The Workshop Where Famous Artists Get Their Neons Made
During his time as a photographer in Los Angeles, Curtis Kulig spontaneously created the “Love Me” tag as street art on Skid Row. The now ubiquitous tag catapulted the artist to international recognition. It appears across Kulig’s practice—in painting, print, neon, and even in brand collaborations with companies such as Vans, Colette, and Uniqlo.
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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