Must See Exhibit, The Man In Black at Folsom

The Kilgore College East Texas Oil Museum is featuring an exhibit celebrating the 50th anniversary of the historic Johnny Cash concerts at Folsom State Prison in California. The exhibit, “1968: A Folsom Redemption,” is a collection of photographs and memoirs … Continue reading

Prison Art on Instagram

In searching for 25 of Prison art’s most beautiful women, uploaded artworks by prisoners to Instagram proved to be invaluable. According to Statista, “In 2020, 87 percent of surveyed art buyers claimed to use Instagram to find new artists, whereas … Continue reading

How Did A Hunger Strike End Solitary Confinement

It’s been ten years since the California State Prison Hunger Strikes. While some changes have been made, some are still not enough. Prison reform is a hot-button topic in America. From North to South, and East coast to the West, … Continue reading

Prison Art Exhibit During Pandemic

One artist found the Internet as a means to give an exhibition during the Covid pandemic. 1-Artist; 1-Subject; 21-Works is an online exhibition of one of the globe’s leading prison artists, Donald “C-Note” Hooker. It is an exhibition that goes … Continue reading

Go to Bay View for an explosion of hope: Free the prisoners! House the homeless!

What are you doing during lockdown? We’re thinking revolution, and we invite you to join us. Yes, COVID-19 is a dire threat; 50 million people died in the 1918 flu pandemic. And yes, we have the best opportunity that Willie … Continue reading

Agnes Gund, Prison Art’s $100,000,000 Patron

One percenters’ unbridled social justice money, could see a boon in Contemporary Art Market for Prison Art. In 2017, 81-year-old Agnes Gund, American philanthropist, arts patron, collector, and social justice warrior, revealed she sold her 1962 Roy Lichtenstein’s Masterpiece for … Continue reading

The Prisoner Press and the Power to Inspire

In the winter of 2016, California prisoner, Donald “C-Note” Hooker, received local and national press (People), for his participation in the play he starred and co-wrote, Redemption In Our State of Blues. In the spring of 2016, he participated in … Continue reading

30-Days After Release, Prisoner Holds Fundraiser

Six years in the federal prison system and 18 years in the most notoriously violent prisons in the California prison system, this August saw the release of Min. King, William E. Brown a k a Pyeface. For those who do … Continue reading

Hurricane Harvey Told Through the Voice of the Prisoner-Artist

On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey struck Houston. In five days it brought 60 inches of rain and damaged or destroyed 300,000 buildings. At the time, images were reporting residents of assisted living homes in waist-high water. But what was … Continue reading Continue reading

The Voice of Michael Brown Lives On in the Neo Jim Crow Art Movement

At the turn of the century, a young civil rights attorney saw a Northern California poster that read, “THE DRUG WAR IS THE NEW JIM CROW.” Ten years later, she would publish her seminal work, The New Jim Crow: Mass … Continue reading