Varnette's 1974 painting “Birthday” and many of her artworks were seen in every room of The Cosby Show which ran from 1984 until 1992 and was viewed by over 35 million viewers each week. Later, her paintings and other artwork also formed the backdrop for Cosby’s Kids Say the Darndest Things. Honeywood’s art career expanded and her notoriety was enhanced. Cosby had sparked Hollywood’s interest in Black art and Honeywood’s work subsequently appeared on other television series, including Amen, Golden Girls, A Different World, 227, Melrose Place, and Cosby. Varnette’s artwork appeared in movies: Bustin’ Loose and Beauty Shop.


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