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Bee Vue

"Lolo" - Bee Vue

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Currently incarcerated in California

"[Art] is universal by any one’s perception"

⚖ Description

The artist is currently incarcerated in California. He specializes in black & white portraits of celebrities.

All original artworks are created by artists previously or currently incarcerated. They use whichever materials they have access to, and prove creative ingenuity beyond the norm. These original paintings and drawings are born in the heart of a prison cell, from the hands of an outsider artist to adorn the walls of your space. Each art piece is a one-of-a-kind that not only enhances your interior but also makes you actively participate in reforming the prison and criminal justice system.

The incarcerated artist receives 50% of the sales proceeds. The artists set their own prices based on the costs of materials (it can vary greatly from one facility to another), the time spent on the piece, their experience, and simply - what they think it’s worth. Alongside with offering a financial outlet, we aim to empower their confidence and reinstitute their status as human beings - not a number behind bars. For most, art is an escape, a path to self-discovery and healing. Through art, they can reconnect with society so the gap is not so unbridgeable when they get out. Through the sales, they can stay connected with their families, afford daily commissary items, pay societal debts, relieve the economic burden on their loved ones, and save up for the release date. So they have the financial means to get ahead of reinsertion and get a fair chance at that second chance.

✎ Product Details

9" x 12" | Pencil on Canson interlayer

✑ Artist's bio

My name is Bee Vue. 29 years old and currently facing trial. I have been locked up half my age and found refuge, an escape in drawing and soon after came tattooing. Have honestly tattooed more than I’ve drawn. Art to me is freedom and my best therapy. To me, it tells more than the story the art portrays but also “thee created” and “creator”. To me, it’s an equivalent to “Freedom of speech”. It’s talking without saying anything and no vocabulary involved when words could never be enough. It’s universal by any one’s perception. Art is beautiful. .

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