July 20, 2022: 6 p.m.
July 21, 2022: 9 a.m.
July 22, 2022: 9 a.m.
July 23, 2022: 9 a.m.
July 24, 2022: 9 a.m.
San Diego Convention Center
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Look around tonight at the nation’s biggest popular cultural event and you’ll see an ever-growing number of black superheroes, characters and comics. But, if one were to seek out the greatest collection of iconic, legendary, and only black heroes, it wouldn’t be the stand of Netflix, HBO, Disney+, Mattel, or Hasbro, where one would lay eyes on them. Rather, the work of a single black artist, a self-taught sculptor, on what can only be described as a fanatical and driven mission to contribute through the documentation of black history past and present, through the collectible art, plant a flag to show where collectibles should go in the future.
Acori Honzo began his artistic career in collectibles over ten years ago. Faced with the possibility of buying just one black superhero, Blade, at retail, let alone black mentors in the world of collectible figures, he picked up some clay and taught himself how to fill the void in the creative world. Hundreds of iconic sculptures later, it holds, without a doubt, the largest private collection of iconic black heroes ever sculpted, printed, and recorded, by any artist in recent memory, and certainly by any singular artist.
A private obsession with creating for himself has grown from recognition by private collectors, to celebrating and running a gallery space in the city of Philadelphia, to now launching, creatively directing and co-owning a collectible brand, Depicting Our People’s Excellence (aka DOPE), along with other black artists with similar goals.
A dedicated effort to document and make more widely available through the collectibles produced, the rich history of black icons throughout this country’s long history, with all the skill, authenticity and love that they deserve. From Basquiat to Harriet Tubman, Miles Davis to Easy E, Acori’s work shows a range and depth of field, especially in the finer details, which is one of the reasons her collectors covet her pieces.
Disburst, the world’s leading distributor of designer collectibles, is proud to show just a small sample of Acori’s original work, over 17 pieces, most of which have never been seen outside the workspace artist’s private, at booth #2549 at San Diego Comic-Con.
The artist, visionary, and most importantly, contributor himself can be found at booth #2649 next door for signings and questions throughout the convention at his very first appearance in San Diego, Calif. or anywhere west of the Mississippi.
The San Diego Comic-Con Main Exhibit Hall is open to all attendees, July 20 from 6-9 p.m. and July 21-July 23 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and July 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. h.
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