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I Am a Man

Kevin "WAK" Williams
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A new work of art by K.A. Williams II also known by the name of WAK is a stunning masterpiece inspired by the Memphis Sanitation Strike of 1968. It depicts one of the protests leaning on the iconic "I Am A Man" sign. In the back ground you can see "3/5" which is a reminder of the 3/5th compromise. This was an agreement made at the 1787 United States Constitutional Convention where it was agreed that one enslaved African equaled 3/5 of a free man. You can also see blood on the bottom of the sign that represents the sacrifice and struggle of these Memphis freedom fighters.

This limited edition giclee on canvas measures 54x34 inches and has an edition size of only 25. Each work of art is personally hand embellished by the artist, a process that includes the artist using brush strokes on the print to enhance color and to give it additional texture. This makes these limited edition prints look more like an original work of art.  All are signed and numbered by the artist and come with a Certificate of Authenticity from the artist.

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Description

A new work of art by K.A. Williams II also known by the name of WAK is a stunning masterpiece inspired by the Memphis Sanitation Strike of 1968. It depicts one of the protests leaning on the iconic "I Am A Man" sign. In the back ground you can see "3/5" which is a reminder of the 3/5th compromise. This was an agreement made at the 1787 United States Constitutional Convention where it was agreed that one enslaved African equaled 3/5 of a free man. You can also see blood on the bottom of the sign that represents the sacrifice and struggle of these Memphis freedom fighters.

This limited edition giclee on canvas measures 54x34 inches and has an edition size of only 25. Each work of art is personally hand embellished by the artist, a process that includes the artist using brush strokes on the print to enhance color and to give it additional texture. This makes these limited edition prints look more like an original work of art.  All are signed and numbered by the artist and come with a Certificate of Authenticity from the artist.

Specs.
Cert. Of Authenticity Certificate of Authenticity from the Artist
Edition Limited Edition
Edition Size 25
Framed Unframed
Height 54 inches
Length 34 inches
Medium Giclee on Canvas
Signed Signed and Numbered by the Artist
SKU wak-man
Year Released 2018
Kevin "WAK" Williams
WAK is an artist on a mission, but his is no solo trip: He wants to take you on the journey, too. His destination is a place where more African-Americans will appreciate, own and even create fine art that honors their rich heritage and hope filled destiny. So far, tens of thousands of people have willingly followed Williams to that vista – including talk-show host Oprah Winfrey, and actor comedian Bernie Mac. From celebrity homes to small businesses, corporate offices and women’s spas, Williams’ original and lithograph artwork hangs from coast to coast. In fact, his collection of 50 lithograph prints – created under the “WAK Artistry” signature – is the most widely circulated urban fine arts series in the nation. Diverse in their themes, the art is painted by Williams in mixed mediums, and then produced as lithographs in various limited – and broad – edition quantities.
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