Thursday, November 30, 2017

Tony Rave Debuts King of Broken Hearts, Forever Young

We have been following local artist Tony Rave for awhile and we are big fans of his work. He has been showing his art around town and making a name for himself, but this weekend he is returning to his roots for his latest show called King of Broken Hearts, Forever Young. This show will feature his take on one of Detroit's most controversial people, Kwame Kilpatrick. 

The image of one of Detroit's former mayors instantly sparks a lot of conversation, which is exactly what Rave wants to do. His works is always powerful and a little controversial, two things that we live for. Check out our latest interview with the artist and make sure to stop by to see the show in person this Saturday, December 2nd at 7 p.m. at Detroit Is The New Black. He will be unveiling some new work at the show and he wants you to be there to experience it for yourself! 

HID- What is the meaning of the King of Broken Hearts?
Tony Rave- "I wanted to create an image about the City of Detroit that doesn't say the words Detroit. I also wanted to create a image that expressed a deep truth about the city."

HID- How do you think seeing the face of Kwame Kilpatrick effects people?
Tony Rave- "I hope it starts people talking about him again. I think people misunderstand him. I think people in the city especially the new people moving here don't truly understand him. He was a teacher, a lawyer, a father, a mentor, a friend and so much more to so many people. He just made a few mistakes. He is still a son of this city and I think people should be more understanding. 28 years is a long time."

HID- Why did you name the show Forever Young?
Tony Rave- "Forever Young is the name of the 2nd image I have created inspired by the great Coleman Young. It's a surprise. (which will be unveiled at the show)"

HID- Why did you decide to have the show at Detroit is the New Black?
Tony Rave- "DITNB is a perfect space for artist of all kinds to show off there work. It is a perfect location. I really connected with the brand as well. DITNB has a good thing going."

HID- How do you think art if effecting the rebirth of Detroit?
Tony Rave- "Art/artist are the main reason Detroit is having this rebirth. We are responsible for this. Me and you, the local artist. We the ones. We did this. And of course Dan Gilbert lol. Dan Gilbert get at me!"

HID- What do you want people to see or feel when they come to this show?
Tony Rave- "I want people to come in and feel something. Try to understand something new. Be compassionate. And buy everything."

HID- What's next for Tony?

Tony Rave- "Well for the next year or so me and the team will be popping up in different locations in the metro area with this brand. We will be spreading these images all over the state so look out!"

HID- Is there anything else you want our readers to know?
Tony Rave- "I want all the artists in the city to know that I love them and that I am here for them. Just reach out to me and ill reach back. Come see me on December 2 lets talk."

The King of Broken Hearts, Forever Young show opens at 7 p.m. this Saturday inside Detroit is the New Black, for more information click here.


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