So, I’m walkin down Melrose, righ. Saw an awesome Murral. Had to pull up and Snap Chat with this wicked art peice. The dude pictured (Chris Wyllie) comes out outside to say whatsup and told us that he actually created the murral. Said the concept was to acknowledge the fact that there were NO Black nominees and how blantanly biased the award show is. So he decided to create an Oscar Award to Honor POC, and the proceeds from the auctioned art would go to an organization of choice. Told me that the event was gonna be in two days and asked me if Eye could spin his event! YAH. His remixed version of the Oscar, is a Gold Man with and Afro. Don’t eye resemble his muse! The universe funny like that sometimes. The evening was MAGIKAL, the vibes were Lit. Everything, Everything, Every-ass-thing happens to a reason. Divine order is always at play. Patience is key as you build your dream. Visit his Art Gallery on Melrose if you’re ever in LA @SixtyBananas.
Todd McKie’s work is among the most instantly recognized and thoroughly loved art produced in Boston over the past three decades. Having reduced his compositional operation to a few key elements, he nevertheless manages to summon a complete range of contemporary life’s pleasures and travails as perceived by a bemused participant.
Admired by peers, collectors, and curators for his painterly invention and wit, McKie’s work is, in fact often less understandable than it seems at first blush. Enveloped in a risible atmosphere of absurd predicament, the dilemmas of McKie’s protagonists resist straightforward interpretation.
Avidly collected, McKie’s works are held in many private and corporate collections and in the public collections of major museums throughout the Northeast.