Unique Original Prints

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  • Graff Head Slick 6 HPM Unique Silkscreen Print by OG Slick

    OG Slick Graff Head Slick 6 HPM Unique Silkscreen Print by OG Slick

    Graff Head Slick 6 HPM Unique Spray Paint Silkscreen Print by OG Slick Embleshed 1 of 1 Hand-Pulled 11-Color on Untrimmed 250gsm Stonehenge Fine Art Paper Artwork. 2022 Signed Unique 1/1 HPM Spray Paint Artwork Size 40x26 Silkscreen Print of Mickey Mouse Cartoon Guan Yin Throwing Hand Signs With Upper Body and Face Covered in Adstract Spray Paint Graffiti & Words Graffiti, street art, and pop art have always been powerful mediums to convey social, political, and cultural commentary. Within this realm, artists often amalgamate iconic symbols from various spheres to create striking visual stories. A testament to this fusion is the "Graff Head Slick 6 HPM Unique" spray paint silkscreen print by renowned graffiti artist OG Slick. This hand-pulled 11-color masterpiece stands out, not just for its intricate detailing but also for its commentary and interplay of traditional and modern iconography. This art piece is meticulously crafted on 250gsm Stonehenge fine art paper, preserving its vivid colors and sharp lines. The 40x26 artwork showcases Mickey Mouse, an emblematic character synonymous with American pop culture, represented as the Guan Yin, the Chinese Goddess of Compassion. This portrayal of Mickey Mouse, donning the avatar of Guan Yin and striking hand signs, intertwines two cultures while highlighting the universality of certain messages. The upper body and face of Mickey, concealed under a layer of abstract spray paint graffiti and words, further amalgamates traditional art forms with modern graffiti styles. OG Slick's motivation behind this series traces back to his younger days, during his visits to Chinatown. He recalls the presence of small figurines placed near store registers, believed to bring prosperity to the shopkeepers and blessings to those who offered them money. Drawing parallels, the artwork visualizes the same Guan Yin figurine, now juxtaposed in the digital age, where she is showered with digital currency, symbolizing the evolving nature of blessings and prosperity in contemporary times. Through this mesmerizing piece, OG Slick delves into the intricate dance of tradition and modernity, reminding viewers of the transient nature of cultural values and the enduring essence of art.

    $4,234.00

  • Graff Head Slick 14 HPM Unique Silkscreen Print by OG Slick

    OG Slick Graff Head Slick 14 HPM Unique Silkscreen Print by OG Slick

    Graff Head Slick 14 HPM Unique Spray Paint Silkscreen Print by OG Slick Embleshed 1 of 1 Hand-Pulled 11-Color on Untrimmed 250gsm Stonehenge Fine Art Paper Artwork. 2022 Signed Unique 1/1 HPM Spray Paint Artwork Size 40x26 Silkscreen Print of Mickey Mouse Cartoon Guan Yin Throwing Hand Signs With Upper Body and Face Covered in Red & Black Spray Paint. Pop art, street art, and graffiti often transcend traditional boundaries, embracing contemporary cultural themes, and seeking inspiration from the world around us. The "Graff Head Slick 14 HPM Unique" spray paint silkscreen print, meticulously crafted by OG Slick, embodies this spirit of artistic transcendence. Crafted on untrimmed 250gsm Stonehenge Fine Art Paper, this artwork is an emblem of precision with its 11-color hand-pulled technique, standing as a testament to the craftsmanship in the realm of modern art. This unique piece, signed and dated 2022, seamlessly merges the familiar with the profound. At first glance, the iconic visage of Mickey Mouse captures the attention. However, deeper introspection reveals the Mickey Mouse character reimagined as the Guan Yin, the Goddess of Compassion. With an upper body and face drenched in hues of red and black spray paint, the imagery strikes a balance between the nostalgic and the spiritual, while also resonating with the rebellious tones of street art. Drawing inspiration from his childhood forays into Chinatown, OG Slick presents an intriguing narrative through this artwork. Stores in Chinatown often had figurines at their registers, believed to usher in good fortune for both the owner and the generous patrons. Reflecting this tradition, the Mickey Mouse Guan Yin in this silkscreen print is portrayed being showered with digital currency, symbolizing the merging of ancient beliefs with the digital age. It's a commentary on how tradition finds its place in the modern world, and how even revered symbols like Guan Yin can be seen through fresh, contemporary lenses. Through this print, OG Slick not only celebrates his roots and memories but also challenges viewers to question and redefine the symbols that populate our collective consciousness. Unique run of 25.

    $4,234.00

Unique Original Prints

Distinctiveness of Unique Original Prints

Unique original prints 1 of 1s are crucial artifacts within the vibrant landscapes of street pop art and graffiti. Unlike mass-produced reproductions, these prints are original artworks often created through traditional printmaking techniques, such as screen printing, lithography, woodcuts, or etching. They bear the artist's direct involvement, from the application of ink to the selection of paper, imbuing each print with a distinct presence and authenticity.

Artist's Hand in Printmaking

The involvement of the street pop artist or graffiti writer in the printmaking process ensures that each piece retains a touch of the unique energy and style inherent in their public works. These prints often feature variations due to the nature of their creation, making each one a standalone piece. The hands-on approach taken by artists like Banksy, Shepard Fairey, and RETNA in creating prints adds to their desirability and collectibility.

Cultural Significance and Collectibility

Unique original prints offer an accessible entry point for collectors to own a piece of street pop art or graffiti. They serve not only as artistic expressions but also as cultural milestones that document the evolution of street art from urban settings into the delicate art sphere. Collectors and enthusiasts treasure these prints for their ability to capture the zeitgeist of the street in an enduring and authentic format.

Material and Technique in Original Prints

The choice of materials and techniques in creating original prints is a testament to the artist's vision and the print's intended impact. Whether it's the tactile quality of heavy cotton rag paper or the resilience of archival inks, these decisions play a pivotal role in the artwork's final presentation. The technical nuances of printmaking, from the type of press used to layering inks, are as much a part of the artwork's narrative as the image itself.

Original Prints in the Future of Street Pop Art and Graffiti

As street pop art and graffiti continue to evolve, the role of unique original prints remains significant. They act as a bridge between the ephemeral nature of street art and the permanence sought by collectors. The future may see further innovation in printmaking techniques, expanding the possibilities for artists to express themselves in this medium. Original prints will likely continue to be a cornerstone in disseminating and preserving street pop art and graffiti.

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