Open to the public 12/2, with the first reveal on 11/28 @ the French Consulate in Miami
Josephine Baker represented #BlackGirlMagic long before Black Twitter made the term popular. Born in 1906, the year Black Wall Street was founded in the Greenwood district of Tulsa, Oklahoma, she was the first Black woman to become a world-famous entertainer. Her important works also include being a wartime hero, spy, and civil rights activist for Black Americans, notably for being the only official female speaker at the March on Washington, standing at the side of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
In 1951, Ms. Baker was offered $10,000 by the Copa City Club in Miami Beach, but she refused to perform for segregated audiences. The Copa eventually met her demands. Her insistence on mixed audiences helped to integrate live entertainment shows in Miami, Las Vegas, and other cities throughout the U.S.
On November 28, 2021, the physical painting by Addonis Parker, From Paris with Love, will be exhibited in the French Consulate in Miami after a one-night only special unveiling at the National Hotel on Miami Beach.
On November 30, 2021, Ms. Baker will be celebrated in Paris, France. Her remains will be reinterred at the Pantheon monument, the first Black woman to receive one of the highest honors in France.
At 1:30pm ET Addonis’ will go live to talk about the From Paris With Love collection on national television, click here to learn how you can tune in.
On December 2, 2021, the From Paris with Love NFT collection will premiere at Le Art Noir, a unique multicultural exhibition of artists from around the globe during Art Basel Miami, at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center in Liberty City, Miami. OneUnited Bank will purchase the first NFT from the collection, with additional renditions made available to the public. The NFT premiere taking place in Miami is particularly significant as Josephine Baker is celebrated for her work in desegregating Miami clubs.
The Haitian Heritage Museum will also be presenting "Introspective Noir", on Thursday December 2, 2021 starting at 6pm to 9pm, a group exhibition featuring works by renowned visual artists Addonis Parker, and Pierre Jean Baptiste. The show presents contemporary works by Afro Caribbean and African American artists, that circumspect the narratives of identity and reflective themes of self-awareness in our communities.
On December 3, 2021, from 4-6pm community members can connect at an exclusive exhibition + VIP Party NFT Noir @ Le Art Noir co-hosted by the Black Professionals Network and OneUnited Bank to celebrate culture and activism. RSVP here.
NFT sale will open to the public on December 2nd.
To buy or place a bid on the NFTs, you will need to have Ethereum (ETH) in your browser or mobile wallet.
ETH can be easily purchased within the MetaMask browser extension or mobile app by following these steps:
More detailed instructions will be released as we get close to the sale date.