Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Early Rhythmistic art by a youthful Prof. Onli was selected as the first album cover art in this amazing landmark art-book! The art is shown below. 
 
When considering the role of art as an investment it is important to ponder the unique qualities and characteristics that art possesses.

"The momentum of the 1960s civil rights movement and the explosion of Rock music and the underground press in that decade impacted Jazz in amazing ways, both musically and culturally. Years before Punk, musicians like John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Sun Ra, Don Cherry, The Art Ensemble of Chicago and others took control of their work by recording, releasing and distributing their music themselves, often in runs as low as 500 copies. As a result, Jazz music got a whole new look. The record sleeves of this era (roughly 1965-1983) are as iconic and historically unique as the music itself."

This landmark album cover was created by Prof. Onli in 1973. It expresses unique notions of higher intellectualism in a raw Rhythmistic context.  The visual worlds are catching up to his vision and practices but not embracing this practice with resources.  But this war is far from over!