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Speedy Graphito (French, b.1961)
LOT ID: 71289
Urban Dreamer, 2011

Mixed Media, on Canvas
60 х 60 in. (152.4 x 152.4 cm.)
Signed, titled and dated, verso.
Lot description
With his characteristic fusion of cartoon icons and graffiti paraphernalia, ‘Urban Dreamer’ by Speedy Graphito portrays Disney’s Pinocchio seated on an aerosol can covered in an array of kaleidoscopic colors. Already beginning his transformation into a donkey for his prior misdeeds, Pinocchio stares out with a rather whimsical look while behind him, an explosion of tags litter the background.

French street artist Speedy Graphito (b.1961) is often cited as an inspiration by many young graffiti artists today, as a pioneer that emerged in the early 80s on the streets of Paris with his iconic stencil works and innovative style. His satirizing of contemporary consumer culture and advertising is explored in vibrant colors with depictions of imagery from popular culture in a style that is influenced by cartoons, manga, and America in the 1950s. Graphito has exhibited at numerous galleries including New Square Gallery (Paris, FR), Opera Gallery (London, UK), and ArtOp (Lille, FR), and in 2011, a documentary of his life and work was released.
Urban Dreamer by Speedy Graphito
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