Ovation Taps Popular Urban Artist BUA as Host of "American Revolutionaries" SeriesLos Angeles – March 22, 2010: Internationally acclaimed urban artist Justin Bua (“BUA”) has been tapped to host the Ovation weekly series “American Revolutionaries.” Ovation, the only television channel dedicated to art and contemporary culture, airs the series every Tuesday night at 8 p.m. PT/11 p.m. ET.
“American Revolutionaries” is a series of profiles that feature a cross section of American artists who have changed the way we think and feel about a certain kind of art. The series has focused on great musicians and composers, photographers, fine artists, dancers, authors and playwrights, designers and architects. Coming up, “American Revolutionaries” will feature such notable and revolutionary artists as Truman Capote, Martha Graham, Aaron Copeland, Robert Rauschenberg, Edward Weston, Dale Chihuly, and I.M. Pei.
BUA is internationally known for his best-selling collection of fine art posters--”The DJ” being one of the most popular prints of all time. Starting in the world of commercial art, BUA designed and illustrated myriad projects, from skateboards and CD covers to advertising campaigns. He developed the look and feel of the opening sequence for MTV’s Lyricist Lounge Show, EA Sports video games NBA Street and NFL Street, and the world of Slum Village’s award winning music video “Tainted” among others. He designed the BUA line of apparel and a limited edition shoe line with PF Flyers that sold out completely. BUA continues to be a leading innovator in both the fine and commercial art worlds.
“BUA brings an authentic voice to our ‘American Revolutionaries’ series,” said Kris Slava, SVP of Programming, Ovation TV. “He is a ‘revolutionary’ in his own right as a groundbreaking urban artist, but he has strong, well-informed opinions about all kinds of art which makes him the ideal host for this fantastic, ongoing series.”
“‘American Revolutionaries’ is one of those great ‘finds’ on television. Once you discover it, you’re hooked. Every week you discover something new about a legendary artist or learn about a pivotal artist in a genre you know very little about. It’s an exciting, entertaining and enlightening look into American culture,” said BUA.
About Ovation: Ovation is the only multi-platform network devoted to art and contemporary culture. The network creates and curates one-of-a-kind programming about all the art people enjoy most, from the popular to the avant-garde and everything in between. The channel reaches a national audience of 38 million households through carriage on DirecTV (channel 274), Dish Network (channel 157) and on cable and telco systems in major markets across the country. Ovation TV’s programming is also available on video on demand (in both standard and high definition) in the US. Ovation TV’s popular website (http://www.OvationTV.com) is a dynamic experience, featuring information about local and national happenings in the art world, as well as a vibrant community of artists who have uploaded over 100,000 pieces of original art.
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