Investment Grade Art

5 artworks


  • Vampire USA Original Spray Paint Acrylic Painting by Ben Frost

    Ben Frost Vampire USA Original Spray Paint Acrylic Painting by Ben Frost

    Vampire USA Company of Thieves Original Painting Spray Paint, Acrylic and Mixed Media On Wood Panel by Ben Frost Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. 2013 Signed Original Spray Paint & Acrylic Wood Cradled Ready To Hang Painting Artwork Size 24x32 Vampire USA by Ben Frost: A Bold Intersection of Culture and Critique Ben Frost's "Vampire USA" from the "Company of Thieves" series is a vivid example of modern pop art's seamless fusion with street sensibilities. The striking spray paint, acrylic, and mixed media composition on a wood panel embody the rebellious spirit that fuels much of contemporary street pop art and graffiti artwork. Created in 2013, this signed original artwork measures 24x32 inches and is cradled and ready to hang, offering a stark commentary on American culture through street art aesthetics. Australian artist Ben Frost is known for his visually arresting work that often repurposes the iconography of consumerism and popular culture to create new, challenging narratives. "Vampire USA" exemplifies Frost's approach, utilizing familiar symbols and subverting them to critique American society. The vampire motif layered over the stars and stripes of the American flag creates an immediate and unsettling juxtaposition. The vampire, traditionally a symbol of parasitism and predation, becomes an allegory for the darker aspects of the American dream, suggesting a nation that feeds off others or perhaps even itself. The intensity of the artwork is heightened by Frost's choice of medium and technique. The raw, visceral quality of spray paint, often associated with the underground graffiti scene, clashes with the precision of acrylics to create an anarchic and meticulous piece. This duality reflects the complex nature of American culture, where order and chaos often coexist. Decoding the Symbolism in "Vampire USA" In "Vampire USA," the flag is not just a backdrop but an integral part of the narrative. The stars and stripes become the vampire's skin, the fabric of its being, suggesting that the entity and the nation are inseparable. The use of red, white, and blue – colors that evoke feelings of patriotism – is transformed into a visual scream that challenges the viewer to reassess their understanding of national identity and values. The choice to paint on wood panels also contributes to the artwork's impact. The organic texture of wood grounds the piece in a tactile reality, in contrast to graffiti's ethereal and often ephemeral nature. It is a statement of permanence, an assertion that the questions and issues raised by the painting will not simply vanish with the morning light. "Vampire USA" is a powerful piece of street pop art that embodies the genre's ability to reflect and critique society. Ben Frost's work captures contemporary culture's zeitgeist, using the streets' language to engage with deeper themes of identity, consumption, and the American psyche. As the artwork hangs poised for display, it serves as a bold reminder of art's potential to confront, unsettle, and inspire dialogue.

    $12,500.00

  • Cosmos Offset Lithograph Print by Takashi Murakami TM/KK Cosmos Offset Lithograph Print by Takashi Murakami TM/KK

    Takashi Murakami TM/KK Cosmos Offset Lithograph Print by Takashi Murakami TM/KK

    Cosmos Offset Lithograph Print by Takashi Murakami TM/KK Hand-Pulled Print on Custom Framed Satin Wove Fine Art Paper Limited Edition Graffiti Street Pop Artwork. 2000 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 300 Artwork Size 23.5x23.5 Framed 32x32 Takashi Murakami (b. 1962) Cosmos, 2000 Offset lithograph in colors on smooth wove paper 23-3/8 x 23-3/8 inches (59.4 x 59.4 cm) (sheet) Ed. 125/300 Signed and numbered in ink lower right Published by Kaikai Kiki Co. Ltd., Tokyo Print Grade: 10/10 Matted and framed under acrylic. No apparent condition issues. Not examined out of frame. Framed Dimensions 32 X 32 Inches The "Cosmos" offset lithograph print by Takashi Murakami, created in collaboration with Kaikai Kiki in 2001, is a fine example of the Japanese artist's unique and influential work. Murakami is known for his signature "Superflat" style, which is characterized by a blend of Japanese pop culture, traditional art, and Ms Flower flowers.. In the "Cosmos" print, Murakami explores the concept of the universe, with vibrant colors, bold lines, and intricate patterns. The artwork is populated by his iconic Ms FLowerand motifs, such as smiling flowers and vines, which are deeply rooted in Japanese manga, anime, and the otaku subculture. As an offset lithograph print, the piece is created using a printing technique that involves transferring an inked image from a plate to a rubber blanket and then onto the final printing surface, usually paper. This process allows for high-quality reproductions of the original artwork, making it more accessible to a wider audience. The "Cosmos" print is a sought-after piece by collectors and fans of Takashi Murakami's work. It showcases the artist's incredible ability to merge traditional and contemporary elements, creating a visually striking representation of the universe that is uniquely his own.

    $5,205.00

  • You Look Beautiful Silkscreen Print by Mr Brainwash- Thierry Guetta You Look Beautiful Silkscreen Print by Mr Brainwash- Thierry Guetta

    Mr Brainwash- Thierry Guetta You Look Beautiful Silkscreen Print by Mr Brainwash- Thierry Guetta

    You Look Beautiful 6-Color Hand-Pulled Limited Edition Silkscreen Print on Hand Deckled Fine Art Paper by Mr. Brainwash- Thierry Guetta Rare Street Art Famous Pop Artwork Artist. 2018 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 100 Artwork Size 32x32 Six color screen print on archival art paper. Each screen print is on hand-torn archival art paper, signed and numbered, with a thumbprint on the back. Edition of 100 Print Size: 32 x 32 in. The Intersection of Street and Pop Art Pop Art has long been recognized for its vibrant colors, bold graphics, and the often ironic interplay of popular culture imagery and fine art. Mr. Brainwash, a pseudonym of the French-born, Los Angeles-based street artist Thierry Guetta, is a name that resonates within this tradition. His work is often characterized by a colorful palette, layered graphics, and an uncanny ability to reflect contemporary cultural moments with a blend of humor, critique, and homage. Mr. Brainwash has been a pivotal figure in the fusion of street art with pop art aesthetics, a hybrid often termed Street Pop Art. This particular style is marked by its accessibility, a trait from its street art roots, and its adoption of pop art's penchant for mass media and consumer culture. His "You Look Beautiful" limited edition silkscreen print is a testament to this fusion. The artwork was released in 2018 and features a six-color screen print process on hand-torn archival art paper. Each of the 100 prints in this limited edition is not only signed and numbered but also carries the unique thumbprint of the artist on the back, assuring authenticity and a personal touch from the artist himself. Silkscreen printing, the method used for creating "You Look Beautiful," has a storied history in pop and street art, famously employed by artists like Andy Warhol. It involves pushing ink through a mesh stencil onto paper, one color at a time, which allows for vibrant and crisp layers of color. Mr. Brainwash's choice of this method is a nod to the traditional pop art practices, yet his hand-deckled paper edges and the application of his thumbprint move the work into a more personal, street-level realm. Visual Language and Collectibility of Mr. Brainwash In "You Look Beautiful," Mr. Brainwash utilizes stark contrasts and a splattered background that evokes the gritty texture of urban walls. The neon-like red script that forms the central message of the artwork is reminiscent of street signage and graffiti tags, bridging the gap between the communicative clarity of advertisement and the expressive freedom of graffiti artwork. It is this visual language that Mr. Brainwash has become renowned for—a language that speaks simultaneously of high art and everyday life, the gallery, and the street corner. The limited-edition nature of "You Look Beautiful" and its meticulous handcrafted quality make it a collectible piece. Each print's size, a substantial 32x32 inches, allows for a statement piece that commands attention, embodying the larger-than-life aspect of street pop art. The rarity of such works is a hallmark of street art's ethos, where the ephemeral nature of a graffiti piece is countered by the lasting impact of a limited print run in the fine art world. Thierry Guetta's work as Mr. Brainwash has significantly impacted both the street and pop art scenes. His pieces, like "You Look Beautiful," blur the lines between art categories, challenging traditional notions of what art can be and where it can be appreciated. This artwork, while reflective of contemporary pop and street art movements, also holds its value as a limited edition piece. Its interplay between medium, message, and the artist's signature style cements its place in the trajectory of Street Pop Art and graffiti Artwork, making it a coveted item for art collectors and enthusiasts alike.

    $10,000.00

  • Special Offer Original Spray Paint Acrylic Painting by Ben Frost Special Offer Original Spray Paint Acrylic Painting by Ben Frost

    Ben Frost Special Offer Original Spray Paint Acrylic Painting by Ben Frost

    Special Offer Company of Thieves Original Painting Spray Paint, Acrylic and Mixed Media On Wood Panel by Ben Frost Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. 2013 Signed Original Acrylic & Spray Paint Painting Artwork Size 24x32 Ben Frost is utilizing imagery familiar to western culture in order to make a statement about the culture itself on the basis of consumerism, modern icons, big corporations, etc. Animation characters, pop icons, brand logos, and many more are transformed into vibrant artworks and find their place in galleries. With this in mind, and in the case of Ben Frost, it is futile to try to identify a clear borderline between low and high art. In reality, the artist wants the audience to think on the terms of high or low value and, by extension, what these actually mean. Over the years street artists have managed to establish themselves as respected creators and some of them have even gained international fame, transforming graffiti from a fringe art, aiming sometimes to mark street gangs’ territory, into big business.

    $9,603.00

  • Cube Offset Lithograph Print by Takashi Murakami TM/KK Cube Offset Lithograph Print by Takashi Murakami TM/KK

    Takashi Murakami TM/KK Cube Offset Lithograph Print by Takashi Murakami TM/KK

    Cube Offset Lithograph Print by Takashi Murakami TM/KK Hand-Pulled Print on Custom Framed Satin Wove Fine Art Paper Limited Edition Graffiti Street Pop Artwork. 2001 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 300 Artwork Size 23.5x23.5 Framed 32x32 Takashi Murakami (b. 1962) Cube, 2001 Offset lithograph in colors on satin wove paper 23-1/2 x 23-1/2 inches (59.7 x 59.7 cm) (sheet) Ed. 133/300 Signed and numbered in ink lower right Published by Kaikai Kiki, Ltd., Tokyo Print Grade: 10/10 No apparent condition issues. Not examined out of frame. Matted and framed under acrylic. Framed Dimensions 32 X 32 Inches Takashi Murakami is a renowned Japanese contemporary artist known for his unique blend of traditional Japanese art styles, such as ukiyo-e, with pop culture and Western influences. He has created a distinctive style often referred to as "Superflat" that features bold colors and graphic designs. The "Cube Offset Lithograph Print" by Takashi Murakami from 2001 is a limited edition print that features the artist's signature style vine with smiling flowers Ms Flower, with TM/KK being a reference to Takashi Murakami and Kaikai Kiki, his art production and management company. Cube Offset Lithograph is a type of printing method that produces high-quality reproductions of original artworks, often used for creating limited edition prints. Murakami's works are highly sought after by collectors and have been exhibited in prestigious museums and galleries worldwide. Owning a limited edition print like the "Cube Offset Lithograph Print" could be considered a valuable addition to an art collection.

    $5,205.00

Investment Grade Graffiti Street Pop Artwork

Investment grade art graffiti or street art refers to the growing market and interest in collecting and investing in street art as a legitimate form of fine art. Over the past few decades, street art has gained significant recognition and appreciation in the art world, with several artists achieving global acclaim and high prices at auction. If you're considering investing in graffiti or street art, there are a few factors to consider: Artist reputation: Look for artists with a strong reputation, critical acclaim, and a proven track record of sales. Notable street artists include Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, and Invader. Rarity: Limited edition or one-of-a-kind works tend to be more valuable. Keep an eye out for pieces that are part of a limited series or unique creations. Provenance: Ensure that the artwork has a clear history of ownership and authenticity. This will increase its value and make it easier to sell in the future. Condition: The physical condition of the artwork is important, as damage or deterioration can significantly decrease its value. Be prepared to care for the artwork to maintain its condition. Market trends: Research and follow the art market to understand trends and identify potential investment opportunities. Legal aspects: Street art created on public or private property may have legal issues regarding ownership and copyright. Acquiring artwork through reputable galleries or auctions can help avoid potential legal complications. Remember that investing in art, including street art, is a long-term commitment and carries risks like any other investment. It's essential to diversify your investments and not rely solely on art as an asset class. It's also a good idea to consult with an art advisor or financial professional before making significant investments in street art.

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