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“Nothing is Important” exemplifies QUIK’s characteristic use of bold color and references to popular culture. In this work, Felix the Cat is surrounded by a brilliant smattering of colors over a New York City subway map. Very much aware of art history, QUIK recalls artists such as Jasper Johns and Roy Lichtenstein in his use of strong, black outlines. The contrast in sentiment between QUIK's chosen texts adds an ironic dimension to the work.

Growing up in Queens, New York, Lin Felton a.k.a. QUIK (b. 1958) started tagging around his neighborhood during the 1970s, and by the 1980s he was one of the few New York graffiti artists to be shown in art galleries and museums. Throughout his career, QUIK's artistic style has matured to include ironic commentaries on social, political, and personal topics while still maintaining his personality and the spirit of graffiti. QUIK has exhibited widely throughout the United States and abroad, with recent solo shows at Green Flowers Art Gallery, Boulogne-Billancourt, France; AAA Gallery, Rotterdam, Netherlands; Avenir Finance, Paris, France; and Galerie Arte Ventuno, Brussels, Belgium

Selected Public Collections:
Museum of the City of New York, New York, NY
MARTa Herford Museum, Herford, Germany
Herning Kunstmuseum, Herning, Denmark
Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands

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  • Pickup Location: Massachusetts, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 29 x 22.75 in. (73.66 x 57.78 cm.)
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