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.
Purchase 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. SAMO©…SINCE 1978…by Al Díaz and Mariah Fox Deluxe artist's 2018 edition book and print set Limited edition of 25 • Signed first edition book with exclusive inscription * • Signed and numbered archival print - 8 x 8” (Photograph by Al Díaz, circa 2018) * • Vintage SAMO© photography 11 archival print set - 4 x 6” (Photography by Al Díaz, Natalya Maystrenko and Jane Burrell Yadav, circa 1978/79) * • Signed paint marker used to create an original SAMO© piece of art * • Hand-screened canvas tote bag (printed on each side) - 15 x 20” * • Enamel cross pin • Sticker pack • Bookmark • Blue Marker Signed Letter of Authenticity
Purchase 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
Purchase 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
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Purchase 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
Purchase 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
Purchase 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.
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