Los Angeles painter M.M. Green recently embarked on a project to compensate for the lack of African American faces in fine art. Her portrait series features paintings of Black men with varying body types and a variety of expressions, all with plain backdrops so that the subjects are the main focus. The most recognizable face of the series is New Orleans rapper and non human-being, Lil Wayne. In a Facebook post about the project, Green said: "I've done my best to obtain the expressions that I feel properly "say" something about who they are as individualsâ€¦ to cast them for posterity in the graceful physicality of paint."
The series of twenty 16"x20" canvas paintings is called "What's Good" and is on view at the Dillettante Gallery in Los Angeles.