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  • On a Heartbeat Original Street Sign Painting by Chris RWK On a Heartbeat Original Street Sign Painting by Chris RWK

    Chris RWK- Robots Will Kill On a Heartbeat Original Street Sign Painting by Chris RWK

    On a Heartbeat Original Mixed Media Painting Graffiti Artist Modern Pop Art on Real Metal Street Sign by Chris RWK. 2022 Signed Original Mixed Media Acrylic & Spray Paint on Real 30x30 Street Stop Sign Immersed in various mediums, Chris began to store the images brought forward though these everyday experiences in what he refers to as a “mental journal”. This journal was a haven of his thoughts that he could refer back to whenever necessary.

    $4,165.00

  • 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.

    $2,000.00

  • Brut Island Funk HTF Original Street Sign Painting by DrNuse89 Brut Island Funk HTF Original Street Sign Painting by DrNuse89

    DrNuse89 Brut Island Funk HTF Original Street Sign Painting by DrNuse89

    Brut Island Funk HTF Sign Original Mixed Media Spray Paint Painting Modern Graffiti Pop Art on Vintage Tin Business Sign by Artist DrNuse89. 2022 Signed Original Painting on Vintage Tin Business Sign Size 42x11

    $242.00

  • Lagos Original Street Sign Spray Painting by Atomik

    Atomik Lagos Original Street Sign Spray Painting by Atomik

    Lagos Original Street Sign Spray Painting by Atomik Mixed Media Modern Graffiti Paint Pop Art on Real Metal Ready To Hang. 2023 Signed Original Painting on Reclaimed Metal City Road Construction Sign Artwork Size 36x36 of Spray Painted Smiling Atomik Orange In the vibrant world of modern graffiti and pop art, Atomik emerges as a unique voice, creating pieces that resonate deeply with art aficionados and street art enthusiasts alike. His 2023 artwork, titled "Lagos," is a prime example of his genius. Made on a reclaimed metal city road construction sign, this piece is not just a painting but a marriage of art and urban elements. Measuring 36x36 inches, "Lagos" is an ode to the urban environment from which Atomik draws inspiration. The centerpiece, the spray-painted smiling Atomik Orange, is instantly recognizable and evokes a sense of familiarity, bridging the gap between the street and the art gallery. The backdrop, a real metal city road construction sign, adds layers of authenticity and rawness to the piece. Its weathered appearance, marked with signs of wear and age, tells a story of its own, setting a contrasting stage for the vibrant and playful Atomik Orange. This painting does more than just showcase Atomik's technical prowess with a spray can. It challenges the boundaries of traditional art forms, blurring the lines between graffiti, pop art, and found object art. By choosing a reclaimed metal sign as his canvas, Atomik comments on the transient nature of urban life and the ever-evolving face of cities. For those who appreciate art that speaks to contemporary issues while staying rooted in traditional techniques, "Lagos" is a testament to Atomik's ability to capture the zeitgeist of modern urban culture. It's not just a piece of art; it's a conversation starter, a narrative, and a reflection of the times we live in.

    $1,383.00

  • 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.

    $3,000.00

  • Double Sided Exit Original Street Sign Graffiti Painting by Cope2- Fernando Carlo Double Sided Exit Original Street Sign Graffiti Painting by Cope2- Fernando Carlo

    Cope2- Fernando Carlo Double Sided Exit Original Street Sign Graffiti Painting by Cope2- Fernando Carlo

    Double-Sided Exit Sign Art Mixed Media on MTA Signage Painting Artwork by street pop culture artist Cope2. Born in 1968 as Fernando Carlo, Jr. in New York City. Cope 2’s paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the United States and internationally. He is a self-taught artist who is a celebrated legend contributing over 30 years to the graffiti street-art culture. One of New York City’s most prolific graffiti artists, he began tagging his name in the South Bronx in 1978. He developed his style in the subways and streets of the Bronx creating graffiti productions throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s achieving international recognition for his distinctive style. 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.

    $5,879.00

  • 2 7 Avenue Line OTboys Silver Original Street Sign Graffiti Painting by Cope2- Fernando Carlo

    Cope2- Fernando Carlo 2 7 Avenue Line OTboys Silver Original Street Sign Graffiti Painting by Cope2- Fernando Carlo

    2 7 Avenue Line OTboys- Silver Sign Art Mixed Media on MTA Signage Painting Artwork by street pop culture artist Cope2. Born in 1968 as Fernando Carlo, Jr. in New York City. Cope 2’s paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the United States and internationally. He is a self-taught artist who is a celebrated legend contributing over 30 years to the graffiti street-art culture. One of New York City’s most prolific graffiti artists, he began tagging his name in the South Bronx in 1978. He developed his style in the subways and streets of the Bronx creating graffiti productions throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s achieving international recognition for his distinctive style. 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.

    $5,879.00

  • Video Surveillance 12x18 II Original Street Sign Graffiti Painting by Cope2- Fernando Carlo

    Cope2- Fernando Carlo Video Surveillance 12x18 II Original Street Sign Graffiti Painting by Cope2- Fernando Carlo

    Video Surveillance 12x18- II Original Mixed Media Painting graffiti artist modern pop art on Real Metal Street Sign by Cope2. 2020 Signed Original Spray Paint Painting Bubble Letter on Real Metal Street Sign Artwork Size 12x18. This Area is Under 24 Hour Surveillance Sign.  

    $946.00

  • Graffiti Is A Crime 12x18 I Street Sign Graffiti Painting by Cope2- Fernando Carlo

    Cope2- Fernando Carlo Graffiti Is A Crime 12x18 I Street Sign Graffiti Painting by Cope2- Fernando Carlo

    Graffiti Is A Crime 12x18- I Original Mixed Media Painting graffiti artist modern pop art on Real Metal Street Sign by Cope2. 2020 Signed Original Spray Paint Painting Bubble Letter on Real Metal Street Sign Artwork Size 12x18. Graffiti Is A Crime Sign. Graffiti as a Form of Street Pop Art and Graffiti Artwork Graffiti, often perceived as a rebellious or illegal act, has gradually evolved into a recognized form of art, gaining substantial attention in the realm of modern pop and street art. This transformation is vividly exemplified by the work of renowned graffiti artist Cope2. His piece titled "Graffiti Is A Crime 12x18-I Original Mixed Media Painting" is a striking representation of this evolution. Created in 2020, this artwork is not just a mere expression of street culture but a significant icon in the graffiti art world. It stands out as a signed original spray paint painting, featuring bubble letters on a real metal street sign. Measuring 12x18 inches, this piece encapsulates the essence of street pop art and graffiti artwork, blending the raw energy of street art with the sophistication of modern pop art. The choice of a real metal street sign as the canvas for this artwork speaks volumes about the artist's intention to blur the lines between what is considered legal and illegal, art and vandalism. By transforming a symbol of authority and regulation, a street sign, into a piece of art, Cope2 challenges the conventional perceptions of graffiti. This act of repurposing a street sign, an object typically associated with law and order, into a canvas for graffiti, traditionally viewed as a form of rebellion, creates a powerful contrast and commentary on the societal views of art and expression. The Cultural Significance of Graffiti in Modern Art The artwork "Graffiti Is A Crime" is not just a physical piece of art; it's a statement about the cultural and societal impact of graffiti. Historically, graffiti has been associated with underground movements, often being a tool for the voiceless to express their opinions and emotions. However, as seen through the works of artists like Cope2, graffiti has transcended these boundaries, finding its way into the world of high art and becoming a celebrated form of creative expression. This metamorphosis of graffiti from vandalism to a respected art form is significant in understanding the dynamics of modern art. It reflects the evolving attitudes towards what constitutes art and who gets to define it. By incorporating elements of pop culture, graffiti artists have brought a new dimension to the art world, one that resonates with a broader audience and reflects contemporary societal themes. This shift has not only given graffiti artists like Cope2 a platform to showcase their talent but has also prompted a reevaluation of street art's role in the broader context of art history. Impact on the Perception of Street Art and Graffiti The significance of "Graffiti Is A Crime" and similar works in the context of street pop art and graffiti artwork lies in their ability to challenge and redefine the boundaries of traditional art. These pieces are not just expressions of individual creativity but are also powerful tools for social commentary. They represent a form of artistic democracy, where the street becomes a gallery, accessible to all, and not just the elite few. This democratization of art through graffiti challenges traditional art paradigms and encourages a more inclusive understanding of what art can be. Moreover, the increasing acceptance and celebration of graffiti art in galleries and art exhibitions signify a cultural shift. It represents a growing recognition of the artistic value and social commentary embedded in these works. The journey of graffiti from the streets to the galleries is a testament to the changing perceptions of what is considered legitimate art. It highlights the importance of context, medium, and message in the world of art, proving that creativity knows no bounds and that art can emerge from the most unexpected places. The artwork "Graffiti Is A Crime" by Cope2 is a pivotal piece in the narrative of street pop art and graffiti artwork. It encapsulates the essence of graffiti's journey from the fringes to the forefront of modern art. This piece is not just a representation of artistic skill but a symbol of cultural evolution, challenging perceptions, and redefining the boundaries of art. As such, it holds a special place in the history of modern art, symbolizing the dynamic and ever-evolving nature of artistic expression.

    $946.00

  • No Trespassing No Graffiti 12x18 III Original Street Sign Graffiti Painting by Cope2- Fernando Carlo

    Cope2- Fernando Carlo No Trespassing No Graffiti 12x18 III Original Street Sign Graffiti Painting by Cope2- Fernando Carlo

    No Trespassing No Graffiti 12x18- III Original Mixed Media Painting graffiti artist modern pop art on Real Metal Street Sign by Cope2. 2020 Signed Original Spray Paint Painting Bubble Letter on Real Metal Street Sign Artwork Size 12x18. No Trespassing No Graffiti Surveillance Sign. Challenging Norms with Cope2's Street Pop Art & Graffiti Artwork The piece "No Trespassing No Graffiti 12x18- III" by Cope2 is a provocative work that embodies the rebellious spirit of street pop art and graffiti artwork. The 2020 signed original spray paint painting features bubble letters on a real metal street sign, size 12x18 inches, boldly proclaiming "Graffiti Is A Crime." This artwork is a direct challenge to the legal and societal boundaries that have long been imposed on graffiti artists. Cope2, a name that carries weight in the graffiti world, uses this piece to confront the paradox of graffiti as an art form: its simultaneous existence as a celebrated creation and a criminal act. The medium of the actual metal street sign, an object that typically represents law and control, is subverted and repurposed as a canvas for free artistic expression. This inversion is symbolic of the very nature of street art — a medium that often exists in heavily regulated and surveilled spaces. By choosing this as his canvas, Cope2 does not just create a piece of art; he crafts a statement on the right to public space and the nature of artistic freedom. The Socio-Cultural Commentary of Cope2's Work "No Trespassing No Graffiti" is more than a visually striking piece; it serves as a socio-cultural commentary on the state of street art today. The bright colors and the unmissable bubble letters are quintessential elements of traditional graffiti, yet they stand in stark contrast against the formal, authoritative backdrop of the street sign. This contrast is a visual metaphor for the tension between the artist and the establishment, between creativity and conformity. The artwork captures what Cope2 represents — an artist who has thrived in the face of adversity and legal challenges for over three decades. This mixed media piece shows his dedication to the craft and his ability to adapt and evolve. He showcased his mixed-media the streets to a respected figure in modern pop art while maintaining the edge and authenticity of his street roots. Impact of "No Trespassing No Graffiti" on Street Pop Art & Graffiti Artwork Cope2's "No Trespassing No Graffiti" impact on the perception of street pop art and graffiti artwork cannot be understated. It is an embodiment of the defiance often intrinsic to this genre of art. Yet, it also represents a maturation of the form, a sign that street art has claimed its rightful place in contemporary art discourse. The piece stands as a symbol of resistance against the criminalization of graffiti, urging a reexamination of the laws and cultural perceptions that govern public expression. Through this work, Cope2 asserts the value of street art as a legitimate and powerful form of social and artistic expression. The painting is a direct engagement with the viewer, a call to question and redefine the boundaries of legality and artistry. It is a bold declaration that the presence of graffiti in the public sphere can be both an act of vandalism and a significant cultural artifact. "No Trespassing No Graffiti" is a pivotal piece in the narrative of street pop art and graffiti artwork. It is a testament to Cope2's enduring influence and his commitment to pushing the boundaries of what street art can convey. This artwork is not just a statement against prohibition; it is a proclamation of the transformative power of graffiti, its role in challenging the status quo, and its potential to change how we interact with and understand the urban landscape. It is a piece that encapsulates the complex identity of graffiti, standing as a vibrant example of the dialogue between artist, city, and society.

    $946.00

  • Keep Moving Original Street Sign Spray Painting by Chris RWK- Robots Will Kill

    Chris RWK- Robots Will Kill Keep Moving Original Street Sign Spray Painting by Chris RWK- Robots Will Kill

    Keep Moving Original Street Sign Spray Painting by Chris RWK- Robots Will Kill Mixed Media Modern Graffiti Paint Pop Art on Real Metal Ready To Hang. 2023 Signed Original Mixed Media Spray Paint Acrylic Painting on Reclaimed No Standing Anytime Metal City Sign Size 18x12 Innovation in Reclaimed Art by Chris RWK "Keep Moving" by Chris RWK, from the collective Robots Will Kill, stands as a testament to the transformative power of street art, taking an object as valid as a 'No Standing Anytime' metal city sign and repurposing it into a canvas for modern graffiti paint pop art. Created in 2023, this signed original mixed media spray paint and acrylic painting is a ready-to-hang piece that measures 18x12 inches, embodying the ethos of Street Pop Art and graffiti Artwork. Chris RWK's work is renowned for its ability to communicate complex emotions and societal narratives through street signs' deceptively simple visual language. By reclaiming and repurposing a metal city sign, he not only recycles the physical material but also reclaims the cultural and communicative space these signs occupy. The robot character, a recurring motif in Chris RWK's work, is depicted holding hearts—a sharp contrast to street signage's typically authoritative and impersonal nature. Cultural Commentary on Street Pop Art The piece is a cultural commentary, leveraging the ubiquitous nature of street signs to challenge viewers to reconsider their significance and meaning. By integrating heartfelt imagery on a sign that typically denotes restriction, Chris RWK flips the script, offering a narrative of movement and emotion where one would not expect it. This act of artistic rebellion is characteristic of the graffiti movement, which often seeks to interrupt the urban landscape with unexpected messages and visuals. Chris RWK's "Keep Moving" technique showcases the artist's skill with spray paint and acrylic, using these mediums to add depth and texture to the work. The choice of a metal sign as the substrate adds an industrial edge to the painting, grounding it firmly in the street art tradition and elevating it into a piece of pop art that can be appreciated in various settings. Impact and Significance in the Art World The significance of "Keep Moving" within the art world is multifaceted. It is a piece that blurs the boundaries between high art and street art, between vandalism and sanctioned creative expression. Chris RWK's work is part of a broader movement that sees street artists gaining recognition within the fine art world, with their works increasingly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts. "Keep Moving" is a striking piece of art and a reminder of the enduring influence of street art and its capacity to challenge and redefine the spaces it occupies. Chris RWK, through his work with Robots Will Kill, continues to push the envelope, creating pieces that are at once accessible and profound, simple in their execution but complex in their implications. This painting is a vibrant example of the power of Street Pop Art and graffiti Artwork to captivate and engage audiences, encouraging them to see the urban environment through a new lens.

    $1,744.00

  • RR Crossing True Legend Original Street Sign Graffiti Painting by Cope2- Fernando Carlo

    Cope2- Fernando Carlo RR Crossing True Legend Original Street Sign Graffiti Painting by Cope2- Fernando Carlo

    RR Crossing- True Legend Original Mixed Media Painting graffiti artist modern pop art on Real Metal Street Sign by Cope2. Paint on Street Sign Size: 30 x 30 Inches Release: March 24, 2021 Run of: 1 During the mid-1990s Cope2 started slowly transitioning from the streets to the art scene of the galleries. At that time, street art was not as popular as it is in our days and the general public’s idea of it was still inextricably connected to ghettos, drug dealing, etc. The artist has never hidden his troubling past and avoids idealizing it, as a way to enhance his career and artistic persona. On the contrary, he mentions the following: “Oh man, there’s nothing to be proud of in hustling, but I had my first child at the age of 16, my son. So I had to make money to support him and his mother.

    $3,135.00

  • Sale -15% Real Talk HPM Pennant Wood Print by Dan Christofferson- Beeteeth

    Dan Christofferson- Beeteeth Real Talk HPM Pennant Wood Print by Dan Christofferson- Beeteeth

    Real Talk Hand-Painted Spray Paint Multiple on Cut Wood Panel Ready to Hang by Dan Christofferson- Beeteeth Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. 2015 Speak Up Stamped

    $518.00$440.00

  • Caution Sechor Required Street Sign Graffiti Painting by Sechor

    Sechor Caution Sechor Required Street Sign Graffiti Painting by Sechor

    Caution Sechor Required Original Mixed Media Spray Paint & Acrylic Painting graffiti artist modern pop art on Real Metal Street Sign by Sechor. 2021 Signed Original Acrylic paint on metal. 14x10 in

    $364.00

  • Union Pacific Chilled Express Street Sign Original Acrylic Painting by Lyric One Union Pacific Chilled Express Street Sign Original Acrylic Painting by Lyric One

    Lyric One Union Pacific Chilled Express Street Sign Original Acrylic Painting by Lyric One

    Union Pacific Chilled Express Original One of a Kind Acrylic Paint Painting Artwork on Studded Distressed Cradled Wood by Popular Street Graffiti Artist Lyric One. 2019 Signed Hand-Painted Ready To Hang Original Acrylic Paint Wood Panel With Realistic Raised Rivets Size: 24 x 36 Inches Release: August 15, 2019 Capturing the Essence of Transient Motion in Street Art The 'Union Pacific Chilled Express' is a striking original acrylic painting by the famous street graffiti artist Lyric One. This 2019 hand-painted piece on a studded distressed cradled wood panel, with realistic raised rivets, measuring 24 x 36 inches, embodies the fusion of street pop art and graffiti artwork. It resonates with the movement and commercial vibrancy that are the lifeblood of the railroads, an homage to the transient nature of both freight and art. Industrial Narratives in Lyric One's Work Lyric One's artistic endeavor into the world of transportation and industry is encapsulated in this significant work. The subject matter – a Union Pacific refrigerator car used for transporting perishable goods across vast distances – is not a common muse for artists. However, Lyric One elevates this everyday industrial object to a piece of art, meticulously capturing the textures and surfaces that tell a story of travel, trade, and the passage of time. The artwork, signed and ready to hang, was released on August 15, 2019. It reflects the artist's deft ability to translate street pop art's ethos onto various canvases. The choice of distressed wood and the attention to detail, such as the raised rivets, are reminiscent of the textures found in urban environments. These rivets add a tactile element to the piece and echo the industrial nature of rail transport – each one could represent the countless connections and junctions found along the rail networks. Symbolism and Aesthetics in Graffiti Artwork In 'Union Pacific Chilled Express,' the contrast between the practical function of the chilled express service and the vibrant expression of graffiti art is striking. The bold, ice-blue lettering against the stark white background captures the viewer's attention, drawing them into a world where the industrial and the artistic collide. Snowflake motifs not only signify the refrigeration aspect but also add an element of fragility, a subtle nod to the impermanence often a theme in street art and the world of commerce. Lyric One's work is a testament to the dynamism of street pop art. With each brush stroke on the cradled wood, the artist brings to life the hum of the railway lines, the chill of the cargo holds, and the omnipresence of industry in our daily lives. The artwork is not just a static piece to be admired; it is an active participant in the dialogue about the role of industry in society and the omnipotent influence of commerce in our visual culture. This piece by Lyric One reminds us that street pop art and graffiti artwork are not confined to walls and alleyways but are dynamic forms that can transform any surface into a narrative. The 'Union Pacific Chilled Express celebrates this versatility and the ability of street artists to capture the essence of motion, industry, and life's transient nature in their work.

    $2,500.00

  • Punisher Crossing Original Street Sign Painting by RD-357 Real Deal

    RD-357 Real Deal Punisher Crossing Original Street Sign Painting by RD-357 Real Deal

    Punisher Crossing Original Street Sign Painting by RD-357 Real Deal One of a Kind Artwork on Real Metal Crosswalk Street Sign by Graffiti Art Pop Artist. 2012 Signed Mixed Media Acrylic & Spray Paint on Real Reclaimed NYC New York City Crossing Cross Walk Street Sign Painting Original Artwork Size 30x37.5  RD-357: Pioneering Street Pop Art on Urban Canvases RD-357, an artist known for his distinctive contribution to street pop art and graffiti artwork, has manifested his creativity through a unique, striking, and thought-provoking medium. His original piece titled "Punisher Crossing Original Street Sign Painting" encapsulates street art's raw essence while ingeniously infusing pop culture iconography elements. This work is a stellar example of RD-357's inventive use of everyday objects as canvases, transforming a mundane metal crosswalk street sign into a vibrant artwork that commands attention and sparks dialogue. The "Punisher Crossing" is a unique artwork that exudes the rebellious spirit and subversive edge often associated with street pop art. Created in 2012, this mixed media piece employs acrylic and spray paint on a real crossing sign measuring 30x37.5 inches. RD-357's choice to use an actual street sign as the foundation for his artwork not only repurposes the object but also embeds the art piece within the fabric of urban life it seeks to comment on. The sign, once a directive for pedestrians, now carries a powerful visual message, made all the more potent by its placement on an object of regulation and order. The Artistic Language of RD-357's Street Sign Paintings In "Punisher Crossing," RD-357 demonstrates a masterful control over color and composition. The background of the sign is ablaze with a vivid, almost violent splatter of yellow and red spray paint, reminiscent of the chaos and energy of city streets. Against this explosive backdrop, the figure of the Punisher is rendered with precision in acrylic, his stark, menacing presence immediately drawing the eye. The character's hand, outstretched and holding a gun, breaks the boundaries of the sign's frame, suggesting a defiance of constraints and a breaking free from imposed limits. RD-357's work is deeply embedded in the language of street pop art, a genre that combines the gritty, underground aesthetic of street art with the bright, graphic quality of pop art. His paintings, especially this piece, are a dialogue between the artist and the urban landscape, between the fictional characters of pop culture and the reality of the viewer's environment. By bringing the Punisher - a symbol of vigilante justice and anti-heroism - into the context of a crosswalk sign, RD-357 creates a juxtaposition that is at once startling and intriguing. The artwork becomes a statement on control and chaos, power and powerlessness, and the fine line between societal order and individual action. RD-357's Impact on Contemporary Street Art RD-357's contributions to the street art scene have been significant, and his influence can be seen in the way street pop art has evolved over the years. His artworks, particularly those on street signs, are more than mere paintings; they are interventions into the urban environment, which challenge the viewer to reconsider the role and potential of public space. The "Punisher Crossing" sign is emblematic of this approach, seamlessly integrating art into the city's daily liandlso elevating the discourse around street art. By signing his work, the artist claims ownership of a public domain piece, an act that is a form of artistic rebellion. The signature on "Punisher Crossing" is not merely a mark of authenticity; it is a declaration of presence, a proof of the artist's interaction with the world around him. Through works like this, RD-357 has etched his name into the annals of street pop art history, securing his place as a maverick who has expanded the possibilities of graffiti artwork. The "Punisher Crossing Original Street Sign Painting" by RD-357 stands as a testament to the power of street pop art to communicate, provoke, and inspire. By transforming a simple street sign into a complex and compelling work of art, RD-357 challenges perceptions, invites reflection, and continues influencing the ever-evolving narrative of street and graffiti art.

    $3,000.00

  • Stand Alone Original Street Sign Painting by Chris RWK

    Chris RWK- Robots Will Kill Stand Alone Original Street Sign Painting by Chris RWK

    Stand Alone Original Mixed Media Painting Graffiti Artist Modern Pop Art on Real Metal Street Sign by Chris RWK. 2022 Signed Original Mixed Media Acrylic & Spray Paint on Real 18x18 School Zone Street Sign. Chris RWK's Stand Alone: A New Dimension of Street Sign Art In the vibrant landscape of modern pop art and graffiti artwork, Chris RWK (real name Chris Roberts), an artist from New York, presents a compelling twist on the genre with his creation "Stand Alone." This piece, a signed original mixed media painting completed in 2022, defies conventional street art norms by utilizing an actual 18x18 school zone street sign as its canvas. The artwork's foundation in the natural and practical – a metal sign designed to impart rules – becomes a statement of artistic rebellion and creative liberation. The Fusion of Mediums in Chris RWK's Work "Stand Alone" is an innovative meld of acrylic and spray paint, mediums that have long been staples in the street artist's toolkit. By applying them to a metal street sign, Chris RWK bridges the gap between the everyday street objects we often overlook and the expressive potential they hold. His robot-like character, a recurring motif in his work, is depicted with a simplicity that speaks to childhood innocence, juxtaposed against the backdrop of an adult world filled with regulations and restrictions. The duality of this piece – the playful imagery against the stern, directive nature of a street sign – invites contemplation on the push and pull between the structured world we navigate and the imaginative freedom we often yearn for. This tension is at the heart of street pop art, where the mundane is transformed into the extraordinary. Embracing the Ordinary: The Iconography of Chris RWK In "Stand Alone," the ordinary is embraced and celebrated. Chris RWK elevates an ordinary street sign to a piece of art that can communicate complex emotions and ideas. The robot figure, often interpreted as a stand-in for the human experience, is portrayed alongside a heart symbol – a universal expression of love and connection. This simple yet profound imagery speaks to the artist's ability to find depth in simplicity, a hallmark of his broader body of work. The use of real-world objects in art is not new, but Chris RWK recontextualizes this approach within the framework of street pop art, inviting the viewer to see the potential for art in all things. Once a directive object, the street sign becomes a canvas for reflection, a medium through which the artist can connect with the audience on a personal level. Chris RWK's "Stand Alone" is a standout piece within the domain of graffiti artwork and modern pop art. It captures the essence of street art's transformative power, turning a mundane object into a source of artistic expression and commentary. As viewers encounter this piece, they are reminded that art is not confined to galleries or murals on building walls – it can emerge from the most unexpected places, offering new perspectives on the familiar fixtures of our everyday lives.

    $2,500.00

  • Take Warning Original Street Sign Painting by Chris RWK

    Chris RWK- Robots Will Kill Take Warning Original Street Sign Painting by Chris RWK

    Take Warning Original Mixed Media Painting Graffiti Artist Modern Pop Art on Real Metal Street Sign by Chris RWK. 2022 Signed Original Mixed Media Acrylic & Spray Paint on Real 12x18 Street Sign This use of intertextuality also serves to offer a comfort or familiarity of sorts to the viewer. Chris’ works frequently reveal everyday musings and people one would pass on the street without looking or thinking about twice.

    $1,744.00

  • Railroad in the Sky Original Spray Paint Acrylic Painting by Lyric One

    Lyric One Railroad in the Sky Original Spray Paint Acrylic Painting by Lyric One

    Railroad in the Sky Original Spray Paint Acrylic Painting by Lyric One Artwork on Cradled Wood Panel by Street Art Pop Artist. 2022 Signed Spray Paint & Acrylic Original Painting Size 18x18

    $1,036.00

Original Artwork

The Essence of Original Artwork in Street Pop Art and Graffiti Artwork

Original artwork in Street Pop Art and Graffiti Artwork represents a powerful personal and cultural expression. This art form has evolved from its origins on city walls and public spaces to a significant part of the contemporary art landscape. Originality in this context is characterized by the artist's unique vision, style, and message conveyed through various mediums, including spray paint, stencils, and posters. These artists often work under pseudonyms, creating pieces that are not only visually striking but also often laden with social, political, or personal commentary.

Evolution and Significance of Original Artwork in Urban Art Forms

The evolution of original artwork within Street Pop Art and Graffiti Artwork is marked by its transition from underground subculture to mainstream acceptance. Early graffiti artists, starting in the 1960s and 1970s in cities like New York and Philadelphia, used their art as a form of rebellion and self-expression. This was when graffiti was not yet recognized as a legitimate art form but rather as an act of vandalism. However, as artists began to develop distinct styles and messages, the artistic value of their work gained recognition. By the late 20th century, street art and graffiti began to be celebrated in galleries and art institutions, marking a significant shift in how original artwork in this genre was perceived and valued.

Characteristics and Techniques of Original Art in Street and Pop Art

Original artwork in Street Pop Art and Graffiti Artwork is distinguished by its bold use of color, innovative use of space, and often provocative subject matter. Artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, and Banksy have become iconic figures known for their unique styles and the powerful messages conveyed through their art. The techniques employed in this genre vary, ranging from freehand spray painting to elaborate stenciling and mixed media. The temporary nature of street art – where a piece may be painted over or removed at any time – adds to the uniqueness and significance of each work. This transient aspect highlights the originality and authenticity central to this art form.

Impact and Future Trajectory of Original Artwork in Urban Settings

The impact of original artwork in Street Pop Art and Graffiti Artwork extends beyond the visual realm. It has become a tool for artists to engage with the community, comment on societal issues, and challenge the status quo. The public nature of this art form makes it accessible to a broad audience, allowing for diverse interpretations and discussions. Technology and new media will likely play an increasing role in how this art is created and experienced. However, the essence of originality, rooted in the artist's vision and commentary on the world around them, will continue to be the driving force behind this dynamic and ever-evolving art form.

The Enduring Legacy of Original Artwork in Contemporary Art Movements

The enduring legacy of original artwork in Street Pop Art and Graffiti Artwork is its ability to challenge perceptions, inspire change, and give voice to the voiceless. These art forms have democratized the art world, allowing artists from diverse backgrounds to share their stories and perspectives. As original artwork in these genres continues to evolve and gain recognition, it reaffirms the importance of art as a reflection of society, an agent of change, and a profound medium for personal expression. The ongoing journey of street and pop art signifies a vibrant chapter in contemporary art history, one that continues to influence and inspire artists and art enthusiasts around the globe.

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