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"The Art Dealer" typifies Quik's use of bold color and his practice of incorporating pop cultural icons into his work. Here, the artist employs the face of Felix the Cat, covering the famous feline with a brilliant smattering of colors and rendering the character with an enormous cartoon smile. The surrounding text adds irony to the work, making it a commentary on the tension between street art and the mainstream art world.

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 23 in. (73.66 x 58.42 cm.)
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