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i make history colourful, fun & easy to eat
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art lasts longer than an expensive dinner

whether you plump for an original or a print, you'll also receive the story behind the image. most of these works were done as part of a project called art/history, so each relates to a specific date. i'm not suggesting that the subject matter isn't sometimes slightly tenuous, but there's always a link. feed your brain & feast your eyes.

billie's strange fruit

billie's strange fruit

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#art/#history: written in 1937 by lewis allan (pseudonym of music teacher, abel meeropol), a #poem called 'bitter fruit' was made legendary #otd in 1939 when it was released as 'strange fruit'. sung as a devastating treatise on civil rights by the heartbreaking billie holiday, it went on to be recorded by nina simone, annie lennox & ub40 - but their versions weren't the ones that marked the first stirrings of the civil rights movement. it bears endless repetition: there's a message here that we must never forget. 
'pastoral scene of the gallant south
the bulging eyes & the twisted mouth
scent of magnolias, sweet & fresh
then the sudden smell of burning flesh'...

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