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Limited Edition Collection Honoring The Tuskegee Airmen Released In Time For Black History Month
2/8/2017 11:46:41 AM


The revered artist responsible for the best-selling African American figurine of all time, Thomas Blackshear - and the world's fastest growing gift and greeting card company, African American Expressions - have teamed up to present the newest pieces of art exclusive to the Blackshear/AAE collection.

Known for his uncanny ability for bringing the dignity and honor of his subjects to life, all while challenging societal norms, Thomas Blackshear has spent the last 25 years carving out his place in the modern art lexicon – making him the most collectible African American sculptor across the globe.

"When that moment strikes us deep in our core, we owe it to ourselves, and the world around us, to give in to it– no matter where or when it hits. These brave souls and all they contributed to our country, needed to be shared." Thomas Blackshear

With the historical homage to true-to-life heroes The Tuskegee Airmen, these Adorable Little Pilots honor our ever changing present by reminding us of our past. As they are limited in numbers, get them now before they are gone!

  • The Artist Proofs in this collection sold out before even hitting shelves, making this Limited Edition run highly sought after
  • African American Expressions anticipates this series will sell out before the Spring season is over.
  • The first piece that Thomas felt compelled to carve freehand in years, rather than employing the sketch-to-sculpt method, making them more collectible. They are anticipated to continue to grow in worth overtime.
  • Honor being paid to the Tuskegee Airmen, with detailing emblazoned on the angel's diaper, paying homage to the TA's nickname, "The Red Tail Brigade" – as well as being fitted with standard issue fighter pilot helmets from WWII.

African American Expressions encourages you to visit to view the Warring Angel series also currently offered in the Blackshear/AAE collection, as well as the additional 700+ items available for purchase.


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