Purchase 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 Graffiti, once considered an act of rebellion sprawled across public spaces, has now become a recognized form of art. The transformation of graffiti into mainstream art culture can be traced through groundbreaking pieces such as "Sidewalk Closed" by Sonic Bad. This artwork, a 2018 signed original, showcases the perfect blend of spray paint and mixed media on a wooden vintage New York City Sidewalk Closed sign. The very choice of material speaks volumes about the urban inspiration and resonates deeply with the essence of street art. "Sidewalk Closed" is not just a mere painting; it's an amalgamation of modern pop art and the raw energy of graffiti. The use of a real wood street sign as a canvas is an innovative approach, offering authenticity and a tangible connection to the streets of New York City. At 21.5x11.5 inches, this artwork captures the essence of urban life, providing a direct link to the bustling sidewalks of the Big Apple. The use of vibrant colors, abstract patterns, and intricate detailing brings to life the chaos, rhythm, and pulse of city life. Sonic Bad's choice to incorporate both spray paint and mixed media is a testament to the evolving nature of street art. This combination allows for a richer texture and depth, lending the piece a multi-dimensional feel. The vivid hues juxtaposed with the stark wooden backdrop give it a sense of modernity while staying true to its street roots. Such a style is reflective of the transformative nature of graffiti, moving from unauthorized scribbles on walls to pieces of art worthy of galleries and art aficionados' attention. The evolution of graffiti to pop art is also evident in this piece. Pop art, known for its portrayal of popular culture and mundane objects as art, finds a fitting representation in "Sidewalk Closed". The ordinary street sign, something people walk past daily without a second glance, becomes the centerpiece, forcing viewers to re-evaluate their perceptions of everyday items. By elevating a simple street sign to the realm of art, Sonic Bad challenges the traditional definitions of art and beauty. Sonic Bad's "Sidewalk Closed" serves as a reminder of the fluid boundaries between street art, graffiti, and pop art. It stands as a testament to the artist's innovative spirit and the ever-evolving world of art. Through this piece, viewers are compelled to appreciate the beauty in the ordinary and acknowledge the profound impact of street culture on contemporary art. Sonic Bad, with his distinctive approach, has not just created a visual masterpiece but also ignited a conversation about the transformative power of art in urban settings.
Purchase Gold Tooth Skull Flower Original Pink Purple Marker Drawing by Tara McPherson on Card Stock Paper, Modern Street Pop Artwork. 2006 Signed Original Magic Marker Drawing Size 9x11.5 of a Skull Flower with Gold Tooth "Gold Tooth Skull Flower," an original marker drawing by Tara McPherson, is a striking example of modern street pop artwork that blends the macabre with the delightful. Created in 2006, this signed piece, measuring 9x11.5 inches, illustrates a skull flower characterized by a single gold tooth—a symbolic feature that offers a glimpse into McPherson's unique artistic universe. Rendered in pink and purple marker on card stock paper, the drawing exemplifies McPherson's approach to her subjects, which often intertwines themes of the surreal with human emotions. The skull, a symbol frequently associated with mortality and the transience of life, is given a new lease on life by transforming it into a flower—a representation of growth, beauty, and renewal. The gold tooth adds a playful twist to the otherwise sad symbol of the skull, injecting humor and lightness into the piece. This juxtaposition is a common thread in McPherson's work, where she seamlessly merges contrasting themes to create artwork that is both thought-provoking and accessible. This work stands out in street pop art for its distinctive style and the engaging way it invites viewers to reinterpret familiar symbols. McPherson's art often graces both the walls of city streets and the halls of galleries, reflecting the growing acceptance and appreciation of street art within the broader art community. In "Gold Tooth Skull Flower," McPherson continues to explore the endless possibilities of simple materials such as magic markers, proving that impactful art is not confined to traditional mediums or methods. Her work remains a celebrated part of the street pop art movement, known for its ability to challenge perceptions and delight audiences with its whimsical take on the everyday.
Derek Hess Polikarpov-Gill Original Mixed Media Drawing
Purchase Polikarpov-Gill Mixed Media Drawing on Fine Art Paper by Derek Hess graffiti street artist modern original art. 2014 Signed Framed Original Mixed Media Painting Drawing Artwork Size 14x11.5 This piece includes a 1/2 Inch Black Metal Frame float mounted with 2 Inch matte, UV-Glass, foam core backing and ready to hang hardware. "My first batch was done in 2010/2011 and showed during the World's Largest Crappie Festival in Water Valley Mississippi, that was awesome. All are were made using pen, ink, and acrylic. My father was a B-26 pilot and my dad helped instill the interest in the subject. Two of the pieces feature a rock bass morphed with a B-26. These are completely different from what I normally do, whatever 'normal' means. Anyway, these were just a lot of fun to do. Whereas some of the intense pieces that I do I feel I have to do, as to purge it from my system, which works half the time (I tend to carry that stuff with me). I wanted to do these for fun and are a great distraction." - Derek Hess