackson Brown, “B.I.G” (Portrait of Christopher Wallace). ©2012

    I was on the pay phone with my man “A” the morning after Pac died. I remember him telling me “A few real niggahs cried B…’ in his projects when they learned about Pac being murdered. I asked him, “What if something happened to B.I.G? He said “Sun - you wildin’!” It was a really nervous time.

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  7. JACKSON INK

    Jackson Brown, “Untitled”, Vintage Tattoo Drawing. (Unfinished) ©2012

    This drawing was done in one of my black books last year while working on a mural installation for a designer denim label at its New York boutique. During this time I had become interested in Japan’s take on street wear culture and lifestyle. One of the elements especially, vintage tattooing was graphically appealing to me. I would later use a completed version of this drawing as part of a larger graphic piece.

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    Jackson Brown, “36th Mistress”, Vintage Tattoo Drawing. (Unfinished) ©2012

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  9. FRIDA KAHLO

    Jackson Brown, “Untitled” (Portrait of Frida Kahlo). ©2012

    I once read that Matisse said that one of his biggest regrets as an artist was not telling the truth. As Picasso was painting “Guernica” during the Spanish Civil War, Matisse painted “The Purple Coat”. Matisse’s admission lead to my own; Have I painted honestly? A good friend of mine in Germany saw the Kahlo panting and wrote “In all of Frida’s self-portraits, her eyes are always the same, her expression is very defined. The eyes you painted are quite different, perhaps on purpose? They make me look twice, “Is it really Frida?” In many ways, I painted myself as Frida because she did something that I have yet the courage to do. Paint life.

    Kahlo’s quote, “I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.” is also detailed within the piece.*

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