If you are a collector, entrepreneur, or fundraiser specialist this article will offer you a priceless opportunity
Commemorative art and memorabilia are an artform and upscale collector item tradition that is as old as art history. It is usually coins, sculpture, paintings, quality jewelry, watches, frescoes, and other things of value. Commemorative artworks bear the resemblance or memory of someone, or some place kept as a treasured memory for those living.
A few examples come to mind of people that our nation mourns today of people that that have recently died. It is still painful to reflect on the loses of: Kobe Bryant, Reverend Dr. C. T. Vivian, Congressman Elijah Cummings. John Conyers, and John Lewis; actor Chadwick Boseman, and Jazz legend Ellis Marsalis — to name just a few people. During this period in our national history, famous and memorable people have been suddenly taken from us. And yet we can keep them in our hearts and celebrate their contributions through commemorative art and biographical and educational information.
After we mourn and celebrate lives privately and collectively, how do we carry on with our lives and continue the be, equipped with the legacies and contributions of contemporary and historical people and not bury that also? Well, Bob Gumbs has been helping families, organizations, communities, and the public to keep the memories of internationally famous, national, and local leaders preserved.
Though Bob Gumbs is a talented, vibrant, and yet humble gentleman. his artistic works and professional career have served to curate priceless Black History figures. Bob, for many of us, is a “Renaissance” man. By that, I mean Bob is an aficionado. Since the 1960’s, He has been involved in the Black Arts, Pride, History, and Intellectual Movement, while working in the corporate world in advertising and book publishing as a Graphic Designer.
The entire African diaspora first recognized Mr. Gumbs’ work as the graphic- designer of the original and historic Black Is Beautiful poster, which is a series of photographic images of Black women by Kwame Braithwaite, an iconic photographer. The historic poster (above) was emblematic of the positive orientation of Black aesthetic and cultural period began in ’60s and has featured a national museum tour of his photography.
Bob Gumbs was born in Harlem, New York. He graduated from CITY TECH with a degree in Advertising Design. He continued studies of Graphic Design, Painting, and Documentary Film Making at the School of Visual Arts, the Art Students League, New York University, and the New School.
Mr. Gumbs. After we mourn and celebrate lives privately and collectively, how do we carry on with our lives and continue the be, equipped with the legacies and contributions of contemporary and historical people and not bury that also? Well, Bob Gumbs has been helping families, organizations, and communities to keep the memories of internationally famous and national and local leaders preserved.
While amid a 100-year public healthcare scare called the novel Coronavirus or COVID19 Pandemic, we have recently been reminded, as the saying goes that, “life is not promised to anyone”. From the sudden 10-month spread of the COVID19 pandemic, other prolonged illnesses, and tragic accidents, America in particular, has come to realize how precious some of our heroes and sheroes were to us because of what they did totally different from the rest of us. They slipped away from us in some cases without their due recognitions.
Over the years, Bob Gumbs commemorative coins and art have been sold at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the Tubman Museum and Sister’s Uptown in Harlem he has done fundraisers with the Doris “Dorie” Miller Memorial Foundation and the National Council of Negro Women, Manhattan Section and many, many others.
Gumbs is an uplifting person. His canvas prints, framed prints, tapestries, posters, greeting cards, coinage, watches – are tasteful and of fine quality to keep the dignity of their legacies and our historic memory intact.
Bob keeps our generational hope and progress visually alive. He is the renaissance man and conduit for the diverse people he so dearly loves. You can see the love in his work!
Recently Bob embarked on a project to celebrate the life of the late Hon. Congressman John Lewis with a commemorative coin and a poster.
2 Heads R Better, LLC headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia will be collaborating with him to celebrate Congressman Lewis’ gold alloyed coin and wrist watch for men and women. We have also already received inquiries for other commemorative art items for local heroes, association founders, and church and family members
When asked about how Bob got started he said, “I was motivated to design Commemorative Coins and Quality Wrist Watches to honor African American men and women and South African President Nelson Mandela and his former wife Winnie. These beautiful and educational keepsake items make more people aware of our national and international heroes and “sheroes”. Life is really too short. We need to share more about their lives, accomplishments, and contributions in our communities, our country, and around the world. To date, I have designed coins and other products for Dorie Miller, Mary McLeod Bethune, Nelson Mandela, Harriet Tubman, Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey, and Jazz musician Thelonious Monk and others. The coins and quality watches and other memorabilia have been used as private keepsake items. They are also used by upscale giftshops, retailers, wholesalers, and as lucrative organizational fundraisers. These art pieces are very attractive to people who know about African American and world history.”
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If you are interested in getting one or a set of these wonderful keepsakes items or you are planning a unique gift or fundraising experience contact Bob at (212)283-1643 Call Now!