Purchase New York City Subway Maps IV Limited Edition Spray Paint Hand-Embellished HPM Archival Pigment Prints on Moab Fine Art Paper by Cope2 Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art.
2019 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 15 Artwork Size 17x24. New York City Subway Maps IV, 2019 Archival pigment print in colors with hand-embellishments on Moab Fine Art paper 17x24 inches (43.2 cm x 61) (sheet) Ed. 10/15 Signed and numbered in pencil lower left. Work displays a .5-inch tear in the lower left border.
Embracing Urban Narratives: Cope2's New York City Subway Maps IV
Cope2's "New York City Subway Maps IV" is a dynamic fusion of graffiti's raw energy with the refined aesthetics of modern Pop Art, embodying the pulse of urban life on a tangible artifact of the city's daily motion. This 2019 limited edition series, with only 15 signed and numbered pieces, represents a significant contribution to the Street Pop Art and Graffiti Artwork movement. Each 17x24 inch piece is a hand-embellished archival pigment print on Moab Fine Art paper, offering a unique blend of street culture and high art. Cope2's signature authenticates the work, and its edition number is penciled on the lower left, with one particular piece displaying a minor .5-inch tear, adding to the authentic feel of the artwork. The piece serves as a visual archive of New York's graffiti history, immortalizing the spontaneous, often temporary, art gracing the city's subway maps. Cope2, a Bronx native, brings authenticity and street credibility to his work, with a reputation for over three decades in the graffiti scene. His "New York City Subway Maps IV" reflects urban street art's layered, complex nature, where tags and symbols intermingle to tell the stories of the city's diverse inhabitants.
Cope2's Intersection of Street Art and Fine Art
Cope2's artwork stands at the intersection of street art and fine art, capturing the essence of one medium within the form of the other. His pieces are more than mere representations of street graffiti; they are the confluence of the artist's lived experiences and interactions with the urban environment. The bold, saturated colors and aggressive brushstrokes hark back to the golden era of graffiti in the 1980s and 1990s when artists like Cope2 were not just decorating the city but also marking territories and expressing identities. The limited edition nature of "New York City Subway Maps IV" and the hand-embellishments by Cope2 himself ensure that each print is a unique piece of art, embodying both the spirit of the original street art and the artist's personal touch. The series encapsulates the rawness of the graffiti subculture while elevating it through fine art printmaking, challenging traditional notions of what constitutes art and who is deemed an artist. In essence, Cope2's work is a celebration of the visual language of the streets, presented within the context of fine art. It offers a narrative deeply rooted in New York City's cultural fabric, providing a snapshot of a movement that has evolved from the margins to the mainstream. The "New York City Subway Maps IV" series not only pays homage to the history of street art but also asserts its place within the continuum of contemporary art. Through his work, Cope2 continues to influence and shape the dialogue around Street Pop Art and Graffiti Artwork, ensuring that the vibrancy of street culture remains a vital part of the art world's discourse.