audacious! the lost fotos & films of funk diva betty davis featuring the work of numa perrier
AUDACIOUS! the lost fotography and films of funk diva betty davis: a tribute Who is Betty Davis? Who was Betty Davis? One part Anomaly, two part Afro-Futuristic artist genius, three parts freak and 100% bad ass woman, Betty Davis was the stuff folklores are made of. They called her wild. She called herself nasty. She tattooed “This Ass Invented Fusion” on her der⋅ri⋅ère. They called her different. She made the “Anti-Love Song.” But whatever jabs you threw her way, Ms. Davis warned you not to call her no tramp. Who is/was Betty Davis? Producing music that was much too afro-futuristic and self gratifying for even the roaring sixties and funky seventies, Betty Davis stared the music industry and society in the face and claimed her right to ferocity. Still widely under the radar, it is the symbol of what Ms. Davis and her ability to boldly . Betty Davis personifies the Audacious Woman: “extremely original; without restriction to prior ideas; highly inventive.” Curator Shantrelle P. Lewis and Artist Numa Perrier creatively dare to pay tribute to the AUDACIOUS supernatural being that is Betty Davis in effort to entice wild women everywhere to embrace their beautiful boldness, unapologetically. With N’Dambi posing as Betty Davis, Ms. Perrier has transformed the original album covers of the funk diva and created behind the scenes footage of the world she imagined Ms. Davis to have ruled. Using the inspiration of a timeless muse as a point of departure, this exhibit is funky, it’s nasty, and apologetically AUDACIOUS!