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Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Farewell from Live Unchained

I will keep this message short and sweet – not because I don’t like goodbyes, but because I don’t believe in them. “At the Heart of Me” by Live Unchained featured artist, Paul Sika I have a friend that says, “all who are meant to meet, will meet again.” This expression means a lot to […]


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Thursday 25 September, 2014

Afropolitan furniture: When Spanish antiques get an African identity and feminine touch

What does a chemist and a television journalist have to with furniture design? At Live Unchained, we love people who forge novel paths, especially when these paths are not only new because of what they create, but also when they’re untried career and artistic trajectories in the lives of the people who tread them. It […]


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Monday 15 September, 2014

Ingrid Lafleur on Art and Pleasure

A native of Detroit and a family of artists, Ingrid Lafleur is a dedicated creative whose work is intent on bringing art to the “masses.” An art curator, hosting shows and exhibitions in cities as far-flung as Paris and Johannesburg, Lafleur wants to make visual art accessible, as ubiquitous “as music or fashion.” Her art […]


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Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Marawa on Happiness and Hula-Hooping

There are some who find their niche in the vast world of art and creating and run with it. Far. They take the prosaic, something there, we all know, heard about, or even used, and they turn it into art or performance, a spectacle that draws people in. This is what Marawa did and does. […]


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Thursday 17 July, 2014

Moving Forward: Peju Alatise on Art, Nigeria, and Responsibility #BringBackOurGirls

The story makes the headlines; the people pay attention-they tweet and share and spread the hashtags. Interest wanes, attention’s diverted. The story dies out. But it doesn’t. To the people involved, it doesn’t. On April 15th of this year, Boko Haram, an alleged* terrorist organization in northern Nigeria, kidnapped 230 girls from the Chibok Government Secondary […]


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Monday 19 May, 2014

9 Tips on Starting an Art Collection #CollectorChat

What happens when a beautiful work of art captures your attention? Do you just savor it in the moment and move on? Do you not even think about owning it, assuming it’s too much? Or, do you inquire about the price, still knowing it’s still out of reach? Well, we believe, if you want to […]


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Thursday 24 January, 2013

Art of a Woman: Jaimee Todd | 30 Days Unchained : Day 15

30 Days Unchained/#30unchained | Day 15 – 1/23/13 | Inspiration: Jaimee Todd As a self-taught painter and photographer, Jaimee Todd  has learned how to transfer the range of her emotions, into colorful art. Jaimee’s influences, which include the abstract realism of Georgia O’Keeffe and pan-African and Native American aesthetics, translate into an artform that is completely her […]


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Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Beautifully Absurd: Nina Chanel Abney | 30 Days Unchained : Day 13

30 Days Unchained/#30unchained | Day 13 – 1/22/13 | Inspiration: Nina Chanel Abney Playfully sinister and visually complex Nina Chanel Abney masters the art of duality in her large-scale paintings. On the one hand, her art is inviting and energetic, with bright colors and cartoon-like figures. However, when you look closer, you realize some of […]


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Monday 21 January, 2013

Creative Discovery: Delphine Diallo | 30 Days Unchained : Day 12

30 Days Unchained/#30unchained | Day 12 – 1/21/13 | Inspiration: Delphine Diallo Magic Photo Studio by Delphine Diallo To Parisian-born photographer Delphine Diallo, the beauty is in the details. By channeling her spirit into a creative outlet, Delphine has become an expert in translating raw human emotion into something tangible – a photograph. Speaking about […]


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Sunday 20 January, 2013

Graffiti Guru Ananda Nahu | 30 Days Unchained : Day 11

30 Days Unchained/#30unchained | Day 11 – 1/20/13 | Inspiration: Ananda Nahu Extraordinarily bold and delightfully feminine, Brazilian graffiti artist Ananda Nahu‘s work is electrifying. When asked to describe her artwork, Nahu tells Live Unchained “With female characters, represent women who can convey strength and attitude, with a strong female identity and solidarity reflection of […]