Every time the doors at Mason Murer opened to the thick humidity, heads turned. The Midtown gallery hosted Big Boi’s Art of Life, Canvas for Kidz charity auction on Saturday, June 17. Proceeds benefited performing arts programs for his Big Kidz Foundation.
Celebs from Janelle Monáe, Mayor Kasim Reed, Lisa Wu Hartwell of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, George Clinton, Idris Elba, George Lopez, T.I., and Ludacris, offered up a diverse selection of pieces — though only Mayor Reed appeared in person. Boxer Roy Jones, Jr. dropped in to greet the crowd and offer collectibles for the separate silent auction. Big Boi himself was the biggest draw of the evening.
And he put his foot in his work, literally, with a painting eponymous to his Sir Lucious alter ego, featuring left foot prints on color-blocked quadrants with a drawing of his face in the center. Funds procured for each piece were very modest. T.I.’s “Untitled” featuring a gold crown splashed in color fetched top dollar at $2,200.
Big took a moment to chat about the evening’s program and the music. “I just wanted to jump in there with the kids. We have the art programs during the summer, as well as the dance and the music, but we wanted to put this one on with the paintings to show them that anybody could do it and we’re gonna get in there and do it with you too.”
In the coming year, Dre is releasing a solo joint and the duo will reconnect for another OutKast album. Big’s next solo venture, Daddy Fat Sax: Soul Funk Crusader is already in the can.
“I’m doing what makes me tick and I just want to share it with the world,” he said.
come on man you know you got a bromance. you probably still rock that OutKast…
Yes, 14 is the correct answer. I'll pass your info along to the group's manager,…
That was January of 2007, and they are 21 now, so I'm guessing 14?
WWW you trying to date big boi? Sounds like you got a lil bromance bruh