The Shakurspeare Collection

The Shakurspeare Collection is inspired by the iconic 'Shakurspeare' painting created by Darrin Keith Bastfield for which Tupac Shakur express his love for Shakespeare and posed for Bastfield in 1988 when he and Bastfield attended the Baltimore School for the Arts and formed the rap group Born Busy. At that moment Bastfield told Shakur that he would call the painting 'Shakurspeare.' The oil painting has been in several publications and recently featured on TVOne's 'Unsung Hollywood' television, A&E Biography's 'Who Killed Tupac?' 6-part television series, and FOX 45's news segment. The Shakurspeare painting is the subject to be featured in Bastfield's film of the same title 'Shakurspeare', a romantic dramedy thats centered around the often controversial world of art.

"My intent is to take Tupac from being a Cultural Icon into being an Artistic Icon." - Darrin Keith Bastfield

Shakurspeare will be featured alongside other renown historic works by artists such as Jacob Lawrence, Elizabeth Catlett, Picasso, Richmond Barthe', Samella Lewis, and Norman Rockwell and others making the film not only the most magnificent and epic, but a true 'Art Cult' film! Join together with us and let's make ART HISTORY!