D*Face (British) Cli-Che
Lot 2
D*Face (British)
US$ 4,000 - 6,000
£2,600 - 3,900

Auction 20511: Urban Art
29 Oct 2012 18:00 PDT

Los Angeles
Lot Details
D*Face (British)
Cli-Che
2007

signed
collage and screenprint on paper

29 1/8 by 21 1/16 in.
74 by 53.5 cm.

This work was executed in 2007.

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Black Rat Press, London
    Acquired directly from the above by the present owner in 2008

    D*Face defines his style as aPOPcalyptic, and aims to combine the repetitive, non-political aesthetic of Pop Art with a more subversive undertone. His work is inhabited by a family of dysfunctional comic-strip characters, many of whom first appeared as stickers which the artist placed around his local area, later developing them into larger scale posters and street installations. D*Face's art consistently forces the viewer into reassessing their daily media-fed diet of celebrity and consumption, reusing and reworking well-known images in a surprising, sometimes shocking context. His dark reinterpretation of the American Dream has resulted in unforgettable images of cadaverous superheroes and movie stars, while art-world superstars such as Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, and even the Queen of England, have also become unwitting subjects of his arch humour.
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