A tongue in cheek and slightly morbid play on that classic sentiment and a staple D*Face mural - it can still be found there today, albeit a little worse for wear! D*Face says about New York, "Few places have an urban artistic heritage as rich as NYC. I grew up pouring over the books, 'Subway Art’ and ‘Spray Can Art’ so NYC for me is synonymous with graffiti and the movement as we recognise it today. It’s almost like it was a city built for that purpose. It’s a playground for artist and remains one of the highest accolades of cities to paint in the world. It's big, loud, brash and in your face… it's the embodiment of graffiti."
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D*Face has always worked digitally and the NFT art-space has allowed him to explore his work fully rendered in a manner he hasn't been able to before. If street art’s main draw is that it exists for all to see within the public domain, digital artworks are taking that to the next level, to a worldwide community of art.
D*FACE’s STREET ART ALIVE NFT collections feature a series of six high quality digital animations created from D*FACE’s street art. There are strictly 11 limited editions available of “Till Death Do Us Apart” launched exclusively by Artflow NFT
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D*Face is a well-known street artist recognised for his British Urban contemporary art. Since childhood, he had developed an interest in graffiti through skateboarding, punk culture and magazines, like Thrasher. The graphic images, punk references, and skateboarding designs within the magazine inspired the clean, vivid nature of his paintings. After learning to screen print his own stickers, he took the public domain of the street as his canvas. His work was very recognisable due to the use of cultural icons he used, such as Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe, Queen Elizabeth, etc. These paintings quickly spread across the cities, and became very popular. He wanted to encourage people to not just ‘see’, but to look at what surrounds them and their lives, reflecting our increasingly bizarre popular culture, re-thinking and reworking cultural figures and genres to comment on our ethos of conspicuous consumption. Even today, D*Face continues to approach his work with the same anarchic energy that drove his career from the outset.
D*Face has always worked digitally to a greater or lesser degree and the NFT art-space has allowed him to explore his work fully rendered in a manner he hasn't been able to before. If street art’s main draw is that it exists for all to see within the public domain, digital artworks are taking that to the next level, to a worldwide community of art.
His murals can be found in London, Barcelona, New York, Tokyo, amongst many others and his subversive-pop style and iconic D*Dog logos have become an inseparable part of British Urban art and its ever expanding medium.