July 30, 2016 | Los Angeles, CA – Kadir Nelson, Inc. and The JKBN Group, LLC partnered up to host the first private exhibition in our downtown Los Angeles location to showcase The Art of Kadir Nelson. We could not have asked for a better crowd, with over 100 attendees present from all walks of life. I was honored to have my childhood friend and celebrity chef, Robert Stewart, a.k.a. Chef Stew, cater our event with his culinary skills that he’s showcased on the Food Network and much more!
The special treat for the evening was the 8pm unveiling of Kadir’s homage to the late Muhammad Ali, entitled “The G.O.A.T.”, which you can see being painted on his latest CBS Sunday Morning special earlier this month. This masterful painting was also surrounded by an array of curated pieces from some of his other works, including his latest paintings that have donned the covers of the latest New Yorker Magazine, U.S. Postal Stamps, and children’s books, just to name a few.
Overall, we were thrilled to host such an amazing group of friends, family, and professionals, and look forward to many more in store! Photos forthcoming.