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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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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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.

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Lee Quinones in V Magazine


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

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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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Lee Quinones on Life and Times

Lee invited Life and Times to his studio.

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LEE Quinones in Looking At Music 3.0 at MoMA

TELLUSTools. 2001. Double-LP. Composition: 12 1/4 x 24 5/8" (31.1 x 62.5 cm). The Museum of Modern Art Library, New York. Gift of Harvestworks. Cover Art by Christian Marclay. Produced by Carol Parkinson, Harvestworks. Image courtesy Kanji Ishii

TELLUSTools. 2001. Double-LP. Composition: 12 1/4 x 24 5/8" (31.1 x 62.5 cm). The Museum of Modern Art Library, New York. Gift of Harvestworks. Cover Art by Christian Marclay. Produced by Carol Parkinson, Harvestworks. Image courtesy Kanji Ishii

Lee’s work will be featured in “Looking at Music 3.0″. at Museum of Modern Art, New York City. Feb. 16 – June 6.

Looking at Music 3.0, the third in a series of exhibitions exploring the influence of music on contemporary art practices, focuses on New York in the 1980s and 1990s. In this dynamic period, imaginative forms of street art spread across the five boroughs, articulating the counter-culture tenor of the times. As the city transitioned from bankruptcy to solvency, graffiti, media, and performance artists took advantage of low rents and collaborated on ad hoc works shown in alternative spaces and underground clubs. Appropriation, also known as remixing, thrived. Approximately 70 works from a wide range of artists and musicians will be on view, including works by the Beastie Boys, Kathleen Hanna and Le Tigre, Keith Haring, Lee Quinones, Christian Marclay and  Joanie 4 Jackie, a video chain letter founded by Miranda July.

via Village Voice

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Lee Quinones Motorcycle Jacket for Andy Warhol Museum

photo: Terry Richardson

photo: Terry Richardson

Lee, along with 18 other artists, interpreted the leather jacket in a benefit for the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. The concept was conceived and curated by Glenn O’Brien and the jackets were debuted in a one-night show at the Palazzo Bovaro in Milan. Jackets are available for online bidding at Charity Buzz. Dan Colen, Tom Sachs, Rita Ackermann, Kenny Scharf and Stefano Castronovo are among the other artists who contributed jackets.



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Lee Quinones at the Moth


Lee joins the Moth storytellers at the El Museo Del Barrio on Tues. May 11 for “Saints & Sinners.”  $35 tickets are on sale at www.smarttix.com ($30 for Moth and El Museo members) or by calling 212-868-4444. All tickets include an open bar.

THE MOTH is a non-profit storytelling organization dedicated to the art of personal narrative. They produce curated storytelling shows, host regular StorySLAMs in New York, Chicago, Detroit and L.A., and operate a community outreach program committed to the discovery of all of the city’s stories. The Moth has a free weekly podcast:

The Moth Podcast: http://www.themoth.org/podcast
Moth CDs: http://www.themoth.org/store
Moth Shows: http://www.themoth.org/events
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