Artist Kadir Nelson Debuts ‘Black-ish’ Season 7 Cast Portrait

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You may not know Kadir Nelson by name, but you absolutely know his work. Whether you’ve ever picked up a copy of The New Yorker, or read your kids their favorite children’s book, or spent a Sunday at a local gallery and museum, the artist/illustrator has done it all. And he’s just getting started.

For his latest masterpiece, Nelson pays tribute to the Johnson family.

“I was thinking about how the fictional Johnson family would respond,” he said. “You’re kind of sitting back and observing with this knowing look: ‘I know what’s going on. I may say something sassy, but I’m just going to be over here minding my business, sipping my tea.’ And that’s what the Johnson family is doing.”

The tea is…@KadirNelson has left us speechless with his incredible artwork for Season 7 of #blackish.🎨: Artwork by Kadir Nelson

— black-ish (@blackishabc) October 13, 2020

And what could have been a better mashup? Nelson portrayed the cast of the ABC series black-ish, whose seventh season premieres Oct. 21. Outside of billboard placements around L.A. (such as Hollywood and Highland, Sunset Boulevard and West 3rd Street), what makes this even more a momentous…


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