We’ve Gotta Have It!: Art Inspired by Spike Lee
As part of Brooklyn Honors Spike Lee, "We've Gotta Have It!: Art Inspired by Spike Lee" was a juried exhibition of works from more than 50 artists in honor of legendary filmmaker Spike Lee. While Lee is known for his moving images, his work has influenced a multitude of artists that cross genre, language, and borders. During the exhibition’s opening art lovers were able to see Lee and his films as inspiration through ballpoint, chalk, oil paint, stencils and more. This exhibit was an opportunity to offer a public thank you for his inspiration. The exhibition took place at Brooklyn's Salena Gallery on the campus of Long Island University from 25 June 2009–10 July 2009. Photos by Richard Louissaint.