OG Slick x DEFER - LA Hands Painted Gold

OG Slick x DEFER - LA Hands Painted Gold

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This framed limited edition print by OG Slick in collaboration with DEFER is a high quality 8 colour silkscreen print on 298gsm paper. Limited edition of 50. Signed by both artists with COA affixed verso. 

 

Framed Size: 870 x 850mm

 

DEFER’s obliterated letter forms echo the language and traditions of his birthplace in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. Using an automatic and spontaneous volley of brushstrokes to convey messages from the subconscious, DEFER has been an integral part of the graffiti art movement in Los Angeles since the mid-1980s. Over the past dozen years his work has moved into the realm of fine art.

 

Born Richard Wyrgatsch II, OG Slick has been one of the biggest names in graffiti since the mid-eighties, with his work gracing walls, gallery spaces, video games, and album covers. Despite being one of the first street artists to go mainstream, OG Slick’s work has always had a renegade edge and is never afraid to bite the hand that feeds. Indeed, hands are a huge part of OG Slick’s iconography, with many of his designs based on a pair of begloved mime hands, commonly referred to as the “Mickey Hands”. These have been painted, printed, and sculpted throughout Slick’s career, becoming his trademark. Working at the intersection of commerce and art, process and a subversive tension are central to Slick’s practice. Slick's body of work ranges from traditional graffiti burners, streetwear and toy design, to site-specific installations, public sculptures and studio painting, with aerosol spray paint as his weapon of choice. A fascination with natural decay and human destruction frame Slick’s critiques of popular culture and normative behaviors. From the anti-branding re-work of both startup and corporate logos, to battle driven, chiaroscuro influenced burners and deviously playful sculptures, Slick’s creations ignite the emotions through satire and parody.