The Black Art Depot

Kevin A. Williams, who is popularly known as the urban artist WAK, is the top selling artist on the African-American print market today. One of his most popular series of paintings is entitled Lock and Key. This collection consists of five pieces that have come to set the standard when it comes to sensual and intimate ethnic artwork for the African-American community. Years after the release of the Lock and Key series of artwork by WAK it amazingly seems to only grow in popularity as time goes by and continues to be requested and admired by many. Below are the members of this collection:

Lock and Key (Female) by WAK
Lock and Key (Female) by WAK
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This erotic art print by Kevin A. Williams depicts a nude African-American woman adorned in cultural jewelry and a natural hair style standing and holding a heart shaped lock. This lock represents here feminine nature as she waits for an individual that is able to unlock her heart and fulfill her mental needs, physical needs and sexual desires.

Lock and Key (Female) by WAK
Lock and Key (Male) by WAK
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Lock and Key (Male) by WAK is an erotic work of art that depicts a nude African-American man standing humbly as he presents the key. The key represents his masculine nature as stands and respectfully offers himself as the key that unlock her heart and satisfy her mental needs, emotional needs, physical needs and sexual desires.

Lock and Key (Female) by WAK
Lock and Key (X-Change) by WAK
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Lock and Key (X-Change) is one of the most popular prints in the series. It depicts a nude African American man and women sharing a moment of intimacy as they embrace eitch other. The man now holding the woman heart shaped lock and the woman holding the man's key. They have now connected physically, mentally and spiritually and he belongs to her and she belongs to him.

Lock and Key (Female) by WAK
Lock and Key (United) by WAK
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One of the most erotic and intimate images in the series, Lock and Key (United) by WAK depicts a nude African American couple engaged in the act of making love. The woman is immersed in a moment of ectasy as she holds a heart shaped lock with the key inside of it in her hand. This Lock and Key serves as a symbol to the fact that they are now united physically, mentally, spiritually and sexually.

Lock and Key (Female) by WAK
Lock and Key (Statement Edition) by WAK
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This art print features Lock and Key (Male) and Lock and Key (Female) and a poem created by WAK himself that serves as a beatuiful literary accomplice to the paintings. The poems reads as shown below:

Ultimate Soulmates have been found
The male seeks the lock in which his key will open.
The female seeks the key that will unlock her heart,
which desires the release of overflowing love.
What is the value of a lock with no key,
and what is the use of a key with no lock.


Now that you have been exposes to the entire Lock and Key Collection by WAK we hope you will take the time to leave a comment and let us know which one is your favorite!

Written by Kani Ayubu — August 19, 2014

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