ART: Rashaad Newsome

Newsome 37th Chamber 565x701 ART: Rashaad Newsome

Rashaad Newsome’s obsessively-handmade collages in customized antique frames comprise a visual vocabulary that combines high neo-Baroque style with low pop-advertising imagery. His richly-detailed compositions form a kind of Rosetta stone for hip-hop culture. Newsome culls familiar images of luxury goods from glossy consumer magazines: sports gear, jewel-encrusted brooches, rings, watches, furs and yachts, which he then uses to create contemporary coats of arms set against meticulously-patterned backgrounds. See Newsome’s work from October 20th-December 3rd 2011 at Marblorough Gallery.

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Newsome Whats Beef 565x762 ART: Rashaad Newsome

Newsome Swaggalicious 565x484 ART: Rashaad Newsome

Newsome Saltire Compton 565x652 ART: Rashaad Newsome

Newsome Let Them Eat Cakes 565x507 ART: Rashaad Newsome

Newsome Black and Yellow 565x762 ART: Rashaad Newsome

Newsome Baptism 565x685 ART: Rashaad Newsome

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