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The Made Villain

Type:Die-Cut Archival Pigment Print on 290gsm Moab Fine Art Paper
Size:16 x 20 Inches
Release:February 15, 2021
Run of:50
Auth:This RUN comes signed, numbered and with a Certificate of Authenticity from Alexander-John and 1XRUN.
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Black History Month 2021
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NOTE: The framing option for this edition comes float-mounted over a solid white foam core backing.

"The Title of the piece is 'The Made Villain', which is a play on MF DOOM and Madlib's collaboration album entitled 'Madvillainy'. The connection in this piece is more inception than reality and is ultimately left to the POV of the consumer. Malcolm X inspired the creation of Marvel's most known anti-hero/villain Magneto, while MF Doom chose to wear the mask and name of another notorious Marvel Comics villain Dr. DOOM. Perspective is often skewed by the media, which Malcolm X knew and referenced in a famous quote, 'The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses.' 

"This is the second reason why I chose to call this piece 'The Made Villain' because in this life some of the people that we consider heroes are the villains in someone else's story. Based on the impact that both Doom and Malcolm X had on the culture they are forever etched in my brain as heroes who weren't afraid of being labeled as villains for the sake of being true to themselves and to me that type of courage deserves to be circulated on a stamp."
–Alexander-John
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ABOUT Alexander-John:
Alexander-John is an Artist, Footwear & Fashion Designer and an expert in Concept Design, Renovation & Rebranding. His love for the arts and instinctive ability to design and execute gives him a unique edge as a creator. Alexander has done Concept Design, Fashion, Art and Footwear Design for some of the world's top Entertainers and Fortune 500 companies. With a nimble business practice Alexander-John can pivot from creating a custom shoe design to building a concept sneaker boutique without missing a stride.

In 2004, he started hand-painting and engraving sneakers. His work has been worn by the likes of Usher, Chris Brown, Caron Butler, Drew Gooden, and Busta Rhymes. In 2012, he created custom footwear for Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Emory Jones, Google, Microsoft, Nickelodeon all in the same year! His designs continue to be highly coveted by the world's top designers and celebrities.
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