The Cycle

Jamaal Tatum

Gallery Edition of 250 | Collector’s Edition of 250 | Artist’s Proof Edition of 15

All purchased prints come with a certificate of authenticity guaranteeing the originality of the prints.

About This Work

Heavily influenced by Jacob Lawrence, The Cycle references several points on the continuum of addiction. The color palette used links the viewer to the various emotions that one faces on this journey.

About This Artist

Jamaal Tatum was born the son of internationally known sculptor and painter, Professor Emeritus, James E. Tatum, and Dr. Patricia Wright-Tatum, in Jefferson City, Missouri.

He graduated from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 2007, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications. That same year, he was named the Missouri Valley Conference Basketball Player of the Year, Honorable Mention All-American, and Academic All-American.

Jamaal went on to briefly play professional basketball in the NBA for the New Jersey Nets, Atlanta Hawks, and the Portland Trailblazers. He also played 3 years professionally in Europe, and with the NBA Developmental League team the Idaho Stampede.

Although Jamaal enjoyed working extremely hard at being the best basketball player he could possibly be, his true passion and gift from God is his artistic creativity. Jamaal has painted and created various forms of art since his childhood days, but began taking his love of art more seriously after basketball.

Jamaal has served as Creative Director for Gals and Fellas Clothing (sold in Urban Outfitters); appeared in Renegade Assassins (short film) with Jay Mewse; and also starred in, co-wrote, and produced the reality series “Free Agent.” During his time in Idaho with the Idaho Stampede, Jamaal worked with a modeling agency.

About This Paper

Sunset Velvet Rag 315g (20mil) boasts a 100% cotton rag base, with a velvet (or etching-like) surface. This paper is designed to meet the highest printing standards needed for museum quality, limited edition prints.

Sunset Velvet Rag is a 2010 Hot One Award winner.

Print Dimensions
Overall Image Margin
Collector’s Edition 16” x 20” 12” x 16” 2”
Gallery Edition 22” x 28” 18” x 24” 2”
Artist’s Proof 22” x 28”  18” x 24” 2”


Each full series of a work also includes eight Owners’ Edition prints, which are not offered for public sale. Originals may be available. Contact us for details.