Best Of 2014

Best Homage: "Wu Tang is for the Children," David Cardossa

The painting, exhibited and sold at Her Name Is Lola: A Benefit Art Show for Lola Cardinal at The Bricks Ybor, was modeled after the famous Renaissance  Madonna and child paintings. It features the late Russell Tyrone Jones, aka Ol’ Dirty Bastard of the seminal hip-hop act Wu Tang Clan, cradling the Christ child in a singularly pious and snaggletoothed stupor. Coincidentally, the rapper named himself Sweet Baby Jesus before his death, so the painting completes an absurdly blessed trinity.