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Chris Brown Paints Rihanna Mural – Search Warrant

Chris Brown painted a mural of the search warrant from his 2009 domestic violence case with Rihanna.  Brown posted a picture of the mural on Instagram explaining that it was his first search warrant from 9 years ago.  Brown painted Batman over the search warrant.  Rihanna might need to pull a Karrueche and get a […]

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Who Is Barkley Hendricks? Empire – Art, Paintings

Barkley Hendricks was a painter whose work appeared on the Empire TV show.  Sadly, he passed away on April 18, 2017.  His oil painting, “Lawdy Mama” was featured in the second season of Empire.  Hendricks is best known for his life-sized paintings of Black people in empowered depictions. Hendricks created bold paintings of Black people The […]

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Black Art Matters Scholarship Update

We recently announced our Black Art Matters Scholarship and wanted to share some of the entries.  To be eligible for the $500 scholarship you have to submit a 400 word essay on how the Empire TV show has contributed to today’s society.  This post offers submissions from three contestants.  Please use the poll below to let us […]

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Black Art Matters $500 Scholarship

Check out this post for an update on the scholarship.  The deadline for this year’s scholarship is December 1, 2016.  Next semesters scholarship submissions will be accepted starting December 2, 2016.  Good luck! At EmpireBBK, we value education and those in need.  School is expensive and it can be extremely difficult for families to make […]

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Sanaa Hamri, Empire’s Brilliant Conductor

Sanaa Hamri is the beautiful mind responsible for Empire’s astonishing music videos. “The conductor of an orchestra doesn’t make a sound.  He depends, for his power, on his ability to make other people powerful.” –Benjamin Zander Sanaa Hamri Empire Sanaa Hamri holds a unique position on Empire, the talented director is the musical liaison, connecting […]

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Kehinde Wiley’s Artsy Page

Kehinde Wiley Artsy Kehinde Wiley is one of the most celebrated paints of his generation.  Wiley’s work can be found everywhere, from Empire to prestigious institutions. Check out Kehinde Wiley’s Artsy page where you will find his biography, upcoming shows and his amazing work. Kehinde Wiley The following video shows Wiley collaborating with Puma.  The […]

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The Transformational Power of Empire Makeup Artist Karen Lynn Accattato

“Transformation literally means going beyond your form.” -Wayne Dyer Karen Lynn Accattato, Empire’s head makeup artist, is an expert in storytelling.  She approaches her craft as creative collaboration to interpret story through skin.  This approach was used to transform Jamal Lyon from a struggling artist in the show’s first season to one of the most […]

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Sylvia Maier x Yeelen Miami, “Currency” Collection Reminds Us That Our Lives Are Priceless

Sylvia Parker Maier is an innovative artist whose work has been featured on the Empire TV show.  Jamal and Yazz declared that it “Ain’t About the Money” and Maier is sending a similar message through her “Currency” series. Sylvia Maier Yeelen Galley Currency “Currency” is a part of the “what’s INSIDE HER never dies…a Black […]

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African American Paintings On Empire

Donate to the Charles H. Wright Museum to empower the contributions of the African American arts community. This article will examine some of the amazing African American paintings that have been featured on the Empire TV show.  The masterpieces of numerous famous black artists have appeared on Fox’s hip-hop drama along with some amazing pieces […]

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‘Empire’ Stars Ring In New Year’s Eve 2016

Fox’s Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution was one huge, star-studded party in Miami, Florida, and one of the highlights — of course — was the performances by Empire stars Jussie Smollett and Bryshere “Yazz” Gray. The actors/singers performed hits from the TV series multiple times during the night and helped us all ring in 2016, Lyon-style. Pitbull’s New […]