RD-357 Real Deal

18 artworks


  • 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.

    $2,939.99

  • Sale -29% Priority Mail RD Blue Marker Slap-Up by RD-357 Real Deal

    RD-357 Real Deal Priority Mail RD Blue Marker Slap-Up by RD-357 Real Deal

    Priority Mail RD Blue Marker Original Sticker Slap-Up Label Painting/Drawing Artby Tru Graffiti Legend RD-357 Modern Street Artist. Original Slap Up Graffiti Art Tag, Signed 2021 5.5x4.25

    $24.00$17.00

  • Supergirl No Trains Running Original Acrylic Spray Paint Painting by RD-357 Real Deal

    RD-357 Real Deal Supergirl No Trains Running Original Acrylic Spray Paint Painting by RD-357 Real Deal

    Supergirl- No Trains Running Original One of a Kind Mixed Media Spray Paint Acrylic Painting Artwork on New York Subway Notice by Popular Street Graffiti Artist RD-357. Painting of DC Comics Femail Superhero Supergirl on a real New York/Manhattan Subway Notice. Planned Service Changes, No Trains Running, Jan 14-17 2011

    $600.99

  • 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.

    $2,939.99

  • Alife Fire Hydrant Stencil HPM Print by RD-357 Real Deal

    RD-357 Real Deal Alife Fire Hydrant Stencil HPM Print by RD-357 Real Deal

    Alife Fire Hydrant Stencil HPM Art Spray on Printed 20lb. Bond stock Engineering Paper Mixed Media Artwork by NY Street Graffiti Artist Legend RD-357. 2019 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Print by RD 357. ALIFE released a minimal run, and they sold out immediately. The print is signed by RD 357. This print has been framed, and ed and a minor crease is not noticeable when framed. This print will be shipped in the original print tube. RD 357 is an American graffiti artist and member of the 357 Crew, formed in 1985 and active on the subways during the mid-to late 1980s. He is from New York City, Manhattan's Upper East Side. W x 24" H x 36" Edition of 20 Spray enamel on printed 20lb. Bond stock, engineering paper. It is numbered and signed; some Creases Due To The Printing Process and Paper Add To The Style character of RD-357's Art, Number 2 of 20. RD-357: A Fusion of Engineering Precision and Street Artistry The urban landscape is a canvas for the bold, a playground for those who speak in the visual language of spray paint and stencils. It is within this vibrant world that the works of RD-357 come to life. His 'Alife Fire Hydrant Stencil HPM' art spray on printed 20lb. Bond stock engineering paper is not just a work of art but a statement, a confluence of precise engineering and the raw, unfettered spirit of New York street graffiti. RD-357, an American graffiti artist from Manhattan's Upper East Side, embodies the ethos of street pop art and graffiti artwork through his unique blend of technical precision and street sensibility. Born from the mid to late 1980s graffiti boom, RD-357 became a member of the formidable 357 crews known for their impact on the subway art movement. The 'Alife Fire Hydrant Stencil HPM' stands as a testament to RD-357's mastery over his medium and his deep understanding of the cultural heartbeat of New York City. This limited edition print, created in 2019, showcases the iconic image of a fire hydrant—a ubiquitous symbol of the streets, reimagined through the lens of RD-357's artistic vision. The print, an edition of only 20, speaks to the exclusivity and the demand for RD-357's work, having sold out immediately upon release. The signature of RD-357 graces each print, a seal of authenticity and a mark of the artist's engagement in his work. The Signature Alife Fire Hydrant Stencil: Iconography and Impact The choice of a fire hydrant as the focal point of this artwork is laden with significance. As a fixture of the cityscape, the hydrant symbolizes New York's functionality and chaos, a source of relief and an obstacle on the sidewalk. RD-357's portrayal elevates it to an icon, capturing the essence of the city's infrastructure as art. RD-357 delivers a crisp image juxtaposed with the fluidity and chance inherent in street art by employing a stencil technique coupled with spray enamel on engineering paper. The presence of minor creases in the prints adds to the artwork's character, infusing each piece with imperfections that echo the textures of the urban environment. Number 2 of the limited series is part of RD-357's vision, a piece of the narrative of New York's artistic evolution. In conclusion, the 'Alife Fire Hydrant Stencil HPM' by RD-357 is more than a mere collector's item; it is a piece of street art history. Through this work, RD-357 bridges the worlds of precision engineering and the spontaneity of street art, offering a piece that stands as both a functional object and a work of pop art. It reflects the artist's roots in the gritty reality of New York's streets and the finesse of his approach to the medium. This work is a celebration of RD-357's legacy and a tribute to the city that serves as his muse and canvas.

    $397.99

  • Sale -30% Priority Mail GOAT Slap-Up Drawing by RD-357 Real Deal

    RD-357 Real Deal Priority Mail GOAT Slap-Up Drawing by RD-357 Real Deal

    Priority Mail GOAT Marker Original Sticker Drawing Slap-Up Label Painting/Drawing Artby Tru Graffiti Legend RD-357 Modern Street Artist. Original Slap Up Graffiti Art Tag, Signed 2021 4.25x5.5

    $129.00$90.00

  • Sale -29% Priority Mail RD Blue Bubble Slap-Up by RD-357 Real Deal

    RD-357 Real Deal Priority Mail RD Blue Bubble Slap-Up by RD-357 Real Deal

    Priority Mail RD Blue Bubble Marker Original Sticker Slap-Up Label Painting/Drawing Artby Tru Graffiti Legend RD-357 Modern Street Artist. Original Slap Up Graffiti Art Tag, Signed 2021 5.5x4.25

    $24.00$17.00

  • Terminator Examining Old Krylon Can Original Acrylic Spray Paint Painting by RD-357 Real Deal

    RD-357 Real Deal Terminator Examining Old Krylon Can Original Acrylic Spray Paint Painting by RD-357 Real Deal

    Terminator Examining Old Krylon Can Original One of a Kind Acrylic/Spray Paint Painting Artwork on Stretched Canvas by Popular Street Graffiti Artist RD-357. 16”x20” Inch Canvas With a Cool Detailed Painting of a Terminator From the Movie Franchise the Terminator Is Examining a Old Krylon Spray Paint Can Left Behind by Rd357 All Hand Painted by rd357 a True Graffiti Writer Who Has Out Lasted the Rest in the NYC Graffiti Racket Nick Naming Him ‘’’The Last Man Standing ‘’’’’From His Era’ By Rd #357 Rd Is the Real Deal He Has Been a Graffiti Writer for Over 40 Years Starting on the Irt Subway Trains of New York City Rd Has Graffiti Tags in Many Many Movies & TV Shows & Books Filmed in New York City (Film Documented Proof) Stretching Out Threw the 38 Years.

    $1,110.99

  • Sale -29% Priority Mail RD Multi Blue Slap-Up by RD-357 Real Deal

    RD-357 Real Deal Priority Mail RD Multi Blue Slap-Up by RD-357 Real Deal

    Priority Mail RD Thick Bold Black Acrylic Original Sticker Slap-Up Label Painting/Drawing Artby Tru Graffiti Legend RD-357 Modern Street Artist. Original Slap Up Graffiti Art Tag, Signed 2021 4.25x5.5

    $24.00$17.00

  • Bullet Holes Original Acrylic Spray Paint Painting by RD-357 Real Deal

    RD-357 Real Deal Bullet Holes Original Acrylic Spray Paint Painting by RD-357 Real Deal

    Bullet Holes Original One of a Kind Mixed Media Spray Paint Acrylic Painting Artwork on Stretched Canvas by Popular Street Graffiti Artist RD-357. Bullet Holes by RD-357 Painting- This original artist stretched canvas mixed media spray paint graffiti painting features the RD tag with bulletholes and concrete in the background. Awesome rare original canvas art by prolific street artist Real Deal RD357.

    $2,259.99

  • John Lennon Wild Style Rd Burner Original Acrylic Spray Paint Painting by RD-357 Real Deal

    RD-357 Real Deal John Lennon Wild Style Rd Burner Original Acrylic Spray Paint Painting by RD-357 Real Deal

    John Lennon Wild Style Rd Burner Original One of a Kind Spray Paint & Acrylic Painting Artwork on Canvas by Popular Street Graffiti Artist RD-357. Your Looking at a 11””x14” Canvas With a Cool Detailed Painting of John Lennon With a Wild Style Rd Burner & The Words ( Imagine All the People Live Life in Peace ) All Hand Painted in Black & White With a Red Heart By rd357 a True Graffiti Writer Who Has Out Lasted the Rest in the NYC Graffiti Racket Nick Naming Him ‘’’The Last Man Standing ‘’’’’From His Era’ By Rd #357

    $926.99

  • Abstract Cubism 1 Original Acrylic Spray Paint Painting by RD-357 Real Deal

    RD-357 Real Deal Abstract Cubism 1 Original Acrylic Spray Paint Painting by RD-357 Real Deal

    Abstract Cubism 1 Original One of a Kind Mixed Media Spray Paint Acrylic Painting Artwork on Stretched Canvas by Popular Street Graffiti Artist RD-357. Custom Framed 31.5x22.5. Abstract Cubism 1 by RD-357 Painting- This original artist's stretched canvas mixed media spray paint graffiti painting features the RD tag with cubsitic colors in the background. Awesome rare original canvas art by prolific street artist Real Deal RD357.

    $3,071.99

  • Graffiti Tagged Brachiosaurus Reclaimed Art Toy by RD-357 Real Deal Graffiti Tagged Brachiosaurus Reclaimed Art Toy by RD-357 Real Deal

    RD-357 Real Deal Graffiti Tagged Brachiosaurus Reclaimed Art Toy by RD-357 Real Deal

    Graffiti Tagged Brachiosaurus Original Spray Paint & Acrylic on Plastic Dinosaur Sculpture Artwork by graffiti street artist modern pop artist RD-357. 2012 RD-357 Graffiti Spray Paint & Acrylic on Reclaimed/Upcycled (RD-357's Child's) Dinosaur Artwork Signed 9.5x3 The Innovative Fusion of Street Pop Art and Play: RD-357's Graffiti Tagged Brachiosaurus RD-357, a modern graffiti street artist, has been known for his innovative approach to street pop art and graffiti artwork, blurring the lines between traditional street art mediums and everyday objects. In 2012, RD-357 embarked on a project that would further cement his reputation as a pioneer in the field, taking on the challenge of transforming a plastic dinosaur sculpture into a piece of contemporary art. The result was the "Graffiti Tagged Brachiosaurus," a unique synthesis of playful nostalgia and the gritty aesthetic of street art, encapsulating the essence of RD-357's creative vision. This artwork is a striking example of how RD-357 repurposes and reimagines found objects, such as a reclaimed toy from his child's collection, and imbues them with new life through street art. Once a simple plastic figure, the Brachiosaurus stands redefined by the bold graffiti tags and vibrant splashes of spray paint and acrylic. At 9.5x3 inches, the sculpture is modest in size but grand in its artistic statement, signed by the artist himself, serving as a hallmark of authenticity and a personal touch from the artist's own life. RD-357's Artistic Process: Marrying Childhood Innocence with Street-Savvy Creating the "Graffiti Tagged Brachiosaurus" involved a meticulous application of spray paint and acrylic, techniques well-versed in the graffiti art scene. RD-357 has taken the familiar form of the Brachiosaurus and layered it with complex patterns and symbols that are intrinsic to the visual language of street pop art. The dinosaur's textured skin becomes a canvas for a dynamic interplay of colors and shapes, with each tag and stroke of paint adding to the narrative that RD-357 constructs. This narrative is one of juxtaposition - the innocence of a child's toy contrasted against graffiti's edgy and often transgressive nature. The Brachiosaurus, a creature from a bygone era, is recontextualized through RD-357's art as a contemporary cultural artifact. By taking an object associated with the past and childhood and merging it with the modern urban art form of graffiti, RD-357 makes a statement about the enduring nature of art, creativity, and expression. The graffiti tags are not just markings; they are the artist's language, speaking to themes of transformation, reinvention, and reclaiming spaces and objects for art. Legacy and Influence: RD-357's Contribution to Street Pop Art The "Graffiti Tagged Brachiosaurus" is not merely an artwork; it is a testament to RD-357's innovative spirit and ability to see the potential for art in the unlikeliest places. It symbolizes street pop art's versatility and boundless nature, where any surface can become a masterpiece, and any object can tell a story. RD-357's work challenges the viewer to see beyond the conventional and to appreciate the beauty and complexity that can arise when street art intersects with the objects of our everyday lives. RD-357's contribution to street pop art and graffiti artwork is significant, as he consistently pushes the envelope with each project he undertakes. The Brachiosaurus, once a simple figure meant for play, now carries the weight of artistic innovation and cultural commentary, thanks to the artist's vision and skill. RD-357's artworks, particularly this unique sculpture, resonate with a broad audience, from art collectors to street culture enthusiasts, and inspire new approaches to street pop art. Through the "Graffiti Tagged Brachiosaurus," RD-357 expands the dialogue around what constitutes a canvas and where art can exist. His bold transformation of a plastic toy into a piece of street pop art showcases his talent and invites us to reconsider our perceptions of play, art, and the spaces in between. The sculpture is a vibrant example of the potential for street art to transcend traditional boundaries and enter into new realms of creative expression.

    $342.99

  • RD Bold Tag Marker Original Cardboard Drawing by RD-357 Real Deal

    RD-357 Real Deal RD Bold Tag Marker Original Cardboard Drawing by RD-357 Real Deal

    RD Bold Tag Marker Original Drawing by RD-357 Real Deal on Cardboard Modern Street Pop Artwork. 2012 Signed Original Marker Cardboard Upcycled Graffiti Tag Drawing Size 16.5x7.5. Tape and Natural Creases Exist. RD-357: The Bold Lines of Street Identity RD-357, known by the moniker 'Real Deal,' is an artist whose bold tags have become a symbol of authenticity and raw expression in the street art community. His 2012 work, a signed original marker on cardboard, sized at a striking 16.5x7.5 inches, is a testament to the artist's direct approach to art-making. This piece, known simply as "RD Bold Tag," is a quintessential example of how street art conveys identity and presence. The Tag as a Signature of Existence In graffiti and street art, the tag represents more than just a name; it is the artist's signature and, often, their alter ego. It's a stamp of existence, a claim of a moment in time and space. RD-357's "RD Bold Tag" is a declaration of being, rendered in stark contrast on the humble medium of upcycled cardboard. Using discarded materials as a canvas speaks to the ethos of street art's ingenuity and resourcefulness, echoing the movement's roots in making the most out of the urban landscape.  Street Pop Art: A Dialogue with the Mainstream Street pop art, an offshoot of the broader pop art movement, takes everyday imagery and objects, recontextualizing them within the art world. RD-357's work fits snugly within this definition, as it elevates a simple tag to the status of high art by its execution and intention. Signing 'RD' across any surface is a form of pop art—taking a common element from the streets and imbuing it with a unique artistic quality. The nature of RD-357's work—its simplicity, directness, and refusal to be ignored—reflects the undercurrents that drive much of pop and street art. It is a reminder that art doesn't need to be complex to be powerful. Sometimes, a tag and a piece of cardboard are enough to make a lasting statement. "RD Bold Tag" by RD-357 encapsulates the spirit of street art in its most elemental form. It doesn't just mark a physical space; it marks a point in the artist's journey, a dot on the map of street art history. This piece serves as an example of RD-357's work and as a symbol of the street art movement's enduring legacy. This legacy continues to evolve and influence new generations of artists worldwide.

    $100.00

  • Sale -29% Priority Mail RD Bold Black Slap-Up by RD-357 Real Deal

    RD-357 Real Deal Priority Mail RD Bold Black Slap-Up by RD-357 Real Deal

    Priority Mail RD Bold Black Acrylic Original Sticker Slap-Up Label Painting/Drawing Artby Tru Graffiti Legend RD-357 Modern Street Artist. Original Slap Up Graffiti Art Tag, Signed 2021 5.5x4.25

    $24.00$17.00

  • Priority Mail RD Thick Bold Black Slap-Up by RD-357 Real Deal

    RD-357 Real Deal Priority Mail RD Thick Bold Black Slap-Up by RD-357 Real Deal

    Priority Mail RD Thick Bold Black Acrylic Original Sticker Slap-Up Label Painting/Drawing Art by Tru Graffiti Legend RD-357 Modern Street Artist. Original Slap Up Graffiti Art Tag, Signed 2021 4.25x5.5

    $24.00

  • Zombie Hand Tag Original Street Sign Painting by RD-357 Real Deal

    RD-357 Real Deal Zombie Hand Tag Original Street Sign Painting by RD-357 Real Deal

    Zombie Hand Tag Original Street Sign Painting by RD-357 Real Deal Spray Paint Mixed Media One of a Kind of Artwork on New York City No Parking Notice Sign Pop Graffiti Street Art Artwork. 2014 Signed Spray Painting Original Artwork on Real NYC Reclaimed No Parking Metal Urban City Street Sign Size 18x12 of a Decapitated Zombie Hand Grasping & Spraying a Can of Krylon Spray Paint with the RD Tag in Purple. RD-357's Vivid Depiction of Urban Rebellion: The Zombie Hand Tag The 'Zombie Hand Tag' original street sign painting by RD-357, also known as Real Deal, is a provocative piece of street pop art and graffiti that embodies the rebellious spirit of urban street culture. Completed in 2014, this artwork uses a New York City 'No Parking' metal sign as its canvas, transforming a mundane object of urban regulation into a striking visual statement. The depiction of a decapitated zombie hand grasping and actively using a can of Krylon spray paint infuses the piece with a sense of post-apocalyptic creativity and survival. Interpreting the Symbolism in RD-357's Art This piece is rich with symbolism that resonates with the ethos of graffiti and street pop art. The zombie hand, often a symbol of horror and the macabre, is presented here as a vessel of artistic creation, subverting its usual connotations of death and decay. By wielding a can of Krylon, the hand breathes life into an art form that thrives on the fringes of society. The RD tag in purple spray paint marks the artist's signature and serves as an act of claiming territory, a fundamental aspect of graffiti culture. The choice of a 'No Parking' sign as the medium is deliberate and insightful. It represents the restrictions and boundaries imposed by society, which street art often aims to transgress. The act of a zombie hand, a symbol of defiance against mortality, spraying over such a sign is a metaphor for the resilience of street art. It refuses to be confined or controlled, much like the undead refusing to remain in the grave. The Aesthetics and Technique in RD-357's Zombie Hand Tag RD-357's technique in creating this piece highlights street art's raw and unapologetic beauty. The artwork, measuring 18x12 inches, showcases the artist's skill in manipulating spray paint, a medium often dismissed by the traditional art world but revered in street culture. The dripping paint from the Krylon can, the textured portrayal of the zombie flesh, and the striking contrast between the hand and the sterile sign it occupies all contribute to a composition that is as much a visual triumph as a statement piece. The use of mixed media, incorporating both the physical sign and the spray paint, reflects the layered nature of street art. It is both an object and a message, a tangible piece of the city's fabric and a commentary. The artwork challenges viewers to see beyond the surface to understand the depth and complexity of the messages conveyed through this unique artistic expression. Conclusion: The Cultural Impact of RD-357's Work The 'Zombie Hand Tag' is a potent example of how street pop art and graffiti can alter perceptions and engage with viewers on a visceral level. RD-357's work demonstrates street art's transformative power, which can turn a simple traffic sign into a thought-provoking piece that questions authority and celebrates the irrepressible nature of human creativity, even in the face of societal collapse. RD-357, whose real name and country of origin remain unknown, much like the enigmatic nature of street art itself, has created a piece that stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of street pop art and graffiti. The 'Zombie Hand Tag' is a visual spectacle and a narrative of resistance, a declaration that even in a world overrun by the metaphorical zombies of conformity and control, the artist's spirit remains unvanquished.

    $587.99

  • Techno Standpipe Original Street Sign Painting by RD-357 Real Deal

    RD-357 Real Deal Techno Standpipe Original Street Sign Painting by RD-357 Real Deal

    Techno Standpipe Original Street Sign Painting by RD-357 Real Deal Spray Paint Mixed Media is one of the kinds of artwork on New York City FDNY Standpipe Notice Sign Pop Graffiti Street Artwork. 2014 Signed Spray Painting Original Artwork on Real Reclaimed NYC Fire Fighter Metal Urban City Street Sign Size 13x18 Futuristic Sci-Fi Cyborg Robot Woman with Guns & Future Weapon Arm Replacement—RD Tag in Rust Red. RD-357's Techno Standpipe: A Metaphor of Futurism in Street Art The original Techno Standpipe street sign painting by RD-357, also known as Real Deal, is a compelling piece of street pop art that seamlessly blends technology and urban grit. Created in 2014, this work of art reimagines a New York City Fire Department standpipe notice sign as a backdrop for a dystopian narrative. The piece, signed by RD-357, features a futuristic sci-fi cyborg woman armed with advanced weaponry, conveying powerful themes of transformation and the intersection of humanity and technology. Symbolism and Significance in RD-357's Artwork In 'Techno Standpipe,' the cyborg woman symbolizes the evolving relationship between humans and machines. Her robotic arm replacement, depicted with meticulous detail, suggests enhancement and perhaps the loss of human elements, a theme that resonates deeply in an era where technology increasingly interfaces with every aspect of life. The choice of a standpipe sign, an emblem of safety and regulation, contrasts with the unrestrained and anarchic spirit of the cyborg, creating a visual paradox that challenges the viewer to consider the implications of technological advancement. The RD tag in rust red serves as the artist's signature and integration into the piece's aesthetic, echoing the rust and decay that often accompany urban infrastructure. This artwork, measuring 13x18 inches, uses spray paint to bring to life the textures and tones of metal and flesh, bridging the gap between the industrial and the organic. RD-357's Technique and Artistic Vision RD-357's execution of 'Techno Standpipe' demonstrates a masterful use of mixed media, combining the stark, flat surface of a metal sign with the depth and dynamism of spray paint. The artist employs shading, contouring, and color contrasts to give the cyborg figure a three-dimensional appearance, projecting her out of the sign's flatness and into the viewer's space. The shadows and highlights create a sense of movement, suggesting action and energy, symbolic of street pop art's dynamic nature. The artwork's gritty realism, underscored by the wear and tear on the sign itself, reflects the urban environment's influence on RD-357. Using a real street sign repurposes the found object and contextualizes the art within the living, breathing cityscape. This piece thus becomes a conversation between the artist, the medium, and the ever-changing urban landscape. The Cultural Resonance of 'Techno Standpipe' As a piece of street pop art and graffiti, 'Techno Standpipe' carries within it the pulse of contemporary culture, where concerns about the encroachment of technology into the human sphere are ever-present. RD-357 captures this zeitgeist, presenting a future vision that is both a warning and a wonder. The artwork invites introspection on the viewer's part, urging them to contemplate the direction in which society is headed. RD-357, whose real name and country of origin remain anonymous, maintains the tradition of street artists who operate under pseudonyms, preserving the mystery and rawness central to the genre. The 'Techno Standpipe' is a bold statement within RD-357's oeuvre, a one-of-a-kind piece that embodies the transformative and provocative power of street pop art and graffiti artwork. It is a visual manifesto of the times, a metallic cry from the city's heart that resonates with modern existence's complexities.

    $587.99

RD-357 Real Deal Pop Artist Graffiti Street Artworks

The Emergence and Impact of RD-357 in Street Pop Art

RD-357, also known as Real Deal, emerged as a significant figure in street pop art and graffiti artwork, revolutionizing these art forms with his unique style and approach. Originating from the vibrant and diverse urban landscapes, RD-357's work reflects the pulse of city life, blending the raw energy of street art with the bold colors and iconic imagery of pop art. While maintaining the rebellious spirit of graffiti, this fusion has placed RD-357 in a distinct category of contemporary artists who are redefining the boundaries of public art.

Stylistic Evolution and Themes in RD-357's Work

RD-357's journey as an artist is marked by a vivid exploration of themes ranging from social commentary to celebrating popular culture. His art often features oversized, eye-catching murals that speak to the viewer through striking visuals and thought-provoking messages. The artist's use of color is particularly noteworthy, with a palette combining the bold, primary colors typical of pop art with the nuanced shades in urban environments. This melding of styles has allowed RD-357 to create a unique visual language that communicates effectively with a broad audience, transcending the traditional barriers of fine art. The subject matter of RD-357's work is as diverse as his stylistic influences. From critiques of consumerism and political statements to homages to iconic figures in popular culture, his art captures the multifaceted nature of contemporary society. RD-357's murals often feature a mix of text and imagery, with the words either complementing the visual narrative or providing a contrasting commentary. This interplay between text and image is a hallmark of RD-357's style, making his work accessible and intellectually engaging.

RD-357's Contribution to the Global Art Scene

RD-357's impact on the global art scene is significant, with his works featured in various international exhibitions and galleries. His contribution goes beyond creating individual pieces, bringing street pop art and graffiti artwork into mainstream consciousness. RD-357 has opened up new avenues for artistic expression and appreciation by blurring the lines between street art and fine art. His work adorns city walls and graces the collections of art enthusiasts who value the raw, unfiltered voice that street art brings to the contemporary art dialogue. Moreover, RD-357 has inspired a new generation of artists who see a template for expressing their ideas and experiences in his work. RD-357 has helped elevate the genre to a respected and sought-after form of artistic expression by demonstrating that street art can be both aesthetically pleasing and socially relevant. His legacy lies in the fact that he has contributed to the art world through his creations and played a pivotal role in reshaping the public's perception of street and graffiti art. RD-357, known as Real Deal in street pop art and graffiti artwork, is crucial in the contemporary art landscape. His unique blend of vibrant pop art sensibilities with the rawness of street art has carved out a new niche in public art. Through his impactful murals and significant influence on the global art scene, RD-357 inspires and challenges artists and art enthusiasts alike. His work, transcending mere visual appeal, acts as a dynamic commentary on the complexities of modern life, making him a true icon in the realm of street pop art and graffiti artwork.

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