Steven Lopez x Erykah Badu: After Midnight SeriesJuxtapoz // Tuesday, 10 Mar 2009
Soul music fans rejoice: Los Angeles artist Steven Lopez has begun work on his latest piece in the After Midnight Series, featuring soul music artist Erykah Badu, which is a personal excursion for Steven to combine his two passions, music and art. It is this combination that has inspired the After Midnight Series and in the process brought Steven together with such musical greats as Chaka Kahn, Sade Adu, Aretha Franklin, India Arie, Jill Scott and his first inspiration into the After Midnight Series, Erykah Badu.
Before he sets out the artistic process, Steven researches each artist’s photo history, discography, and live performances. Once versed visually and aurally, Steven selects a favorite and many times inspirational song to focus on and begin the painting process.
Steven says. “Erykah is one of my favorite artists of all time and I’ve been looking forward to interpreting her music since I saw her perform in 2005 during the Sugar Water tour stop at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles.”
The After Midnight Series will include 100 limited edition giclee prints signed by both Steven and Erykah. The signing will take place on March 24th in Badu’s home town of Dallas. They will be available for purchase on April 15th exclusively through www.aftermidnightsoul.com. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Badu’s charity organization, Beautiful Love Incorporated Non Profit Development—or B.L.I.N.D. Beautiful Love Inc. was established in 1997 and provides community-driven development for inner-city youth through music, dance, theater and visual arts.
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