Episode four features Nigerian American artist Ike Ude.
He is a photographer, a performance artist and author of several books and founder and publisher of aRude magazine.
In 2017 Ike spoke during a Global Ted Talk in Tanzania to discuss his book ‘Nollywood Portraits: A Radical Beauty a stunning publication depicting major Nigerian’s in the media.
His work is in the permanent collections of the Guggenheim Museum, the Smithsonian Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Sheldon Museum, RISD Museum, New Britain Museum of American Art, Minneapolis Institute of Arts and in many private collections.
Artsy, ranked Ike — along with Rembrandt, van Gogh, Warhol — among the top 10 “Masters of the Self-Portrait.”
He was included on the Vanity Fair’s International Best Dressed List in 2009, 2012 and 2015.
Commenced during Art Basel Miami 2019, Ike has a one year exhibition at The Betsy Hotel on Ocean Drive.