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    Cope2

    b. 1968

    Legend, 2018

    Acrylic and spray paint on canvas
    56 x 60 in. (142.24 x 152.4 cm.)
    Signed and dated on verso

    Lot ID

    124210
    Ended Tuesday, February 13, 2018
    Estimate
    Candy Light
    Junior Specialist, Post-War & Contemporary Art

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    About This Lot

    Legend is a dynamic, vibrant mixed media display of both highly finished and expressionistic brushstrokes by graffiti pioneer Cope2. This recent canvas demonstrates Cope2’s continued ability to translate the unique graffiti style that he developed and perfected on the walls of the urban environment into formal artistic practice on a canvas. This piece ships un-stretched and is in excellent condition.

    Cope2 (b. Fernando Carlo, 1968, New York) is an internationally acclaimed graffiti artist who grew up in the South Bronx, beginning his career as a street artist in the late 1970s. Throwing up his name on various subway lines and writing on permission walls across New York City, he became known for his distinctive lettering and inventive use of color. Over the course of his career, Cope2 has collaborated on projects for Time magazine, Adidas, and Converse, and has contributed to numerous musical endeavors and video games. He has exhibited at Le Grand Palais, Paris; Skalitzers Contemporary Art, Berlin; Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte, Völklinger; Maximilian Gallery, Los Angeles; and Project1 Gallery, San Francisco, among many others.

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    The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
    In excellent condition. This painting is un-stretched and will ship rolled in a heavy duty tube.

    Definition Key
    Area
    Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
    Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
    Edge The farthest edge of the object.
    Verso The reverse/back of the object.



    Degree
    Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
    Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
    Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
    Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

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    Provenance:
    • Private Collection, Massachusetts
    • Ships From: Massachusetts, USA
    • Shipping Dimensions: 56 x 60 in. (142.24 x 152.4 cm.)
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