Erykah Badu Featured in Limited Edition Print by Artist Steven Lopez | Artists Collaborate for Social Change
Respected Los Angeles visual artist Steven Lopez features soul goddess
Erykah Badu in his latest addition to the “After Midnight” series, a
collection of portraits celebrating notable musicians. One hundred
copies of the limited edition Giclée prints, signed by Badu and Lopez,
will be available for sale beginning April 15 at midnight, exclusively
Lopez, who uses the music of artists as his inspiration for his
portraits, describes Badu as one of his favorite performers whose music
he has wanted to artistically interpret since first hearing her in
concert in 2005. “She understands the healing power of sound and she
delivers strength which is often lost in today’s music,” said Lopez.
(View the time-lapse video of how Steven created the original artwork:
Through his art, Lopez was able to capture that “strength” and Badu
took note. Once he completed the artwork, he posted it to the comment
section of Badu’s website and she reportedly loved it. “When I saw the
image on Erykah’s MySpace page I was really surprised and extremely
honored,” said Lopez. “It was a great feeling to know that she
appreciated my work and wanted to share it with her fans.“
Badu was so pleased that she reached out to Lopez and they decided to
offer a signed, limited-edition of the painting, donating a portion of
the proceeds to Beautiful Love Incorporated Non-Profit Development
(B.L.I.N.D.), a charity organization she established to provide
community-based programs for inner-city youth.
For more information check out www.aftermidnightsoul.com.