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A multimedia project by artist Fahamu Pecou exploring black male representations in popular media.
A multimedia project by artist Fahamu Pecou exploring black male representations in popular media.
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In 2010, award-winning painter, performance artist and cultural critic Fahamu Pecou began a collection of work called "HARD 2 DEATH". The work, divided into 3 suites of paintings and accompanying videos, questions the celebration and attraction of self-destructive behaviors in black male culture. The series has received numerous accolades having been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the U.S. as well as Paris, France.

In 2011, Pecou began developing the next phase of this body of work under the title "If Heaven had Heights..". "If Heavens..." looks at the faulty media representations of masculinity projected at young black males. The works in this series, which include; paintings, drawings, experimental animations, video and performance, challenge popular constructs of black masculinity as seen in contemporary music, film and other forms of entertainment. 

Your contribution to this project will help fund the development of the works in this series as well as an accompanying website. "If Heaven had Heights..." is scheduled to debut September 2012 at Lyons Wier Gallery (New York, NY) and at Backslash Gallery (Paris, France), January 2013.

To see images and video from "Hard 2 Death" visit www.Hard2Death.tumblr.com

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    "THANK YOU. FROM MY HEART" You will receive a signed copy of my catalogue FAHAMENON plus a "FAHAMU PECOU is The SHIT" t-shirt and a postcard featuring one of my paintings.

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    "HOW CAN I EVER THANK YOU?" You will receive a signed copy of my catalogue FAHAMENON and an autographed, 11x14 poster of a painting from my NEOPOP series.

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    "I OWE YOU ONE!" You will receive a hand signed limited edition 18x24 gicleé print of "Streetz is Watching" (2010) from the series "Hard 2 Death". You will also have your name listed as a backer on the website for "If Heaven Had Heights..."

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    "REALLY, IF YOU EVER NEED ANYTHING..." You will receive a hand signed limited edition 18x24 gicleé print of "Streetz is Watching" (2010) from the series "Hard 2 Death". You will also receive a signed copy of my catalogue FAHAMENON (Platinum Edition) plus a "FAHAMU PECOU is The SHIT" t-shirt and a have your name listed as a backer on the website for "If Heaven Had Heights..."

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    You will receive a hand signed limited edition 18x24 gicleé print of "Streetz is Watching" (2010) from the series "Hard 2 Death", a signed copy of my catalogue FAHAMENON (Platinum Edition), a "FAHAMU PECOU is The SHIT" t-shirt, a DVD copy of "r/EGRESS/ion" (2011) and private preview of "If Heaven Had Heights..." exhibit in New York*. You will also have your name listed as a backer on the website for "If Heaven Had Heights..."

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