COPS! | PRETTYWHORES

we are pleased to feature the amazing artwork of our dear friend Tulsi Maya. these images are from her COPS! series under her moniker "prettywhores." Tulsi describes prettywhores as "the darling & the dirty". Tulsi is an Australian artist who "vomits up futuristic nostalgia." she is quite prolific and diverse in her imagery. The COPS! series stroke me particularly because it tackles the prevalent issue of police brutality which Tulsi describes,"as a new form of genocide against people of color." and indeed she is absolutely right. this week alone we have seen police harassment against peaceful teens in Texas and the suicide of our black angel, Kalief Browder. Tulsi uses archival black and white images of police harassment and integrates surrealism and fantasy with her illustrations. the police officers become literal monsters with tentacles, horns, and ghoulish eyes. we are a big fan of fantasy, surrealism, and science fiction at black de cool sun, because it offers us ways to push the boundaries of the way we look at our reality. Please check out the work below. 

COPS!” // _ _ _ is love // push and shove

COPS!” //
_ _ _ is love //
push and shove

prettywhores >> “COPS!” // broken hearts of harlem  

prettywhores >>
“COPS!” //
broken hearts
of harlem

 

prettywhores >> “COPS!” // s̶e̶r̶v̶e̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶p̶r̶o̶t̶e̶c̶t̶ // curb and reject II

prettywhores >>
“COPS!” //
s̶e̶r̶v̶e̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶p̶r̶o̶t̶e̶c̶t̶ //
curb and reject II

prettywhores >> “COPS!” // dope king // secret stash III


prettywhores >>
“COPS!” //
dope king //
secret stash III

prettywhores >> “COPS!” // can't see the forest for the trees  

prettywhores >>
“COPS!” //
can't see the forest
for the trees
 

prettywhores >> “COPS!” // secret stash II   art created by tulsi maya © info.prettywhores@gmail.com http://thedarlingandthedirty.tumblr.com/

prettywhores >>
“COPS!” // secret stash II

 

art created by tulsi maya © info.prettywhores@gmail.com

http://thedarlingandthedirty.tumblr.com/