Gary Taxali We Need To Talk Silkscreen Print by Gary Taxali
We Need To Talk Silkscreen Print by Gary Taxali Hand-Pulled 5-Color on Cover White Arches Fine Art Paper Limited Edition Artwork. 2015 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 50 Artwork Size 25x31 Silkscreen Print Decoding Gary Taxali's "We Need To Talk" Silkscreen Print Gary Taxali's "We Need To Talk" is a silkscreen print encapsulating the essence of Street Pop Art and Graffiti Artwork. Released as a limited edition in 2015, this print demonstrates Taxali's distinctive art style that merges the old with the new, the classic with the contemporary. The artwork is a substantial 25x31 inches, making it a statement piece for any collector. This hand-pulled 5-color print on Cover White Arches fine art paper is a testament to Taxali's craftsmanship and attention to the finer details of printmaking. The choice of Arches paper, known for its texture and durability, speaks to the quality and longevity of the print. Each piece in the limited edition of 50 is signed and numbered by Taxali, highlighting the exclusivity and authenticity of the work. "We Need To Talk" features a central monkey-like figure surrounded by graphic elements and text, all interplaying to create a narrative open to interpretation. The monkey's direct gaze and the surrounding dialogue bubbles and text snippets such as "GUM DROP," "SHUCKS," and "DEAR BOB" suggest a conversation that is both playful and poignant. The use of bold colors and sharp contrasts, along with Taxali's signature illustrative style, creates a visual language that draws the viewer in and encourages them to explore the deeper meanings behind the art. Taxali's work is often reflective of societal commentary and personal expression. In "We Need To Talk," one could argue that the juxtaposition of text and image invites the viewer to consider the complexities of communication in the modern age. The phrases interspersed throughout the artwork resonate with the cacophony of messages and information that bombard us daily. At the same time, the central figure's emotive expression serves as a focal point amidst the noise. Taxali's print stands out for its engagement with the viewer in the broader context of Street Pop Art and Graffiti Artwork. Street art is known for its public accessibility and often aggressive nature. While Taxali's work is housed within the more private confines of a gallery or collection, it retains the spirit of street art through its bold messaging and visual impact. Given its limited-edition nature, the artwork is a visual treat and a collector's item. Numbering and signing each print creates a direct connection between the artist and the collector, a hallmark of acceptable art practices. Taxali's integration of high art techniques with street art's approachability exemplifies these art forms' evolving nature and increasing overlap. "We Need To Talk" by Gary Taxali is a powerful piece of art that combines the artist's unique visual style with the interactive and message-driven qualities of Street Pop Art and Graffiti Artwork. This print is a reflection of Taxali's skill as an artist and his ability to communicate complex themes through the medium of silkscreen printing. For collectors and admirers of contemporary art, this work is not just an aesthetic addition but a conversation starter, a narrative piece that invites interpretation and contemplation. As Taxali continues to influence the art world, works like "We Need To Talk" are significant milestones in his artistic journey, capturing the zeitgeist of our times through the lens of pop and street art.