Sunday, July 8, 2018


By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
Verneida Britton wrapped in her beach-towel, "The Virgin Martyr St Cecelia" by Kehinde Wiley. Photo taken by her son, Greg Disney-Britton at Newport on the Levee. 
Visual artist Kehinde Wiley forever changed the way we see portrait painting. He re-conceptualized history to form a contemporary vision, and inspired us to do the same in our own lives. This weekend, as we celebrated our son Kai’s job promotion he interviewed his grandmother sharing family history. Today, we’ll dine at his grandfather’s (1936-2009) favorite restaurant, Frisch’s Big Boy for what would have been his 82nd birthday. Next month, we’ll take Kai’s nana to Tybee Beach for her 80th birthday wrapped in Kehinde Wiley’s “The Virgin Martyr St. Cecilia.” It's a beach towel version of Wiley’s 18-foot original, and that's why Kehinde Wiley’s “The Virgin Martyr St. Cecilia” is our art of the week.

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"Martyrdom of Saint Cecilia" (1600) by Stefano Maderno, one of the most famous examples of Baroque sculpture.
Down Series: "The Virgin Martyre St. Cecilia" (2008). Oil on canvas 101.5" X 226.5
This full-sized beach towel features Kehinde Wiley's "The Virgin Martyr St. Cecilia" painting. Cotton terrycloth. 32 x 71 inches.
Verneida Britton's (b. 1938) 7th Monthly Video Birthday Party Movie Pick

Kai Daniels-Britton, Gregory Disney-Britton, Verneida Britton, and Ernest Disney-Britton at Louie's on the Levee
Holding up the beach-towel
Dewey's Pizza at Newport on the Levee
Saluting Corporal Kai Daniels-Britton on for his job promotion
Ernest W. Britton's (1934-2008) favorite sandwich and restaurant is Cincinnati's Frisch's Big Boy.