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There’s Da Vinci, Picasso, Michelangelo, then there’s Benji: A WileyP Story

All the great artists have their one piece they are know for. Da Vinci had Mona Lisa, Michelangelo had The Sistine chapel, and Benji, well he had The Statue of Liberty With the Heisman Trophy on Top. People may not know this but Benji and I had a friendship that blossomed through art, art class that is. From starting a rap group to getting in trouble for WWE wrestling we conquered art class. We had numerous death threats from Lil E and many other great memories throughout our time in art class. As you can tell we probably didn’t get much accomplished, but one day Benji cranked out this masterpiece in one class period.

I remember the thought he put into this. He racked his brain for the entire semester trying to come up with an idea for a project. When he told me his idea, I knew it was pure gold. It’s truly amazing. From the Crayola washable markers, to the colored pencils, every stroke was magical. He may have even used his left hand a for a few strokes, because everyone loves a good stranger. I’m pretty sure Benji received a F for this piece, but as everyone knows; sometimes art isn’t truly appreciated until the artist dies. Now I’m not saying we kill him, but you can do the math.

It’s been 7 years since this art work was completed. Sure doesn’t seem that long ago, but as famous artist Vincent Van Gogh once said “I’ll cut my ear off and send it to my prostitute lover, she will love it!”

Here’s a nice example of things we did in art class. Benji still wears cargo shorts, too.


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