Gallery: Andre Woolery Creates Massive Portraits of Black Icons From Th...

Creating art can sometimes be a painstaking process. Nobody knows this better than the Harlem based artist, Andre Woolery, whose poor fingertips push hard to make his amazing artwork. His incredible pieces, on view at the TriBeCa Frontrunner Gallery until the end of today in the aptly-named exhibit "Bruised Thumbs," are massive portraits of black icons such as President Obama and hip-hop mogul Jay-Z made entirely out of thumbtacks! Hundreds of thousands of tiny push pins are carefully pressed into enormous canvases to create powerful images of pain, process, and history.

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