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PARDON ME (FOR BEING GUCCI)

JAMEL ROBINSON

“nigger-red lipstick,”

green nooses

and a black faced nuisance

we used to call GUCCI

eye paid two g’s

for the pain

of my master’s mistakes

and everybody

on the street knew me

how low can I go

with my logo

Uncle Tom Sawyer’s

red regrets

a moving picture rushes

toward a redirect

respect is a no-no

and we neglect

to hold our ground again

like H&M

like Vogue Brazil

Like Harlem —

I guess we still niggers

till we pardoned.

JAMEL ROBINSON IS A MULTIDISCIPLINARY ARTIST WORKING IN THE MEDIUMS OF WRITING, PERFORMANCE, ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST PAINTING AND SCULPTURE. HIS WORK HAS SOLD TO A VARIETY OF PROMINENT COLLECTORS AND GAINED ROBINSON POPULARITY IN THE US AND ABROAD. JAMEL LIVES AND WORKS OUT OF HIS STUDIO IN HARLEM WHERE HE WAS BORN AND RAISED.