“Spoken Floz,” Prisoners Retake Over of Hip Hop

Prisoners through Spoken Floz, a Rap hybird, want to reassert their place as the orginators of Hip Hop’s Rap. Hip Hop is in the reporting sphere of Darealprisonart. We are a subsidiary of Artist Social Network, and its flagship in … Continue reading

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

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 $150 million. An art sale, placing it among the 15 highest works ever sold. In a move … 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

Imprisoned Poet Heard CALL to End Mass Incarceration

University of California, Los Angeles, UCLA’s, CALL, Connecting Art and Law for Liberation, gave voice to incarcerated poets Continue reading

UCLA’S Spring Art Festival, Renewal CALL to End Mass Incarceration.

CALL: “Connecting Art and Law for Liberation,” University of California, Los Angeles, UCLA’s inaugural Spring art fair, brings a fresh renewal to philanthropist Agnes Gund’s ideal to end mass incarceration through art. Continue reading

God Is A Woman

God Is A Woman is one of the many literary works by prisoners hoping to be published in the 57th issue of the Columbia Journal. Founded in 1977 by students in the Columbia University School of the Arts Graduate Writing … Continue reading

Philadelphia Form Holds Portraits of Justice Symposium

Portraits of Justice is a daylong symposium that will engage the public in reimagining the criminal justice system through the lens of art, advocacy, and policy reform. A diverse and robust roster of directly impacted artists, practitioners, government officials, and … Continue reading

Resilience: The 28th Annual Celebration of African American Poets and Their Poetry

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“fern”
symbol of endurance and resourcefulness

The fern is a hardy plant that can grow in difficult places. “An individual who wears this symbol suggests that he has endured many adversities and outlasted much difficulty.” (Willis, The Adinkra Dictionary) Continue reading

SUBVERSIVE ART & THE ART OF SUBVERSION. Lesson Two: NIGGER VERSUS NIGGA

This post is long overdue, yet it’s still premature. I’m only posting this now, as the result to something I read. So it’s an emotional response, rather than a rational response. In preparation for another upcoming post, I ran across … Continue reading