The Art

Orignal work was Acrylic, oilstick and paper on canvas, 16 x 20 in. 

The idea behind the painting was a verse from the Holy Quran which states in english translation that "Men are the maintainers and protectors of women". The word for Men in this verse is QAWAAMOON which in its verb form means to stand. So I took the understanding literally and created a man standing with his hands to to his ears, his hands around his waist and his hands to his sides (which are also Muslim prayer postions), standing erect in his spiritual manhood form. I delibretly used paper cut outs of Malcom X hands to represent men standing up for something.


The  thick, super-heavyweight matte poster  prints have a 10.4 mil thickness and delivers a vivid image with maximum color accuracy and exceptional resolution.


The Artist

One of the most original and influential artists of this generation, Khalid "KHA-TEES" Sabree is  producing deceptively unsophisticated-looking works that belied a complex and unique talent. Born in Harlem of Black Muslim Parents from North Carolina descent, Khalid first gained notoriety with POP artwork. He started to change his style with paintings that incorporated a fusion of Quranic words, Hip Hop symbols, stick figures, animals, and historical and cultural references. He calls his style Neo_pOp Expressionism but he says he really doesnt have a name for it yet.

"QIYAAM" Print