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#08 -Strange Fruit (Billy Holiday) Acrylic on Canvas 12x12
#08 -Strange Fruit (Billy Holiday) Acrylic on Canvas 12x12
2019

Written by teacher Abel Meeropol, it protested American racism, particularly the lynching of African Americans. It's one of the most chilling and haunting, yet utterly compelling, songs of all time. Lady Day poured her heart, soul, and every fabric of her being into this cut.