Monkey Do (2010)
Unknown British Artist
Portrait of Paul Cuffe/Cuffee
England (c. 1880)
oil on canvas, 64.1 x 52.1 cm.
Stuart P. Feld collection, NY, NY
The Image of the Black in Western Art Research Project and Photo Archive, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University
Paul Cuffee (1759-1817) was a man of Aquinnah Wampanoag and West African Ashanti descent, Quaker businessman, ship owner, navigator, abolitionist and also founded the first racially integrated school in Westport, Massachusetts. He was the founder of the Friendly Society of Sierra Leone, and organized expeditions that facilitated emigration of free Blacks from the United States to Sierra Leone and the newly independent Haiti.
hmm yes I will reblog old-timey sailor pics
I saw this at the Art Gallery of NSW recently.
I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO DISRESPECTED
I AM IN AUSTRALIA, NOT FUCKING NARNIA
10/10 would ride it into battle.
I fucking want one but I don’t know what it is and Mel says “No, it’s too big”.
I didn’t think it was possible for one to be “too big”
My chain hits my chest
when I’m banging on the dashboard
my chain hits my chest
when I’m banging on the radio
suki zuky I’m coming in the Cherokee
gasoline there’s steam on the window screen
take it take it wheels bouncing like a trampoline
when I get to where I’m going
gonna have you trembling
“Suki, suki” means “drive, drive” in Arabic. In the music video Saudi Arabian women are driving and aren’t supposed to, so MIA’s saying “suki, suki”. They’re bad girls.
Further, سوقي (suuqii) is in the imperative singular feminine, in a form I think is Saudi colloquial — more formal would be اسوقي. So, it has an additional subtlety of telling a female to drive.
allow me to introduce you to some things made by zuhair murad
the guy who showed me it was indeed possible to fall in love with dresses
WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH A MACBOOK IN THE BATH NOOOOO
I think the same thing whenever this comes up on my dashboard.