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  • Note: Frame shown is for display purposes only and may not match actual frame. 


    Named for Gregory Porter's 2012 track "Be Good" from the album Be Good 

    "She said lions are made for cages /

    Just to look at in delight /

    You dare not let'em walk around'cause they might just bite..."


    —Listen in full on the US: An Art Exhibition Playlist on Spotify—


    Delve into a unique fusion of art and music as each title in this magnificent collection resonates with the lyrics or encapsulates the overall vibe of the beloved track that served as its inspiration.


    These creations go beyond being visual masterpieces celebrating the vintage fashion of an era where Black people thrived; they are a harmonious celebration of the artist's deep connection to the melodies that move and inspire.


    Explore the collection with a matching curated Spotify playlist and immerse yourself in the captivating interplay of fashion, history, and the lyrical essence that brings each piece to life.


    Model: Dean Brewington



    SKU: BGD-DEC-2023
    Only 1 left in stock

      This product is an exclusive, limited edition (1/1) piece from the 2023 exhibit, "US: An Art Exhibition." All sales are final.


      Customers have the option to have their portrait delivered for a specified cost or may opt for free pickup at our St. Paul studio.

      Pickup Instructions: To schedule a pickup, please send an email that includes your order confirmation number and phone number to Photographer, Roosevelt, will reach out within 24 hours to coordinate the pickup.

      IMPORTANT INFORMATION: All portraits will be on display at Strive Bookstore as part of the US: An Art Exhibition showcase until December 28, 2023. Please note that portraits will not be available for pickup or delivery until after January 2, 2024.


      Print comes in a vintage gold frame. Actual frame may differ from the one shown.

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