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3eae4891

Year

2018

Medium

Drawings & Works on Paper

Size

28 x 38 cm
11.02 x 15 in

Price

210,00 €

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  • About the work

This energetic acrylic painting of alert cats on found Korean newspaper contains the quintessential symbolism of Gary John, including references in red to the many homes he's lived in, his period of homelessness, mythic tribe affiliations, and his constant trajectory upwards in life. This unique artwork is dated and signed on the front with the first two letters of Gary John's first and last name: "GA JO." A certificate of authenticity issued by the gallery is included. Free local Los Angeles delivery. Convenient Continental US shipping and affordable worldwide shipping is available.


The street artworks of Gary John have a whimsical yet exciting and bold quality, inspired by classic cartoon and comic book characters rendered with acrylic paint in a bold graffiti style on newspaper, magazine pages or cardboard. His mixed media works blur the boundaries between Pop Art, Abstract Expressionism, and Street Art.


About the Artist

1963 Seattle, Washington, United States

Gary John has been a street artist since 1985. Originally from Seattle, Washington, he moved to Venice Beach, Los Angeles in 2003 and began selling on the Venice boardwalk. His street artworks have a whimsical yet exciting and bold quality, inspired by classic cartoon and comic book characters rendered with acrylic paint in a bold graffiti style, on newspaper, magazine pages, architectural plans or cardboard. His mixed media works blur the boundaries between Pop Art and Abstract Expressionism mixed with Street Art.

After almost 10 years on the boardwalk and experiencing “a bout with homelessness,” John first exploded onto the international art scene during Art Basel Miami in 2013. John’s playfully bold work quickly gained attention and he was named one of 20 standout artists at the 2014 NY Affordable Art Fair. His artworks continue to be exhibited at galleries and major international art fairs in the United States, Asia and Europe. John cites Pablo Picasso, Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat as his artistic inspiration. Other influences are comic books and American pop culture, which he infuses with emotional and impulsive gestures.

 


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Los Angeles, 7358 Beverly Boulevard

Artspace Warehouse is one of the world's leading galleries for savvy contemporary art collectors. With galleries in Zurich and Los Angeles, Artspace Warehouse specializes in affordable international urban, pop, street and abstract art. The large friendly gallery gives a new meaning to shopping for museum quality art within one's budget. Since 2010, Artspace ...

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