An Art Insider on Art, Tech, and San Francisco
Andrew Jeffrey Wright
(COMIC KID), Isaac Lin (ISAAC),
Barry McGee (CLARE),
Dan Murphy (NOPE)
"DFW Comics #2"(zine/poster)
Poster, Hand screen-printed 4-page
graffiti comic fold-out, 17-1/2" x 23"in.
Printed in 2011, a run of 300,
and completely sold out, Frame not included.
Signature: In Print
Publisher: "DFW Comics #2"(zine/poster)
Private Collection, Japan
A revered figure in the West Coast graffiti subculture (typically associated with the skater and surfer communities), Barry McGee makes drawings, paintings, and mixed-media installations inspired by urban culture that incorporate elements such as empty liquor bottles and spray-paint cans, tagged signs, wrenches, and scrap wood or metal. McGee is also a graffiti artist, having produced work on the streets since the 1980s under the tag name “Twist”; his signature motif is the face of a man with sagging, tired eyes, rendered in an efficient linear style. McGee and his wife, artist Margaret Kilgallen were featured in the film Beautiful Losers, a 2008 documentary about Street Art and the DIY aesthetic.
American, b. 1966, San Francisco, California, based in San Francisco, California