Emory Douglas, Shepard Fairey + Others To Honor The Black Panther Party w/ 'ICONIC: Black Panther'
If you know your history, the Black Panther Party for Self Defense was instrumental in defending black-and-brown people from the brutality of the police, while championing that “Black Is Beautiful” and providing free food and education for our young. COINTELPRO had other ideas and systematically destroyed the organization founded by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale.
Now, 51 years later, the Black Panther Party is still seeking an equal future for oppressed communities, but this time artists both local and internationally recognized are joining the fight.
In collaboration with SEPIA Collective, ICONIC: Black Panther will open at Gregorio Escalante Gallery on April 8 and run as a multi-city fine art exhibition until May 14. With work from Emory Douglas, Shepard Fairey, Pilar Aguero-Esparza, Justin Dixon and others — The Black Panther Party has shown that it still inspires an entire generation of people, as well as artists of every race.
With the opening reception taking place at the Gregorio Escalante Gallery in Los Angeles, expect some of the actual Freedom Fighters to be in attendance.
It is free and open to the public beginning at 7:00 p.m. PST and will end at 10:00 p.m.