Godspeed You! Black Emperor

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The piece "Godspeed You! Black Emperor" is part of the "Spiritual Material" series. The original is 18 by 24 inches and is Acrylic on Wood Panel. The series was started in 2019 and is still currently being explored.

*limited edition canvas prints feature hand embellishments*

*all limited editions contain a certificate of authenticity*

Paper Prints / Epson Archival Matte / .5 inch border
8.5 by 10 inches - open edition - $22.22
13.5 by 16 inches - open edition - $44.44
20.375 by 24 inches - open edition - $88.88
40.625 by 48 inches - open edition - $333.33

Canvas Prints / Picasso Satin / 370gsm with 2 inch border
12 by 16 inches - open edition - $100
18 by 24 inches - open edition - $200
24 by 32 inches - open edition - $345
36 by 48 inches - open edition - $775
36 by 48 inches - limited edition - $1200
48 by 64 inches - open edition - $1380
48 by 64 inches - limited edition - $1830

Wood Prints *COMING SOON*


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More about the art:

"Negus is a noun derived from the Ethiopian Semitic root ngś, meaning "to reign". The title has subsequently been used to translate the words "king" or "emperor" in Biblical and other literature. Based of a monologue by Kendrick Lamar in the song 'i,' the piece explores the perspectives and symbolism of one of the world's most famous rappers, shining light on the inherent spirituality of hip hop.

This painting is a tale of metamorphosis, transmutation of energy and a shape shift that follows. At its root, it is transcendence of condition to create a new reality, channeling the divine will to shape matter anew and alleviate the struggles of life within an imposing system. Each successful butterfly is a bridge from one world to the next, a sign that the impossible is possible, caterpillars can fly. Beyond the individual it is also a tale of redemption for a race long punished for its excellence. Uncovering the hidden root of one of our planets most incendiary words revealed its origin within deep divinity. Power is being reclaimed and the true owners of the throne are rising, from degraded slave to exalted king. In discussion here is also a global metamorphosis of the human species, the merging of nature and technology into a new form of being, humanitys butterfly form. " ~ Adam One