Al Diaz

8 artworks


  • An Empire In Decline Archival Print by Al Diaz

    Al Diaz An Empire In Decline Archival Print by Al Diaz

    An Empire In Decline Archival Pigment Fine Art Limited Edition Print on 290gsm Moab Entrada Rag Bright Paper by Modern Pop Street Graffiti Artist Al Diaz x Jilly Ballistic. Al Diaz & Jilly Ballistic "AN EMPIRE IN DECLINE" - Limited Edition, Archival Print - 8 x 24" AN EMPIRE IN DECLINE • Autographed archival pigment print • Printed on Moab Entrada Rag Bright 290 GSM archival paper • 8 x 24 inches Hand-signed and numbered by artists Al Diaz and Jilly Ballistic in a limited edition of 40

    $394.00

  • SAMO©…SINCE 1978... Deluxe Collectors Book Set Print by Al Diaz SAMO©…SINCE 1978... Deluxe Collectors Book Set Print by Al Diaz

    Al Diaz SAMO©…SINCE 1978... Deluxe Collectors Book Set Print by Al Diaz

    SAMO©…SINCE 1978... Deluxe Collectors Set Archival Pigment Fine Art Limited Edition Print, Photos, Book & Marker on Fine Art Paper by Modern Pop Street Graffiti Artist Ali Diaz. 2018 Signed & Numbered Al Daiz Portfolio Art Set of Prints, Art Objects, Media & Photographs. The Samo©… Since 1978… Deluxe Collectors Set Includes The Following Items: A signed first-edition book with an exclusive inscription by Al Díaz and Mariah Fox. A signed and numbered archival print measuring 8 x 8 inches is a photograph by Al Díaz from circa 2018. An 11-piece archival print set of vintage SAMO© photography, each measuring 4 x 6 inches, with photographs by Al Díaz, Natalya Maystrenko, and Jane Burrell Yadav from around 1978/79. A signed paint marker that was used to create an original SAMO© piece of art. A hand-screened canvas tote bag, printed on each side, measuring 15 x 20 inches. An enamel cross pin. A sticker pack. A bookmark. A blue marker. A signed Letter of Authenticity. Historical Significance and Composition of the SAMO©…SINCE 1978... Deluxe Collectors Set Released in 2018, this limited edition portfolio by Al Diaz is a comprehensive assembly that includes various items, each rich with the essence of street pop art. A signed first edition book with an exclusive inscription provides insight into the SAMO© tag's inception and evolution, a narrative co-created with Mariah Fox. Accompanying the book is a signed and numbered archival print, an 8 x 8-inch photograph Diaz took, offering a visual narrative that complements the written word. The realm of modern street pop art and graffiti artwork is ever-evolving, often blurring the lines between an art piece and a historical document. The "SAMO©…SINCE 1978..." Deluxe Collectors Set is a prime example of this intersection, offering a tangible connection to the roots of street art as seen through the lens of influential artist Al Diaz. This set is not just an amalgamation of art objects; it's a capsule of cultural heritage that chronicles the rise of one of the most enigmatic tags in the history of graffiti. Further delving into the historical context, the set includes eleven archival prints measuring 4 x 6 inches, featuring vintage SAMO© photography by Al Diaz, Natalya Maystrenko, and Jane Burrell Yadav. These images capture the rawness of the late 1970s and early 1980s in New York, where SAMO© became a recognized symbol of rebellion and artistic freedom. Including a signed paint marker used to create an original SAMO© piece signifies the authenticity of the art-making process, bridging the past with the present. The Artistic and Collectible Value of Al Diaz's Work The Deluxe Collectors Set assembles art objects extending beyond prints and photographs. This eclectic mix includes a hand-screened canvas tote bag, an enamel cross pin, a sticker pack, and a bookmark. Each item is a piece of memorabilia and a slice of the artistic journey that Diaz has embarked upon. Notably, the set has a blue marker and a signed letter of authenticity, sealing its value as a collectible. Al Diaz's contributions to the graffiti art scene are deeply etched into the cultural fabric of urban art. His work, especially the SAMO© tag, co-created with the legendary artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, has become a symbol of street art's DIY ethos and provocative nature. This Deluxe Collectors Set does not merely reflect Diaz's artistic footprint; it serves as a conduit for the stories, the era, and the movement that SAMO© represents. Legacy of the SAMO© Tag The legacy of the SAMO© tag immortalized in this Deluxe Collectors Set is multifaceted. It's a testament to the power of words and images in the public domain, a reminder of street art's transitory yet impactful nature. The tag's cryptic messages once sparked curiosity and dialogue among passersby on New York's streets. Through this set, they continue instigating thought and appreciation among collectors and art enthusiasts. In essence, the "SAMO©…SINCE 1978..." Deluxe Collectors Set by Al Diaz is more than just an item of monetary value; it is an essential piece for anyone interested in the history and evolution of street pop art and graffiti artwork. Through this collection, Diaz cements his place in art history and invites others to explore and understand street art's profound impact on society and culture. As a limited edition of just 25 sets, it holds a unique place in the pantheon of modern art collectibles, embodying the spirit of a time when art took to the streets, challenging conventions and forever changing the face of urban expression.

    $409.00

  • Critical Condition Silkscreen Print by Al Diaz

    Al Diaz Critical Condition Silkscreen Print by Al Diaz

    Critical Condition 4-Color Hand-Pulled Limited Edition Silkscreen Print on 100lb French Speckletone Paper by Al Diaz x Dave Navarro x Lifeafterdeath Rare Street Art Famous Pop Artwork Artist. 2019 Al Diaz and lifeafterdeath "Critical Condition" - 4 Color Screen Print, Limited Edition of 25 - 19 x 25" Critical Condition • 4 layer hand-pulled screenprint on French Speckletone 100 lb paper• 19 x 25 inches Hand-signed and numbered by artists Al Díaz and Dave Navarro in a limited edition of 25 "Distortion Skull" ink stamping on verso hand-applied by Dave Navarro Hand-produced in Albany, NY by Pepper Spray Press NYC

    $438.00

  • SAMO©… Reclining on a Car Seat, West Broadway, 1978 Archival Print by Al Diaz

    Al Diaz SAMO©… Reclining on a Car Seat, West Broadway, 1978 Archival Print by Al Diaz

    SAMO©...Reclining on a Car Seat, West Broadway, 1978 Archival Pigment Fine Art Limited Edition Print on 310gsm Hahnemühle William Turner Matte Fine Art Paper by Modern Pop Street Graffiti Artist Al Diaz. Al Diaz "SAMO©...Reclining on a Car Seat, West Broadway, 1978" - Limited Edition of 25 - 18 x 24" SAMO©...RECLINING ON A CAR SEAT, WEST BROADWAY, 1978 • Autographed archival pigment print • Printed on Hahnemühle William Turner matte fine art paper, 310 GSM • Custom hand-torn deckled edges • Hand-varnished • 18 x 24 inches Hand-signed, numbered and dated in ink by Al Díaz in a limited edition of 25 • With additional "WE WERE SAMO©..." ink inscription

    $489.00

  • SAMO© Quote 4 The Overzealous Air-Guitarist Silkscreen Print by Al Diaz

    Al Diaz SAMO© Quote 4 The Overzealous Air-Guitarist Silkscreen Print by Al Diaz

    SAMO© Quote 4 The Overzealous Air-Guitarist Silkscreen Print by Al Diaz Hand-Pulled 1-Color Screen Print on 130lb Natural Off-White Stock Paper Limited Edition Pop Street Art Artwork. 2022 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 25 Artwork Size 14x11 4 The Overzealous Air-Guitarist

    $224.00

  • SAMO© Quote Like An Exotic Affectation Silkscreen Print by Al Diaz

    Al Diaz SAMO© Quote Like An Exotic Affectation Silkscreen Print by Al Diaz

    SAMO© Quote Like An Exotic Affectation Silkscreen Print by Al Diaz Hand-Pulled 1-Color Screen Print on 130lb Natural Off-White Stock Paper Limited Edition Pop Street Art Artwork. 2022 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 25 Artwork Size 14x11 Like An Exotic Affectation

    $234.00

  • If We Remain Standing Still HPM Giclee Print by Al Diaz

    Al Diaz If We Remain Standing Still HPM Giclee Print by Al Diaz

    If We Remain Standing Still HPM Giclee Print by Al Diaz Limited Edition Hand Painted Multiple on Fine Art Paper Pop Artist Modern Artwork. 2022 Signed & Numbered HPM Hand Embellished Print Limited Edition of 30 Artwork Size 17x11 Giclee Art. "If We Remain Standing Still We Die In Place" If We Remain Standing Still" is a piece of artwork by Al Diaz, an American artist known for his work as a street artist, graffiti writer, and collaborative efforts with Jean-Michel Basquiat on the SAMO© project. The HPM Giclee Print refers to a limited edition reproduction of the original artwork. HPM, or Hand-Painted Multiple, is a term used in the art world to describe a series of unique, hand-painted reproductions of an original piece of art. These editions are produced in small quantities, often signed and numbered by the artist. Like his street art and graffiti, Al Diaz's work often incorporates text and thought-provoking statements to engage the viewer and provoke conversation. "If We Remain Standing Still" likely includes a message or statement intended to inspire reflection and stimulate dialogue about social or political issues. The exact meaning of the phrase can be open to interpretation, as art is often meant to evoke individual thoughts and reactions from its viewers.

    $180.00

  • SAMO© Quote 4 The Aspiring Influencer & His Influencees Silkscreen Print by Al Diaz

    Al Diaz SAMO© Quote 4 The Aspiring Influencer & His Influencees Silkscreen Print by Al Diaz

    SAMO© Quote 4 The Aspiring Influencer & His Influencees Silkscreen Print by Al Diaz Hand-Pulled 1-Color Screen Print on 130lb Natural Off-White Stock Paper Limited Edition Pop Street Art Artwork. 2022 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 25 Artwork Size 14x11 4 The Aspiring Influencer & His Influencees

    $234.00

Al Diaz - Sprayed Paint Art Collection

Al Diaz is an American artist born in 1961 in New York City. He is best known for his graffiti work in the 1970s and 1980s as part of the legendary SAMO© graffiti duo with Jean-Michel Basquiat. Diaz's art career began when he met Jean-Michel Basquiat in high school, and the two artists began collaborating on street art under the moniker SAMO©, an acronym for "Same Old Shit." SAMO©'s street art was known for its cryptic messages and political commentary, and they quickly gained a following in the New York art scene. After Basquiat's rise to fame in the 1980s, Diaz continued to create art on his own, exhibiting in galleries and museums around the world. Diaz's work often explores themes of language, communication, and identity. He is known for using found objects, such as old newspapers and cardboard boxes, as canvases for his art. In recent years, Diaz has returned to his graffiti roots, creating large-scale murals and street art installations around the world. He has also continued to exhibit in galleries, showcasing his paintings, sculptures, and mixed media works. Diaz's work has been recognized for its unique blend of street art and fine art, and he has received numerous awards and accolades throughout his career. His work can be found in public and private collections around the world, and he remains an influential figure in the street art community.

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