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Have what? Spike Lee inspired artwork – that’s what! Rasu Jilani, the marketing visionary behind everyone’s favorite thought-provoking streetwear brand, Coup d’etat Brooklyn, is at it again. Rasu’s passion for art and helping local artists build awareness of their talents has resulted in yet another awesome production.

Coup d’etat Brooklyn and Fly Female Entrepreneur, Miss Raquel Wilson, present “We’ve Gotta Have It!: Art Inspired by Spike Lee.” The exhibit serves as the launch event for the highly-anticipated Brooklyn Honors Spike Lee tribute and will showcase the work of artists worldwide in honor of the legendary filmmaker. Yes, Lee is best known for his prolific moving images, but he’s also influenced a multitude of visuals artists with a body of work that transcends cultural boundaries. We’ve Gotta Have It!” provides an opportunity to showcase innovative artwork while offering a public thank you for Spike Lee’s inspiration.

Opening Reception – “We’ve Gotta Have It!: Art Inspired by Spike Lee.”

June 25, 2009

Salena Gallery / Long Island University
1 University Plaza
Brooklyn, New York 11201

6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

The Brooklyn Honors Spike Lee tribute takes place June 25-28, 2009 and also includes:

The Man and the Brand: Spike Lee Panel

Buggin’ Out: Poetry Inspired by Spike Lee

He Got Game: Father & Son Basketball Tournament

It’s great to see the leaders of today’s Brooklyn Renaissance pay homage to the filmmaker who single-handedly put BK on the map. I don’t know about you, but all of this Spike Lee talk has me feeling a bit nostalgic. Countless Spike Lee scenes are dancing around in my head right now but this one has got to be one of my favorites:

For additional information on Coup d’etat Brooklyn please visit To learn more about the Brooklyn Honors Spike Lee Tribute click here!

As a New York City storyteller, filmmaker, digital content creator, and PR strategist, Renae Bluitt created "In Her Shoes" to empower and enlighten women committed to realizing their dreams.

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