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Next time you're in #Harlem.... Check out the line of drummers dressed in purple coats and hats greeting commuters at this 145th Street Lenox Avenue #subway station. The mosaic, composed of glass and ceramic, were installed in November 2018 as a part of Derek Fordjour‘s “Parade” installation. .
#DerekFordjour was born in #Memphis , Tennessee. He was recently a resident of the 2017 Sharpe Walentas Studio Program in New York City and awarded the 2018 Deutsche Bank NYFA Fellowship Award. He is a graduate of #MorehouseCollege in Atlanta, Georgia, earned a Master’s Degree in Art Education from #HarvardUniversity and an MFA in painting at #HunterCollege. He frequently serves as a critic and lecturer at numerous institutions and serves on faculty at #YaleUniversitySchoolofArt. His work also appears in several collections throughout the US and Europe including JP Morgan Chase collection and Dallas Museum of Art. .