On The Threadcount of the American Flag

September 9, 2014 10:06 PM

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On The Threadcount of the American Flag

Will Roberson takes the seat just across from me on an almost rainy day at Tacombi in Nolita. (Tacos are always in the budget.) We're settling into a conversation about his new work (painting) and waiting on his collaborator in another work (music), "City" (formerly "Jemini the Gifted One"). City is an artist with a formidable resume in tow as a Brooklyn heavyweight, but, as you'll see, with no bland nostalgia for hip hop and a sharp geopolitical take on life. Already, I'm enjoying this conversation, for all of the reasons I write this series of articles on the intersection of art and policy. Will and City are a look backward and forward to inform our times.

[Will Roberson and City, Lower East Side, NYC. photo credit ericjhenderson]

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