SWO|Thoughts

SWO x THE SUPER POOR KIDS

This past weekend, I went down from Harlem to North Philly to see the Dr. Seuss themed #TheSaddestStoryOnRepeat series from The SuperPoor Kids. SPK is an art collective based out of Camden, NJ. Brothers Lu and Jay Reyes debuted the series after having released it piece by piece on Twitter for the past 2 weeks.

I’ve known SPK for a few years now and have been amazed by their work. They integrate social justice into their art, be it through fashion design, portraiture, or open-form canvas painting. In the face of police violence against unarmed people of color, Jay and Lu have done portraits of those lost — Alton Sterling & Philando Castile, among others.

Check out the highlights from the gallery below. Find the full series here.

It hit me during an epic game of peek-a-boo with this precious little girl that she’s metaphorically & physically coming into a world that doesn’t value her for all that she is and all that she has the potential to be. I caught myself cheesing ear to ear, just like her, but also hoping her life stays hashtag free.

First half of #TheSaddestStoryOnRepeat. Full collection at thesuperpoorkids.com

 

Free Skittles & Arizona Iced Tea, shell casings included. (Credit: Austin Horton)

 

Front & center at the galley, a chalk outline of the Cat in Hat, his hat stained with blood.

 

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Let me know your thoughts on the art series and which piece resonated with you the most. Hit me up on Twitter (@samwhiteout) or text me: 917.983.4308.

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