Hugh Leeman Love & Luck HPM Archival Print by Hugh Leeman
Purchase Love & Luck Limited Edition Hand-Embellished Archival Pigment Prints on 300gsm Fine Art Paper by Hugh Leeman Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. "Originally the hawk was painted on a wall as part of an interactive installation, swooping down ready to grab an unsuspecting rat. The original piece was an 18’ x 20’ foot mural with 360 pounds of salt poured on the floor. Two separate sets were created in front of this mural atop the salt. One set was a contemporary and domesticated piece that incorporated a sleek, leather, and wood high-top stool along with a magazine holder and side table. The other set was a hand-painted black on a black tent with black tennis shoes at the front of its closed entrance." - Hugh Leeman
Hugh Leeman is an American artist best known for his street art and activist-driven projects. Born in 1980, Leeman rose to prominence in the late 2000s and early 2010s with his artwork that aims to raise social awareness and create a connection between people and communities, particularly around issues of homelessness, poverty, and inequality. Leeman's signature style often includes large-scale, paste-up portraits of people who live on the streets, capturing their unique stories and humanizing them in the process. He has also employed other artistic mediums like painting and mixed media. His work has been exhibited in galleries and public spaces, primarily in San Francisco, where he is based, but also in other major cities like Los Angeles, New York, and internationally. Leeman has a strong belief in the power of art to create social change and engages in various initiatives to help underprivileged individuals. One notable project was his "Give a Dollar" campaign, where he gave away his artwork in exchange for a one-dollar donation, which was then given to the homeless community. Another initiative is the "Empowerment Project," a collaborative effort between Leeman and the people he portrays, where they create art together and sell it, splitting the proceeds. Overall, Hugh Leeman's work stands out for its activist ethos, focusing on the power of art to engage, empower, and connect communities to drive social change.