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  • Sale -25% Sidewalk Closed Original Mixed Media Street Sign Painting by Sonic Bad

    Sonic Bad Sidewalk Closed Original Mixed Media Street Sign Painting by Sonic Bad

    Sidewalk Closed Original Mixed Media Graffiti Artist Modern Pop Art on Real Metal Street Sign by Sonic Bad. 2012 Signed Original Spray Paint & Metal Street Sign Artwork Size 24x18 Depicting 2 1970s-80s Stylized Beat Boys, NYC Graffiti Tags & Bubble Letters on Street Closed Sign Sonic Bad's Ode to the Streets: The 'Sidewalk Closed' Series The 'Sidewalk Closed' artwork by Sonic Bad, an original piece created in 2012, infuses the rebellious spirit of 1970s and 80s street culture into a medium that is emblematic of urban restriction: a real metal street sign. This mixed media work, signed by the artist, is a striking example of how street pop art and graffiti can repurpose public regulatory objects into canvases that challenge and reinterpret their original intent. Reclaiming Urban Symbols in Street Art Sonic Bad's choice of canvas—a metal street sign—turns an everyday symbol of control into a representation of creative liberation. The artwork, sized at 24x18 inches, is vibrant with color and life, presenting a stark contrast to the sign's mundane purpose of demarcating boundaries. By painting over it, Sonic Bad claims the object for art, much like graffiti artists claim walls for their tags and murals. The piece itself is a dynamic collage of NYC graffiti tags and bubble letters, styles deeply rooted in the history of street art. It showcases two stylized beat boys, figures that resonate with the hip-hop culture that was burgeoning on the streets of New York City during the 70s and 80s. These characters are not only representations of a specific era but also symbols of the energy and rhythm of street life. The Visual Language of Graffiti and Its Evolution Sonic Bad's work serves as a visual lexicon of graffiti's evolution, encapsulating the transition from tagging—often a raw, text-based expression of identity—to more complex and stylized works. The 'Sidewalk Closed' series is particularly evocative of this shift, highlighting the movement from simple letterforms to elaborate and colorful representations that are as much about the artistry of the line as they are about the message. The aerosol paint, a medium synonymous with graffiti, brings authenticity to the piece, its drips and opacity echoing the textures of street art seen in the wild. The metal sign, once reflective and directive, becomes muted and textured under layers of paint, a metaphor for the way street art can change the nature and conversation around public spaces and objects. Sonic Bad and the Living History of Street Art Sonic Bad's 'Sidewalk Closed' is more than a singular work; it is part of the living history of street pop art and graffiti artwork. It reflects a time when street culture began to permeate every aspect of urban life, from the music that played out of boomboxes to the art that adorned the walls and sidewalks of the city. This piece is a celebration of that era, a nod to the roots of street art, and a statement on its enduring influence. The artist, by merging nostalgia with contemporary expression, invites onlookers to explore the depth and breadth of street art. Through this work, Sonic Bad not only pays homage to the pioneers of the genre but also places himself within the continuum of artists who have utilized the street as their gallery. His legacy lies in his ability to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary, ensuring that the spirit of the streets remains vibrant and visible.

    $1,842.00$1,382.00

  • Sale -25% Sidewalk Closed Wood Original Mixed Media Street Sign Painting by Sonic Bad

    Sonic Bad Sidewalk Closed Wood Original Mixed Media Street Sign Painting by Sonic Bad

    Sidewalk Closed- Wood Original Mixed Media Graffiti Artist Modern Pop Art on Real Street Sign by Sonic Bad. 2018 Signed Original Spray Paint & Mixed Media on Wooden New York City NYC Sidewalk Closed Vintage Sign Artwork Size 21.5x11.5 The Artistic Alchemy of Sonic Bad: Reimagining Public Notices Sonic Bad's 'Sidewalk Closed - Wood' is an exemplary showcase of modern pop art manifested through the lens of street sensibilities and graffiti culture. Created in 2018, this signed original piece is a vibrant declaration of the transformative power inherent in street pop art and graffiti artwork. The fusion of spray paint and mixed media on a wooden canvas that once served as a New York City sidewalk sign encapsulates the artist's penchant for repurposing the functional into the visually extraordinary. Technique and Symbolism in Sonic Bad's Work The artwork, measuring 21.5x11.5 inches, is a testament to Sonic Bad's mastery over mixed media. The piece harmoniously integrates the textures of wood with the fluidity of spray paint, achieving a layered effect that adds depth and complexity to the composition. The choice of a 'Sidewalk Closed' sign is significant; it takes an object that signifies obstruction and transforms it into a portal of creative expression, thus inviting reflection on the role of public space and the rules that govern it. Sonic Bad's approach to the sign is subversive yet playful, disrupting its original intent and engaging viewers in a dialogue about the accessibility of art and public communication. The vibrant color palette and intricate design work serve to capture the gaze and provoke thought, a hallmark of effective street pop art. The way the letterforms and characters are interwoven with the sign's warning embodies a kind of artistic alchemy, turning the mundane into the magical. Impact and Reception of Sonic Bad's Street Sign Artwork The 'Sidewalk Closed - Wood' piece by Sonic Bad does not simply occupy space; it commands attention and interaction. Its existence in a gallery or a private collection continues to challenge perceptions of street art's place within the art world hierarchy. Sonic Bad's work is celebrated for its unabashed embrace of street art aesthetics while simultaneously pushing the boundaries of what such art can communicate and how it is perceived. Sonic Bad, an artist who remains an enigmatic figure in the graffiti art scene, utilizes anonymity as a tool, allowing the work to speak for itself. The artist's contributions to street pop art are measured by the vibrancy of the pieces left in public view and the conversations they ignite. The influence of such work extends beyond the streets, infiltrating popular culture and challenging traditional art's status quo. Sonic Bad's Legacy in Street Pop Art Sonic Bad's 'Sidewalk Closed - Wood' is not merely a piece of reclaimed street furniture but a microcosm of street art's potential to redefine the aesthetics of urban living. This work stands as a cultural artifact, a piece of New York City's story told through the eyes of a street artist. Sonic Bad's legacy is enshrined in every color splash and line twist, a testament to the enduring allure and social commentary of street pop art and graffiti artwork. The legacy of artists like Sonic Bad is often measured by the endurance of their work in the public imagination and their ability to inspire future generations of artists. By turning a sidewalk sign into a canvas, Sonic Bad has not only altered the sign's trajectory but also contributed to the narrative of street art as a form of modern pop art. This piece will continue to be a point of reference for discussions about the interplay between public space and artistic freedom, embodying the spirit of street art that refuses to be sidelined.

    $1,842.00$1,382.00

  • No Sleep Till Brooklyn #55- Purple - Sprayed Paint Art Collection

    Tim Oliveira No Sleep Till Brooklyn #55 Purple Silkscreen Print by Tim Oliveira

    No Sleep Till Brooklyn 55- Purple 4-Color Mixed Edition Hand-Pulled Limited Edition Silkscreen Print on Fine Art Paper by Tim Oliveira Rare Street Art Famous Pop Artwork Artist. ME Mixed Edition Print, The Prints Vary In Color Through The Numbers of The Edition. 76 different silkscreen colors and variants in one edition. Signed and numbered, date stamped on back. The name of this print run has a double meaning to me. I decided to release it on August 5th to pay tribute to the Beastie Boys legend MCA (Adam Yauch); his birthday. Growing up, just about every day after school I would grab my basketball and head to the park or Boy's Club for some pickup games. Most of the time it was Beastie Boys on my walkman when I made the walk. They have always been a big influence on me. Also, no sleep till I feel confident with enough artwork for a solo show in Brooklyn. It may be a few years out, but I will keep trying to juggle family life, a regular job, and artwork with many late nights... -Tim Oliveira

    $201.00

  • No Sleep Till Brooklyn #66- Dark Red - Sprayed Paint Art Collection

    Tim Oliveira No Sleep Till Brooklyn #66 Dark Red Silkscreen Print by Tim Oliveira

    No Sleep Till Brooklyn 66- Dark Red 4-Color Mixed Edition Hand-Pulled Limited Edition Silkscreen Print on Fine Art Paper by Tim Oliveira Rare Street Art Famous Pop Artwork Artist. ME Mixed Edition Print, The Prints Vary In Color Through The Numbers of The Edition. 76 different silkscreen colors and variants in one edition. Signed and numbered, date stamped on back. The name of this print run has a double meaning to me. I decided to release it on August 5th to pay tribute to the Beastie Boys legend MCA (Adam Yauch); his birthday. Growing up, just about every day after school I would grab my basketball and head to the park or Boy's Club for some pickup games. Most of the time it was Beastie Boys on my walkman when I made the walk. They have always been a big influence on me. Also, no sleep till I feel confident with enough artwork for a solo show in Brooklyn. It may be a few years out, but I will keep trying to juggle family life, a regular job, and artwork with many late nights... -Tim Oliveira

    $201.00

  • Scuba Horse Delights Silkscreen Print by Faile

    Faile Scuba Horse Delights Silkscreen Print by Faile

    Scuba Horse Delights 13-Color Hand-Pulled Limited Edition Silkscreen Print on 325gsm Coventry Rag by Faile Rare Street Art Famous Pop Artwork Artist. We are excited to release this new silkscreen block print based on some of the smaller wood puzzle blocks. This is a vibrant mix of images and textures from the studio. Scuba Horse Delights is a 13 color hand-pulled silkscreen print, made on a heavyweight Coventry Rag 325gsm with a deckled edge. Scuba Horse Delights Edition of 350 Dimensions: 12 x 18 Inches Silkscreen Ink on Coventry Rag 325gsm Paper Signed, Stamped and Numbered. FAILE 2020

    $1,778.00

  • Sale -25% MTA Subway Map Lime Green Purple Original Spray Paint Acrylic Painting by Cope2- Fernando Carlo

    Cope2- Fernando Carlo MTA Subway Map Lime Green Purple Original Spray Paint Acrylic Painting by Cope2- Fernando Carlo

    MTA Subway Map- Lime Green Purple Original One of a Kind Mixed Media Acrylic Spray Paint Painting Artwork on Reclaimed NYC Paper Subway Map by Popular Street Graffiti Artist ARTIST. Lime green-purple MTA subway map Hand-made original one-of-a-kind Painted NYC subway map. 22x33inches The beginning of the new millennium found Cope2 in a different place in his career, as he started focusing more and more on ways to establish himself in the art scene of galleries and museums. Even though the artist had started working on canvas much earlier than the 2000s, it was then that he made this dynamic twist and agreed to exhibit indoors systematically. Whether you see graffiti as an expressive and lively form of art or as a form of irresponsible vandalism, one thing is certain; in recent years it has captured the attention of the general population to the world’s biggest galleries.

    $2,124.00$1,593.00

  • East 149th St Original Spray Paint Skateboard Deck Art by Cope2- Fernando Carlo East 149th St Original Spray Paint Skateboard Deck Art by Cope2- Fernando Carlo

    Cope2- Fernando Carlo East 149th St Original Spray Paint Skateboard Deck Art by Cope2- Fernando Carlo

    East 149th St Deck Fine Art Original One of a Kind Spray Paint Painting on Natural Skateboard Deck by Street Artwork Graffiti Artist Cope2. Paint on Natural Skate Deck Size: 7.25 x 29.375 Inches Release: September 02, 2021 Run of: 1 Fernando Carlo a.k.a COPE2 is an American artist, active in the graffiti scene of New York. Cope2’s involvement in the street art scene of the 80s and 90s progressively made his reputation grow, making him one of the most well-known writers in the US. Controversial, yet iconic, the artist’s story and his involvement in graffiti since the last decades of the 20th century shed light on the history of graffiti itself and its evolution over the years.

    $890.00

  • TC5 in the Ghost Yard Archival Print by Lady Pink

    Lady Pink TC5 in the Ghost Yard Archival Print by Lady Pink

    TC5 in the Ghost Yard Limited Edition Archival Pigment Fine Art Prints on 300gsm Moab Ebtrada Rag Paper by Graffiti Street Art and Pop Culture Artist Lady Pink. LADY PINK- Titled “TC5 In the Ghost Yard” Edition size 40 archival pigment prints. Hand-signed and numbered by Lady Pink, along with the DirtyPilot emboss. Sheet Size a LARGE 31”x 24”(78 cm x 60 cm). Printed on Moab Ebtrada Rag, 300gms. A heavy-weight paper acid-free art.

    $596.00

  • Austin Rommie Bear Stitch Yankees Original Collage Baseball Card Art by Pat Riot

    Pat Riot Austin Rommie Bear Stitch Yankees Original Collage Baseball Card Art by Pat Riot

    Austin Rommie/ Bear Stitch- Yankees Unique Hand-Embellished Collage Mixed Media on Vintage Baseball Card by Pat Riot. 2014 Stamped original Mixed Media Layered on Real MLB Topps Vintage Card With Pop Art Like: Austin Rommie/ Bear Stitch- Yankees

    $23.00

  • KONG Archival Print by Scott Listfield

    Scott Listfield KONG Archival Print by Scott Listfield

    KONG Archival Pigment Fine Art Limited Edition Print on Fine Art Paper by Artist Scott Listfield, Street Pop Art Graffiti Legend. 2022 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 50 Artwork Size 18x24 Artist: Scott Listfield Title: "KONG" Medium: Archival Pigment Print Edition: 50 Markings: Signed and Numbered by the Artist Dimensions: 18" x 24"

    $391.00

  • KONG PP Archival Print by Scott Listfield

    Scott Listfield KONG PP Archival Print by Scott Listfield

    KONG PP Printers Proof Archival Pigment Fine Art Limited Edition Print on Fine Art Paper by Artist Scott Listfield, Street Pop Art Graffiti Legend. PP Printers Proof 2022 Signed & Marked PP Artwork Size 18x24

    $513.00

  • Another New York Classic Print by Tats Cru x BIO- Wilfredo Feliciano

    Tats Cru Another New York Classic Print by Tats Cru x BIO- Wilfredo Feliciano

    Another New York Classic Archival Print by Tats Cru x BIO- Wilfredo Feliciano Limited Edition Print on 290gsm Moab Entrada Fine Art Paper Pop Artist Modern Artwork. 2021 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 50 Artwork Size 17x17 Archival Pigment Fine Art The Fusion of Street Heritage and Fine Art in "Another New York Classic" by Tats Cru x BIO "Another New York Classic" stands as a powerful testament to the vibrant energy of New York's street art scene, encapsulated in an archival print by the legendary Tats Cru and BIO, also known as Wilfredo Feliciano. This 2021 limited edition print on 290gsm Moab Entrada fine art paper merges the gritty aesthetics of street graffiti with the enduring qualities of fine art, a hallmark of the collective's work over the decades. The 17x17 inch artwork is brought to life with archival pigment, ensuring the vivid colors and intricate details remain as intended for years. This piece is signed and numbered, part of a limited run of just 50, solidifying its status as a collectible. Tats Cru, a group of Bronx-based graffiti artists and muralists, has been instrumental in elevating graffiti from street corners to galleries while maintaining the authenticity of the craft. BIO, a founding member, brings his distinct flair to this print, showcasing the intricate lettering and bold color schemes that have made their work iconic. BIO's Artistic Legacy and the Prestige of Tats Cru BIO's contributions to the art world through Tats Cru have been multifaceted, demonstrating that street art is not just a form of urban expression but a sophisticated, evolving art form. "Another New York Classic" exemplifies the group's ability to transform graffiti's raw power and visual language into pieces that resonate with a broad audience. Their work has always been a dialogue between the artist and the bustling city life, with each piece serving as a narrative of New York's cultural and artistic history. The inclusion of archival pigment in the creation of "Another New York Classic" is a nod to the collective's understanding of the importance of legacy in art. It's a celebration of the craft's journey from ephemeral street art to lasting works of fine art. The print is not merely a reproduction but a continuation of the conversation between street culture and the broader art community, a narrative that Tats Cru and BIO have been central in shaping. "Another New York Classic": A Celebration of Graffiti's Evolution In "Another New York Classic," the traditional elements of graffiti — the stylized letters, the vibrant colors, and the sense of movement — are all present. However, they are rendered with a precision and permanence that only a fine art print can provide. This work celebrates the evolution of graffiti from an act of rebellion to a respected and sought-after artistic genre. It acknowledges the roots of street pop art and graffiti artwork while showcasing the maturity and depth the form has achieved. "Another New York Classic" by Tats Cru x BIO is a vibrant homage to the enduring legacy of New York's graffiti art scene. As a limited edition print, it represents a piece of New York's cultural tapestry and a significant artifact within the street pop art movement. It is a testament to Tats Cru's and BIO's commitment to their craft and their role in the ongoing narrative of street art's place within the pantheon of modern art. This print stands as a beacon of the transformative power of street art and its ability to capture the essence of a time, a place, and a movement.

    $250.00

  • Another New York Classic PP Print by Tats Cru x BIO- Wilfredo Feliciano

    Tats Cru Another New York Classic PP Print by Tats Cru x BIO- Wilfredo Feliciano

    Another New York Classic PP Printer Proof Archival Print by Tats Cru x BIO- Wilfredo Feliciano Limited Edition Print on 290gsm Moab Entrada Fine Art Paper Pop Artist Modern Artwork. PP Printers Proof 2021 Signed & Marked PP Limited Edition Artwork Size 17x17 Archival Pigment Fine Art "Another New York Classic" by Tats Cru x BIO: A Tapestry of Urban Artistry "Another New York Classic" by Tats Cru and BIO, also known as Wilfredo Feliciano, is a Printer's Proof (PP) archival print that captures the essence of New York's graffiti heritage, remastered through the lens of modern pop art. Released in 2021, this limited edition artwork is a signature piece that showcases the intricate and bold style that has become synonymous with Tats Cru, a pioneer graffiti collective born on the streets of the Bronx. The 17x17 inch print is crafted on 290gsm Moab Entrada fine art paper, chosen for its ability to hold the dense archival pigment, ensuring that each line, curve, and hue retains its intended vibrancy and detail. Signed and marked as a PP by BIO, this print is part of a limited edition series that has been created with the discerning collector in mind. Each piece is a celebration of the rich graffiti culture that Tats Cru has been instrumental in shaping. As street artists who have transitioned from the transient surfaces of city walls to the permanence of fine art paper, Tats Cru and BIO have redefined the boundaries between street art and gallery art, infusing their work with a level of sophistication without losing the raw energy that defines the genre. Tats Cru and BIO: Guardians of Graffiti's Legacy In "Another New York Classic," the complexity of graffiti art is distilled into a single frame. The work is emblematic of Tats Cru's role as both guardians of graffiti's legacy and innovators within the art form. BIO's contribution as a founding member of Tats Cru is evident in the mastery over line and form, bringing a dynamism to the piece that is both nostalgic and forward-thinking. The print is not just a representation of street pop art; it's a dialogue with the history of graffiti art, a statement piece that speaks to the evolution of urban expression. The use of archival pigment in the creation of this print ensures that the artwork stands the test of time, a quality that is particularly significant in the context of graffiti art, which is often ephemeral. The decision to create a PP edition reflects a dedication to excellence and exclusivity, with each print serving as a testament to Tats Cru's and BIO's commitment to their craft. Cultural Significance and Collectibility of "Another New York Classic" "Another New York Classic" is more than a fine art print; it's a cultural artifact that embodies the spirit of New York City's street art movement. It is a piece that resonates with those who have witnessed the transformation of graffiti from underground phenomenon to a respected artistic practice. For collectors, owning a PP edition of this work means engaging with a piece of history, a narrative of street art's journey as told by some of its most influential figures. "Another New York Classic" PP archival print by Tats Cru and BIO stands as a monument to the impact of street art on modern pop culture. It is a testament to the power of graffiti as a form of artistic expression and its enduring influence on the landscape of contemporary art. Through their work, Tats Cru and BIO continue to inspire a new generation of artists and art lovers, bridging the gap between the streets and the fine art world, and ensuring that the legacy of street pop art and graffiti artwork continues to thrive.

    $489.99

  • Project B Wall Street Bull Giclee Print Photo by Olek- Agata Oleksiak

    Olek- Agata Oleksiak Project B Wall Street Bull Giclee Print Photo by Olek- Agata Oleksiak

    Project B Wall Street Bull Digital C Giclee Print Photo by Olek- Agata Oleksiak Artwork Limited Edition Print on Fine Art Paper Graffiti Pop Street Artist. 2011 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 100 Artwork Photo Size 30x20 The Fusion of Street Pop Art & Graffiti Artwork in Olek's Project B Wall Street Bull The intersection of urban landscape and artistic expression is vibrant in Olek's Project B Wall Street Bull. This giclée print, a digital C type, encapsulates the dynamic energy of street pop art and graffiti artwork. Olek, the professional moniker of Agata Oleksiak, has forged a unique path in the art world, and this work is a testament to her innovative approach. The Wall Street Bull, an iconic symbol of financial prosperity and market optimism, is reimagined through Olek's lens, cloaked in a vivid, crochet-patterned skin juxtaposing the hard, metallic surface typically associated with the sculpture. The limited edition print is not only a visual spectacle but also a piece of commentary, blending the rebellious spirit of street art with the meticulousness of craft. Measuring 30x20 inches, each print from the edition of 100 is signed and numbered by Olek herself, underscoring the authenticity and exclusivity of the piece. Created in 2011, when street art was cemented in the high art world, Olek's work captures the era's zeitgeist—where the line between the gallery and the gutter was not just blurred but often entirely erased. Olek and the Cultural Significance of the Wall Street Bull Olek's choice of the Wall Street Bull as a canvas for her crochet art is far from arbitrary. The bull, located in the heart of New York's financial district, is a powerful image of financial strength and the undying spirit of capitalism. By enveloping it in a hand-crocheted cover, Olek introduces a soft, traditionally domestic craft to the harsh public sphere of finance and global markets. This bold move reflects the artist's tendency to challenge social norms and expectations, particularly those related to gender roles and societal perceptions of art and value. The artwork's title and visual impact suggest a duality: 'Project B' could imply a secondary, alternative route to the prevailing financial narrative. At the same time, the bull itself remains an emblem of mainstream success and power. Olek's work invites one to contemplate this duality, question the status quo, and recognize art's potential to comment on and interact with social and economic structures. Olek's Artistic Technique and the Giclée Printing Process Olek's artistic process is deeply rooted in the traditional craft of crocheting, which she has elevated to a contemporary art form. Her crochet works are often large-scale, encompassing people, objects, and even entire rooms in a second skin of intricate patterns and vibrant colors. The tactile nature of her work engages the viewer on a sensory level, while the visual patterns invite a closer examination of the themes and messages interwoven within the art. The giclée printing technique used to produce the prints of Project B Wall Street Bull is a sophisticated process that ensures the highest fidelity to the original artwork. Utilizing high-resolution digital scans and archival quality inks, giclée prints are known for their vibrant color, crisp detail, and longevity. This method is particularly suited to Olek's work, as it captures the complexity and nuance of her crochet patterns, translating the texture and depth of the original piece onto fine art paper. The Impact of Olek's Work on the Art World Olek's contributions to art are significant, particularly in street pop and graffiti artwork. Her works are not confined to the walls of galleries; they interact with the urban environment, drawing attention to overlooked spaces and objects. The artist's use of public spaces as her canvas democratizes the art experience, allowing individuals from all walks of life to engage with her creations. The Project B Wall Street Bull print captures the essence of Olek's practice: it is a work of art, a sociopolitical statement, and a challenge to conventional artistic mediums and messages. Collectors and admirers of street pop and graffiti art will find in this limited edition print a piece that celebrates its evolution and critically reflects the physical and symbolic spaces it occupies. In examining Olek's Project B Wall Street Bull, one sees the convergence of artistic innovation, cultural commentary, and the evolution of street art into a recognized and respected form of creative expression. Olek's work, particularly this print, stands as a bold statement on the power of art to transform and challenge our perceptions of the familiar.

    $489.99

  • Ledger Joker Construction Street Sign Painting by RD-357 Real Deal

    RD-357 Real Deal Ledger Joker Construction Street Sign Painting by RD-357 Real Deal

    Heath Ledger Joker Construction Zone Original Street Sign Painting by RD-357 Real Deal One of a Kind Artwork on Real Metal NYC New York Construction Zone No Trespassing Street Sign by Graffiti Art Pop Artist. 2012 Signed Mixed Media Acrylic & Spray Paint on Reclaimed NYC New York Construction Zone No Trespassing Sign Painting Original Artwork Size 24x24 Batman Villian Played by Heath Ledger in the Movie as Joker Looking at the Viewer. RD Tag in Rust Red. RD-357's Heath Ledger Joker: A Fusion of Street Pop Art and Iconography The Heath Ledger Joker Construction Zone original street sign painting by RD-357, also known as Real Deal, encapsulates the essence of street pop art through its provocative use of public signage repurposed for artistic expression. Created in 2012, this mixed media acrylic and spray paint artwork transforms a New York City construction zone 'No Trespassing' sign into a canvas, depicting the iconic Batman villain played by Heath Ledger in a way that both challenges and captivates the viewer. Contextualizing RD-357's Artistic Approach RD-357, an artist whose real name remains elusive in the true spirit of street art anonymity, is known for his gritty interpretations of pop culture figures on unconventional canvases. This particular artwork measures 24x24 inches and is a testament to street art's versatility, pushing beyond traditional boundaries. RD-357 draws upon the anarchic spirit of the Joker, using a symbol of law and order – a construction sign – to present an image of chaos and rebellion. The irony is palpable; the sign, which once stood as a warning against unauthorized entry, now invites viewers to engage with the art in a personal, almost aggressive manner. Symbolism and Impact in RD-357's Joker Artwork This piece is not just a portrait; it is a statement. By choosing Heath Ledger's Joker, RD-357 taps into the collective consciousness of a society fascinated by the anti-hero archetype. Ledger's portrayal of the Joker was posthumously celebrated, and his death in 2008 left a cultural imprint that RD-357 leverages in this artwork. The juxtaposition of the Joker’s figure against the backdrop of a New York construction sign speaks volumes about the chaotic undercurrents within the perceived order of urban life. The use of mixed media, with acrylic and spray paint, highlights street art's raw, visceral nature, while also paying homage to the vibrancy of pop art. The viewer is confronted with the Joker's gaze, which, coupled with the bright warning colors of the construction sign, creates an unsettling yet magnetic presence. This interaction compels the audience to contemplate the layers of meaning behind the piece – from transforming public property into a medium for personal expression to the dialogue between art and spectator that challenges societal norms and the very definition of public space. In conclusion, RD-357's Heath Ledger Joker on a New York City construction sign is an outstanding example of how street pop art can merge cultural iconography with subversive messaging. Through this piece, the artist immortalizes a beloved film character and raises questions about authority, ownership, and the role of art in public discourse. The artwork remains a one-of-a-kind testament to the power of graffiti art to redefine spaces and provoke thought long after the paint has dried.

    $2,764.00

New York City Graffiti Street Pop Artwork

New York City has a rich history of graffiti and street art that has become an integral part of its cultural landscape. From the subway trains of the 1970s and 80s to the modern murals and installations that adorn its buildings and public spaces, graffiti and street art have been an expression of the city's vibrant energy and diversity. In the world of pop art, New York City has also played a central role. The city was the birthplace of the pop art movement in the 1950s and 60s, with artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Claes Oldenburg creating works that celebrated and critiqued the consumer culture of the era. The intersection of graffiti and pop art has produced some iconic works in New York City. One example is Keith Haring's mural "Crack is Wack," which he painted on a handball court in Harlem in 1986 to raise awareness about the crack cocaine epidemic that was devastating the city's communities. Haring's bold, colorful figures and energetic lines are characteristic of both pop art and graffiti, and the mural has become an iconic symbol of New York City's street art scene. Another artist who has made a name for himself in both the graffiti and pop art worlds is Shepard Fairey, creator of the "Obey Giant" street art campaign. Fairey's work combines pop culture imagery with political and social commentary, often featuring his signature "Andre the Giant" graphic. His murals can be seen throughout the city, and he has collaborated with many other artists and organizations to promote social justice and activism. New York City's street art scene is constantly evolving, with new artists and styles emerging all the time. Whether it's the bright, bold colors of pop art or the gritty, raw energy of graffiti, the city's streets are a canvas for creative expression that reflects the diversity and vitality of its people.

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