Erykah Badu’s Birthday Bash at The Fillmore Silver Spring
This weekend is Erykah Badu‘s birthday and she is celebrating it once again at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD. I had the privilege of doing a print for her birthday there a couple years back and was happy to receive the call to do another as my wife & I are big fans.
When researching Badu’s work for the previous poster I noticed she works in a lot of Egyptian imagery & symbolism into her music and presentation. Whether it be symbols of life, references to Pharaohs & Queens or golden scarabs, they are everywhere. I thought the elegant Egyptian black cat made perfect sense it was just a matter of how ancient Egyptian vs. modern I was going to go. I liked the mix of the classic looking cat with a ton of gold bling and the microphone.
A previous concept was to celebrate the coming of Spring with Badu as a Tree of Life but I noticed it had to much of a resemblance to previous posters done by Emek.
The poster is a 5-color print, including GOLD!!!!!… 18′ x 24′ and is now available in the store. There are not a lot of Artist copies so grab em’ quick. They are all signed / AP.