The Art

Orignal work is Acrylic, oilstick and paper on canvas, 20 x 30 in.

The idea behind this painting is based on the Companion of the Prophet Muhammad named Bilal, who was the first caller to prayer and also one of the Treasurer for the islamic state.

The word "Bilailian" was coined by my islamic Teacher Imam Wallace D Mihammed back in late 1970s, to encourage black people to have a better name as a collective group. 



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 Art inspired work. 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.

"The Bilalian" print