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Erykah Badu Says Andre 3000 is a Piece of … Art
« on: July 15, 2012, 08:55:32 am »

Erykah Badu Says Andre 3000 is a Piece of … Art
July 14, 2012 By Brittney M. Walker


*You just have to respect Erykah Badu’s opinion, not because she’s always right, but because she speaks her mind with no limits.
She recently went all in on Wayne Coyne, frontman of The Flaming Lips, after he released some unapproved (nude) visuals of the singer’s sister for the collaborative video “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.”

This time, she’s using her weapon (tongue) to praise the artistry of other creatives like Andre 3000 and Janelle Monae.

When asked about a work of art she would most like to own, a Basquiat painting or Van Gogh piece would be more of a likely answer than the surprise response she came up with. “Andre [3000],” Badu stated.

A reasonable wish, right? Andre – besides being the father of her 14-year-old son, Seven- is a talented man who is arguably one of the best rappers in the industry, who is also quite skilled at singing and acting. He is a piece of art indeed.

She also said Monae is one of those women in the industry she admires and even called her “best friend.” But the new artist may not even know that the two share that connection.

“My heroes are Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind and Fire, the Emotions, Chaka Khan and the Doobie Brothers,” she admitted. “And Janelle Monae is keeping me on my A-game — secretly, I feel that I have to go out and crush her. We’re best friends, though: she’ll only find that out by reading this.”

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Re: Erykah Badu Says Andre 3000 is a Piece of … Art
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2012, 09:46:49 am »
Andre 3000 will be a piece of art when his  Jimmi Hendrix movie escapes!   That's for sure!

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Re: Erykah Badu Says Andre 3000 is a Piece of … Art
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2012, 10:47:31 am »

I found a recent pic but lil dude still looked 7. He'll prolly be rapping on 106 and Park next week anyway.

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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2020, 06:17:35 am »
Tuesday, 31st March 2o2o
Van Gogh painting stolen from Dutch museum closed by virus
by Mike Corder

“The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring 1884”

(THE HAGUE, Netherlands) — A painting by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh was stolen in an overnight smash-and-grab raid on a museum that was closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, police and the museum said Monday.

The Singer Laren museum east of Amsterdam said “The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring 1884” by the Dutch master was taken in the early hours of Monday.

By early afternoon, all that could be seen from the outside of the museum was a large white panel covering a smashed door in the building’s glass facade.

Museum General Director Evert van Os said the institution that houses the collection of American couple William and Anna Singer is “angry, shocked, sad” at the theft.

The value of the work, which was on loan from the Groninger Museum in the northern Dutch city of Groningen, was not immediately known.

Van Gogh’s paintings, when they rarely come up for sale, fetch millions at auction.

Police are investigating the theft.

“I’m shocked and unbelievably annoyed that this has happened,” said Singer Laren museum director Jan Rudolph de Lorm.

“This beautiful and moving painting by one of our greatest artists stolen - removed from the community,” he added.

“It is very bad for the Groninger Museum, it is very bad for the Singer, but it is terrible for us all because art exists to be seen and shared by us, the community, to enjoy to draw inspiration from and to draw comfort from, especially in these difficult times.”

The 25-by-57-centimeter (10-by-22-inch) oil on paper painting shows a person standing in a garden surrounded by trees with a church tower in the background.

It dates to a time when the artist had moved back to his family in a rural area of the Netherlands and painted the life he saw there, including his famous work “The Potato Eaters,” in mostly somber tones.

Later, he moved to southern France, where he developed a far more colorful, vibrant style of painting as his health declined before his death in 1890.

Police said in a statement that the thief or thieves smashed a glass door to get into the museum.

That set off an alarm that sent officers rushing to the museum but by the time they got there the painting and whoever stole it were gone.

A team including forensics and art theft experts was studying video footage and questioning neighbors.

Van Os said the museum’s security worked “according to protocol,” but he added:

“Obviously we can learn from this.”

The Dutch government on March 12th banned large crowds among its measures to halt the spread of the virus, leading several museums to close temporarily.

Before the closure, the museum was hosting an exhibition titled “Mirror of the Soul” with works by artists ranging from Jan Toorop to Piet Mondrian, in cooperation with Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum.

The Singer Laren’s collection has a focus on modernism such as neo-impressionism, pointillism, expressionism and cubism.

It is not the first high profile theft from the museum.

In 2007, thieves stole seven works from its sculpture garden, including a bronze cast of “The Thinker” by Auguste Rodin.

The famous sculpture was recovered a few days later, missing a leg.

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