We are throwing it back this week to our Back Against the Wall Graffiti Show. Last Spring we launched our Artist Collaboration collection with many graffiti artists from around the world. If you attended the show then you remember the POST NO BILLS signs built especially for this opening to surround our showroom columns. These bright blue boards not only set the scene of bringing the street world indoors, but also served as a raw canvas that night where party chaos ensued when artists began tagging and signing them right in the middle of the show. We are finally putting these one-of-a-kind boards up for sale from now until the end of August!
The board shown above has tags from street artists PIXOTE, Rusk, Stink Fish, Third World Pirate, Janz, ELLE, and several others. Pixote, born in Brazil, moved to the Lower East Side in the early 90's. Pixação is a Brazilian graffiti style that Pixote specializes in and is characterized by "the bigger-the-better" letters made up of what looks like cryptic wingdings, and cave paintings. ELLE has been making a name for female Graffiti artists around the world. She is known for painting positive female warriors who protect her on the streets. This board is spectacular with tags overlapping tags and bright colors throughout.
The board shown above has a full sketch from street artist BEAU, whose work can be found all over the city. He is best known for his mysterious romanesque faces - examples shown above in both Carini Lang's carpet and a piece of his studio art used in an interior. BEAU has been breaking his way into galleries and had his own solo show last December here in the Carini Lang showroom. Also shown on this board are tags from street artists WOMP, Stink Fish, and Robert Janz's poetry.
The board shown above has a "Bisoman" painting by Robert Janz who has been creating art for over 50 years. He is known in the Tribeca community for his street art, but his resume expands from galleries to the Berlin wall. In 2012 he was asked to be the first person to have a second solo show at the John David Mooney Foundation International Currents Gallery in Chicago. His show titled, Slow Kinetics, explored aspects of motion and change. Also recognizeable on the board is a sketch by BEAU, ENX, and several other street artists.
The board shown above has tags from SABIO, WOMP, Stink Fish, and shows part of Janz's Bisoman painting. This board is particularly interesting because of the collage effect you receive from the tags layered on top of each other and the vivid colors poping against the cobalt blue background.
All of the four boards shown above are priced at $200.00 - L 96'' x H 48'' x W 3/4.'' These boards showcase the street artists Janz, Stink Fish, Sabio, ENX, WOMP, and several anonymous artist. All of our "Post No Bills" collection boards can be used as works of art, interior decor, cut in half, hinged to make door panels - the creative ideas are endless!