Money & Cash has been a popular topic in graffiti street art for many years. It is often used as a symbol of power, wealth, and corruption in society. Graffiti artists may use images of currency, such as dollar bills or coins, to comment on the influence of money in politics, economics, and culture. One common theme in money-related graffiti is the concept of greed. Artists may use images of fat cats or pigs with money bags to criticize those who accumulate wealth at the expense of others. Graffiti artists may also use images of dollar bills with slogans like "Money Talks" or "Cash Rules Everything" to comment on the ways in which money influences people's behavior and values. In addition to critiquing the negative aspects of money, graffiti artists may also use money-related imagery to celebrate the positive aspects of wealth and success. For example, they may create images of successful entrepreneurs or athletes who have made a significant impact on their communities. Overall, money as a topic in graffiti street art can be used to reflect on the complex and multifaceted ways in which money shapes our world. The cash sign ($) is a popular symbol used in graffiti, street art, and pop art to convey various messages related to money, power, and status. In graffiti, the cash sign is often used as a tag or signature by street artists to mark their work and gain recognition in the community. It may also be used to convey messages about wealth and consumer culture, as well as social and economic inequality. In pop art, the cash sign is frequently used as a motif to comment on the commercialization of art and society. Artists may incorporate the symbol into their work to explore themes of greed, materialism, and the commodification of culture. The use of the cash sign in graffiti, street art, and pop art reflects a complex relationship between money, power, and artistic expression in contemporary culture. ash plays a significant role in both Graffiti Art and Pop Art, although in different ways. Graffiti Art is often associated with street culture and urban environments, and it emerged as a form of rebellion against societal norms and authority. In its early days, Graffiti Art was primarily created by young people who had limited financial means and used cheap spray cans and markers to create their art. However, as Graffiti Art gained popularity and recognition, some artists began to monetize their work through commissioned pieces, selling prints, or even opening their galleries. While the commercialization of Graffiti Art has led to some controversy within the art community, it has also allowed some artists to earn a living from their work. Some of the most famous Graffiti Artists, such as Banksy and Shepard Fairey, have achieved mainstream success, with their works selling for millions of dollars. In contrast, Pop Art emerged in the 1950s and 1960s as a response to consumer culture and the increasing commercialization of art. Pop Artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Claes Oldenburg often incorporated images of everyday consumer objects and mass-produced items into their artwork, highlighting the pervasive influence of consumer culture on American society. The irony of Pop Art is that while it critiques consumer culture, it also celebrates it, and many Pop Artists became successful commercial artists themselves. Warhol, for example, famously declared that "Making money is art, and working is art, and good business is the best art." His prints and other works continue to sell for high prices today. While Graffiti Art emerged as a form of rebellion against authority, it has also become a commercialized art form that allows some artists to earn a living. In contrast, Pop Art critiques consumer culture while celebrating it, and many Pop Artists have themselves become successful commercial artists.
Money & Cash
Icy & Sot American Dream Silkscreen Print by Icy & Sot
Purchase American Dream Limited Edition 5-Color Hand-Pulled Silkscreen Print on 140lbs Mohawk Fine Art Paper by Icy & Sot graffiti street artist modern pop art. "American Dream is inspired by the homeless guy who was holding Starbucks cup asking for money. There are a lot of homeless people in New York, but they are invisible in between skyscrapers. We painted him bigger than the empire state building so he can be noticed more." - Icy & Sot
Van Saro In Greed We Trust Archival Print by Van Saro
Purchase In Greed We Trust Limited Edition Archival Pigment Prints on 310gsm Museum Natural Fine Art Paper by Van Saro graffiti street artist modern pop art. "This is the first of my work from my series on money. I'm honest with my work. My world has been more about darkness then light, that's what I paint. I only paint things that are relevant in my life or what is on my mind. After having my first child the financial pressure is much more prevalent and that became the inspiration behind this series." - Van Saro
Denial- Daniel Bombardier Super Saver! Archival Print by Denial- Daniel Bombardier
Purchase Super Saver! Limited Edition Archival Pigment Print on 330gsm Fine Art Paper by Denial graffiti street artist modern pop art. 2016 Signed Limited Edition of 40Artwork Size 18x24 "It was painted for a show I did in Toronto, Canada in 2012 at Don’t Tell Mama Gallery. The show was called “This Is Not The Art You Are Looking For” A lot of my work for that particular show was exploring the state of the economy. Almost as if the economy was this tangible thing. I love comics and superheroes so I thought this to be a beautiful dichotomy. A “hard on his luck” superhero has no work, so he must go to work at Walmart. The initial drawing and design took about a week. To paint it took another week." - Denial Denial is a Canadian artist who experiments with aerosol and stencil art, while his main fields of interest are consumerism, politics and the human condition in today’s society. Since the culture of graffiti was gaining more and more popularity in the US and Europe, the taggers had to be increasingly original in order to stand out. The signatures became bigger, more stylized and more colorful.
Peter Van Flores Daredevil Sin Miedo AP Archival Print by Peter Van Flores
Purchase Daredevil Sin Miedo Artist Proof Archival Pigment Fine Art Limited Edition Print on 80 Cover Stock Paper by Artist Peter Van Flores, Street Pop Art Graffiti Legend. AP Artist Proof Signed 2016 San Francisco Comic Con Daredevil Sin Miedo print. 16x20. Archival Ink on #80 Cover Stock Paper.
Hygienic Dress League Male Extractor Silkscreen Print by Hygienic Dress League
Purchase Male Extractor Limited Edition 4-Color Hand-Pulled Silkscreen Print on 290gsm Coventry Rag Fine Art Paper by Hygienic Dress League graffiti street artist modern pop art. Dorota (b. 1978, Poland) and Steve Coy (b. 1978, USA) are husband and wife conceptual and visual artist duo based in Detroit. Their current project, Hygienic Dress League (HDL, HDL, Corp.), is a conceptual art project that uses a legally registered corporation as a new and original form of art. Their large-scale public interventions and immersive environments use a variety of mediums including the “found object” and often leverage technology in ways that produce unique experiences. Their work is often epistemological in nature and explores aspects of the human condition and contemporary society while challenging reality, truth, and belief systems. Projects are often speculative in nature and are influenced by various aspects of other art movements, notably conceptual art, relational aesthetics, surrealism, and street art. The symbolic imagery creates a paradox of image and concept resulting in an aesthetic that has been described as “Dystopian Glamour.”
123Klan Le Voleur Silkscreen Print by 123Klan
Purchase Le Voleur Limited Edition 4-Color Screen Print on 130lbs Mohawk Fine Art Paper by 123Klan graffiti street artist modern pop art. "Le voleur, is one of our iconic characters. He exists on a 60" x 36" canvas which is available at Yves Laroche Galerie. At first glance he looks like a common thief, but in reality he is a version of a modern Robin Hood." - 123Klan
Shepard Fairey- OBEY Icon Collage Bottom- Large Format Silkscreen Print by Shepard Fairey- OBEY
Purchase Icon Collage Bottom- Large Format Limited Edition Hand Pulled 3-Color Silkscreen Print on Cream Speckle Tone Paper with hand-deckled edges by Shepard Fairey graffiti street artist modern pop art. Screen Print 30 inches by 38 1/2 inches Edition of 70 October 31, 2016. Large Format Screen Print. 30 inches by 38 1/2 inches. Limited Numbered Edition of 70. 100% cotton archival paper with deckled edges. OBEY publishing chop on bottom left corner. Signed by Shepard Fairey.
Denial- Daniel Bombardier American Expression Silkscreen Print by Denial- Daniel Bombardier
Purchase American Expression Limited Edition 6-Color Hand-Pulled Silkscreen Print on 300gsm French Speckletone Fine Art Paper by Denial graffiti street artist modern pop art. n 2000 he adopted the moniker ‘DENIAL’ as a means of poking fun at advertising, politics, and media messages that contemporary society is often ‘in denial’ about. Since then he has maintained an ongoing global street-campaign of over 500, 000 stickers, placards, and murals, using the alpha-numeric characters ‘D3N!@L’. Intended as a conceptual means of marketing absurdism, DENIAL also challenges traditional notions of graffiti and public art through his bold and often satirical visual subversions. Denial is a Canadian artist who experiments with aerosol and stencil art, while his main fields of interest are consumerism, politics and the human condition in today’s society. Since the culture of graffiti was gaining more and more popularity in the US and Europe, the taggers had to be increasingly original in order to stand out. The signatures became bigger, more stylized and more colorful.
Denial- Daniel Bombardier Until Debt Do Us Part HPM Wood Stencil Print by Denial- Daniel Bombardier
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Denial- Daniel Bombardier The Shape Of Capitalism HPM Stencil Print by Denial- Daniel Bombardier
Purchase The Shape Of Capitalism Original Hand-Painted Multiple (HPM) on Wood Cradled Panel ready to hang by Denial graffiti street artist modern pop art. 2016 Signed & Numbered HPM Limited Edition Artwork Size 24x24 Featuring works from Denial’s nearly decade-long career, his often satirical approach works to combat mass media, consumerism, and advertising by taking familiar imagery and objects and re-contextualizing them into unique artistic statements that drive the viewer to question the worth and difference (if any) between art and advertising. Building on a long line of pop-driven work, Enjoy Denial finds Denial harnessing the negative corporate energies spewed upon society and turns them back against the established power structures that control our everyday lives. With this exhibition, Denial peels back layers of overloaded advertising and logos to shine a not-so-subtle light on the deceptions society combats daily from corporations. Denial’s art is strongly political and social since the artist takes specific positions against issues, such as capitalism, consumer culture, and advertisements. More importantly, the artist is aware of his choices and motivations: “I like to think of myself as activist pop art. How I relate with cartoons and graphics is a lot easier than I do with photo-realistic stuff" Another aspect of Denial's work is humor. His work is satirical, which, by definition, means that it uses humor as a confronting mechanism.