In March, 2013 Swiss-Bolivian artist Luciano Calderon painted a site-specific, indoor mural in Belo Horizonte, Brasil. The painting was executed for the Verão Arte Contemporânea Festival inside Sesc Palladium.
Calderon used two quotes by African American artists, the first being Tina Turner’s What’s love got to with it which is an ironic comment about the relationship of art and money. In contemporary times how much does love actually have in common with art?
Nipsey Hussle’s Don’t holla at me unless money is the topic alludes to the people working solely for money, some of those being business men using the very center where the mural is painted.
Marker, spray paint, liquid paper on wood
The project was curated by Angelina Camelo
Don’t holla at me unless money is the topic (sketch), 2013
What’s love got to do with it, 2013
Don’t holla at me unless money is the topic, 2013
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