Curtis Kulig, ‘Love’, 2014, Julien's Auctions

This canvas is part of photographer turned graffiti artist Curtis Kulig's “Love Me” campaign, which garnered him much notoriety and traction within the art world and beyond. The two word cursive tag can be found in every corner of the globe including his adopted New York to Culver City to bars in Tokyo. What once began as his illegal cry for public affection has evolved into lucrative collaborations with various fashion and designer brands, including Vans, Colette, and Uniqlo. —Courtesy of Julien’s Auctions

Signature: Signed and dated in black marker on verso "Curtis Kulig NYC 2014".

About Curtis Kulig

A photographer-turned-graffiti artist and painter, Curtis Kulig is best known for his iconic campaign featuring the words “Love Me” in mixed-media cursive, spray-painted onto the streets and rooftops of New York, Los Angeles, Paris, and Tokyo, and produced in the form of prints, canvases, and stickers. “I like the idea of writing on canvases, I like the idea of different techniques, different mediums,” he has said. In recent years he has worked on commercial commissions from Nike, Bobbi Brown, and Converse, among other renowned brands, and on collaborative projects with fellow street artists Shepard Fairey and Skullphone. He also produces portrait and lifestyle photography—primarily of the urban skateboarding scene—in color and black-and-white 35mm film.

American, b. 1981, Minot, North Dakota, based in New York, New York