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Pedro Bell's work is Black acid dreamscapes and aural assault - Funkadelic (American band)

The artist behind the art. Many people have never heard of Pedro Bell (including me before this post) but his work was easily recognizable and iconic. This is the artist whose elaborate designs and art graced the covers of numerous Parliament Funkadelic, and George Clinton solo albums starting with the band's 1973 album, 'Cosmic Slop' and continuing for over 10 years. Bell's covers were immensely popular and were synonymous with the Funkadelic brand. Bell's style was a mix of Afro-futurism, graphic novel, collages, and sex.  As young artist, after hearing Funkadelic on an underground Chicago radio station Bell began writing illustrated letters, drawings and college-newspaper writing samples including his "psychedelic envelopes" to the band and their manager. They liked his style and he was hired to produce artwork for the band beginning with show posters, promotional items, and press kits, moving on to album artwork which included slang, nickname

There's a path for you and I to follow, for our goals aren't always in our sight - lyrics, Movement In The Light (Fishbone, American band)

Start with a premise and then somehow invert it - William Wegman (American Artist)

I wrote my first novel because I wanted to read it - Toni Morrison (American novelist, essayist, editor, teacher, and professor)

No story is the same to us after a lapse of time; or rather we who read it are no longer the same interpreters - George Eliot aka Mary Ann Evans (English novelist, poet, journalist, translator)

Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor - James Baldwin (American novelist, playwright, and activist)

If you really have something to say, sooner or later it will be heard. And if you're lucky you'll still be alive - Marilyn Minter (American visual artist)

Give 'em hell 54th! - From Glory (1989 American motion picture)

João Gilberto on guitar could read a newspaper and sound good - Miles Davis (American jazz trumpeter)

I paint and sculpt to get a grip on reality... to protect myself - Alberto Giacometti (Swiss sculptor, painter, draftsman and printmaker)

I don’t listen to what art critics say. I don’t know anybody who needs a critic to find out what art is - Jean-Michel Basquiat (American Artist)

Throughout my life I have taken detours in acting and writing, but art remains my abiding passion. - Gloria Vanderbilt (American American fashion designer)

Among living artists, George Condo may be the most embraced by the powers that be - Jerry Saltz (American art critic)