signed with the artist's monogram, titled and dated 2011 on the reverse
mixed media on canvas
48 by 48 in.
122.5 by 122.5 cm.
Speedy Graphito, real name Olivier Rizzo, has been described as one of the pioneers of French street art. He began painting on the streets of Paris in the early 1980s at a time when the scene there was just beginning, and since then has gone on to influence many of the younger artists who have followed. His inspiration can be found in many diverse areas of modern culture, including Manga cartoons, video games and 1950s America, the resulting images a vibrant clash of Pop and Street visuals. Graphito has been working extensively in Los Angeles in recent years, and in 2011 he took part in the city's Dogtown Artists United Art Crawl.