BUA: Original Influencers By Justin Bua

Justin Bua, award-winning artist, author, speaker, and entrepreneur, presents the artist’s hand-picked selection of the most iconic innovators of all time captured in his striking art style. With close to one hundred subjects between the covers, plus art prints of Lauryn Hill, Frida Kahlo, and Stevie Wonder suitable for framing, this is a must-have collection, packaged in a luxe, high-quality slipcase. BUA: Original Influencers is available for pre-order now, exclusively at Sideshow.com.

95+ unforgettable imagines of original influencers

large format over-sized portraits with original icon quotes

BONUS prints of Lauryn Hill, Frida Kahlo, and Stevie Wonder

Each collector's book comes with a luxe, high quality, Kobe Bryant slip cover!

About the artist: Justin Bua

The groundbreaking-in-his-field BUA, renowned artist, author, speaker, and entrepreneur, is internationally known for his best-selling collection of fine art posters. Born in 1968 in NYC’s untamed Upper West Side and raised between Manhattan and East Flatbush, Brooklyn, BUA was fascinated by the raw, visceral street life of the city. He attended the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Performing Arts and complemented his education on the streets by writing graffiti and performing worldwide with breakdancing crews. BUA went on to the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, where he earned a BFA. and taught figure drawing at the University of Southern California for ten years.

Starting in the world of commercial art, BUA designed and illustrated a myriad of projects, from skateboards, footwear, and apparel lines, to CD covers to advertising campaigns. He developed the look and feel of EA Sports, video games NBA Street and NFL Street. BUA served on the US Stamp Advisory Committee, selecting stamps for the nation. In 2012, BUA accepted an NAACP Image Award and a Telly Award for his art direction in Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s documentary film On the Shoulders of Giants. BUA exhibits throughout the world and continues to paint and create groundbreaking works that solidify him as one of the most influential American painters of our time. His energetic and vocal worldwide fanbase ranges from former presidents, to actors, musicians, professional athletes, and dancers and to street kids and art connoisseurs.

- Big Daddy Kane

"Justin BUA does for hip hop what Michelangelo did for the Renaissance - he visually documents our era's philosophies, ideologies, and culture, so we can remember and others can learn."

- Grandmaster Caz

"BUA is the next level in the documentation of reinterpretation of Hip Hop culture. His vision is like a telescope into the hearts and minds of our generation."

- Cornel West

"BUA'S work captures the creativity and humanity of towering figures in contemporary culture."