On Presidents & Politics: Enter the Dragon 1973


Don’t sleep on a sleeping Giant/Lion. Let’s keep a few key quotes in movie history on deck with a little tweaking added in for future alliance in the following conversation.

“Enter the Dragon” 1973

Opponent; Do I bother you all?
Bruce Lee;  Don’t waste yourself with yourself.
Opponent; What’s your style?
Bruce Lee; My style? you can call it the art of fighting without fighting.
Opponent; Show me some of it!
Bruce Lee; Later!

“Tora, Tora, Tora” 1970
President: Franklin D.Roosevelt.  ”A date that will live in infamy.”

Japenese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto;   ”I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill her with a terrible resolve.”

It seems to me that aside from all the legitimate concerns that most American people had hopping onto their respective couches a week ago for the first of three presidential debates was that a BULL fight was about to commence. Popcorn stocks must have gone virally gold that evening based on the fact that the Romney camp was on full damage control and either he was going to be a bull and fail or get aggressively stern in the attempts to lure our President into an equally embarrassing exchange within the cape.
Damage control is a lose cunning word in politics.  It can be understood as control of damage in fine print terms from one candidate to another.  A lose word or a lose cannon creates no sense of cool calm, collective resolve, some thing I believe a countries President should hold close to heart.  That being said, damage control was the underlying scheme because it was control of damage to the President that was Romney’s main interest. They/He failed, not our President.

Don’t think for a minute that President Obama was shook to the core, all he was and all he could do is lay in the cut as what a cool calm resolved President should do, just as Champions do (Bruce Lee: My Style? my style is the art of fighting without fighting”) with adversaries desperate for those 15 minutes of fame.

In fact, it has been said that Romney is one of Obama’s main contributors because he contributes to his own demise with his lies and ties 47% percent of the time. Just listen and you will hear, put your popcorn down and pull out your memory banks because the last person that I want on a national podium is a sword swaying war monger that perpetuates hostile dialogue both nationally and internationally.  Remember when Bush stood on top of a smoldering World Trade Center rubble with bullhorn in hand and vowed that (“the people of the world and those who knocked down the towers will hear from us”) Well, last I’ve heard is that you never bring a vow of vengeance and or humor to such a smoldering grave. You stay calm, cool and resolved in your respect for the dead under you and save all the following vows
Roosevelt: (“A date that will live in infamy”)  for the White House press room, not a sacred site.

The Romney camp is indeed here for a gunfight and President Obama is as savvy as I have ever seen him, not the weakest. It takes more brains and statue to know when to move on a chess table then just going in circles on a round table.

The reccession has wore us as a nation to the core and more than ever it is up to us to mirror a cool calm and collectiveness in our incumbent President, President Obama.

Let’s not fall asleep on awakening a sleeping giant of lies and ignorance that will have a terrible resolve.


Lee Q.

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New Limited Edition Print By Lee Quinones on Exhibition A


Exhibition A has released a new, signed limited edition print by Lee Quinones.  ”Born of Many Apples” is available in two size. Each size is limited to an edition 50 prints on archival inkjet print on stretched canvas.

In what I call the Alphabet soup chronicles, many of the Avant-garde Subway art movement cut their teeth on lines stretched not only across the city, but across imaginations, variations and theoretical limitations.  I referred to this as a voluntary diaspora of young colorful minds exclaiming the host status quo and reclaiming themselves through sculptural paintings while on the run.

-Lee Quinones 2012

For more information visit exhibitiona.com

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Lee Quinones on Brooklyn Insiders

Brooklyn Insiders: Lee Quinones from Chuck Gibson on Vimeo.

Brooklyn Insiders takes an in-depth look into the life of one of the most celebrated artists of New York City. Quinones shares his unique experiences with Brooklyn, and how the borough has inspired some of his work.

Directed by Jarek Carethers & Chuck Gibson.

Music by The Stuyvesants.

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Lee Quinones Featured In BAM’s Next Wave Art Exhibition

2011 Next Wave Art Part of the 2011 Next Wave Festival at BAM. Sep 13—Dec 18, 2011

Next Wave Art returns for its landmark 10th year, opening up BAM’s unique exhibition spaces to some of Brooklyn’s most exciting artists working in a variety of media—with many continuing the tradition of displaying new, site-specific works. Launched in 2002 and curated annually by Dan Cameron, Next Wave Art has exhibited over 100 artists on BAM’s campus since its inception.

Curated by Dan Cameron

Featured artists for the 10th Next Wave Art include:

Jules de Balincourt
Rashid Johnson
Robert Lazzarini
Maria Levitsky
Eileen Quinlan
Lee Quinones
Raha Raissnia
Kevin Stahl
Kate Steciw
Letha Wilson
Marina Zurkow

In addition, BAMart will produce a catalog highlighting the last 10 years of Next Wave Art.

Opening reception and exhibition tour:
Tue, Sep 13, 6—8pm
Peter Jay Sharp Building

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3 Kings Opens at Subliminal Gallery


Submlinal Projects presents 3 Kings featuring works by Lee Quinones, Leonard “Futura” McGurr and Fab Five Freddy (Fred Brathwaite) guest curated by FUN Gallery founder Patti Astor. The show open Sat. Sept. 17 from 8 to 11 p.m. and runs through Oct. 8 in Los Angeles.

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Groundswell Community Mural Project Honors Lee Quinones


Groundswell Community Project will honor Lee Quinones on Nov. 10. For more information on the event check here.

About Groundswell:

Groundswell Community Mural Project brings together artists, youth, and community organizations to use art as a tool for social change. Groundswell projects beautify neighborhoods, engage youth in societal and personal transformation, and give expression to ideas and perspectives that are underrepresented in the public dialogue.

Published by admin, on July 27th, 2011 at 3:30 pm. Filled under: Art,HERESAY,Uncategorized Tags: , , , 1 Comment

Lee Quinones in V Magazine


Check out Lee Quinones in the fall issue of V Magazine.

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Lee on Life + Times Part II

In a second segment, Lee invites Life +Times to his studio where he discusses the painting “Benchmark: A Great Rush Hour in the Bronx” that depicts Cliiff 159, Rammellzee, and Noc 167, Futura, Lady Pink, Taki, Fab Five Freddy and himself in the backdrop of the infamous Writer’s Bench at Grand Concourse.

The painting is included at the Art In The Streets at MOCA Geffen Center, in Los Angeles which closes Aug. 8.
Source: Life + Times

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Lee Quinones at MoMA: Looking at Music 3.0

Lee invited curators and videographers from the Museum of Modern Art to his studio to discuss the roll of music in his creative process.

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The Making Of Birds Of A Feather at MOCA

Lee worked with Futura, Risky, Loomit, Cern, Push, Risk and Abel on “Birds of A Feather” outside of the Geffen Building at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.

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