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Omari Booker
La Maquina - Portrait Painting of Conway the Machine, Rapper, Gold, Black

2021

US$4,050

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This painting is a portrait of the rapper, Conway The Machine. Rendered on Gold found fabric, Conway is centered in the composition, meeting the viewer's gaze with a brash expression. He wears a black hat, several gold chains, and a black shirt with a blue Basquiat crown on it. The Basquiat crown is known as a symbol for Black excellence. Omari Booker, a Nashville native, began his journey in the visual arts at Montgomery Bell Academy. Since then, he has studied and displayed his work at multiple institutions including Belmont University, Middle Tennessee State University, and Tennessee State University. While he began by studying Mathematics and other more traditional curricula he finally focused on studio art and graphic design earning his B.S. in Graphic Design from Tennessee State University. A consistent affinity for realism is apparent in his work, while abstractions can also be found. Oil paintings are Omari’s predominant medium, but charcoal, chalk pastels, and acrylic paintings are essential building blocks of his work. His work often focuses on the criminal justice system, shining a light on the racial disparities that plague it. Booker recently completed multiple murals around Nashville, including one in the new building at Fifth & Broadway and one in North Nashville.

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  • Creator
  • Creation Year
    2021
  • Dimensions
    Height: 40 in. (101.6 cm)Width: 30 in. (76.2 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
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  • Framing
    Framing Options Available
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Nashville, TN
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU98518790442

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