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Hebru Brantley

"SMILE" Light Blue 2, 2019

Unique 6-color hand-pulled screen print on spray painted aluminum panel
26 1/2 × 26 1/2 × 1 1/2 in
67.3 × 67.3 × 3.8 cm
This is a unique work.
$5,500
location
Chicago
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Vertical Gallery
Chicago
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Image size: 24 x 24 in., Floater frame size: 26 1/2 x 26 1/2 in.

Image size: 24 x 24 in., Floater frame size: 26 1/2 x 26 1/2 in.

Signature
Signed and dated by Hebru Brantley on reverse
Hebru Brantley
American, b. 1981
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Expressing his active imagination and fantasies, Hebru Brantley’s comic book-style compositions address his own experiences of African American and urban life in America. Having grown up tagging trains, walls, and other city surfaces as part of the 1990s graffiti scene, Brantley now creates mixed-media paintings and sculptures that aptly reflect the street’s energy and aesthetic. He credits the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat with sparking his realization that street art was viable and valuable. Speaking of his youth, he says: “We’d scratch-bomb on trains, tag freight cars…do throw-ups across the city. It was all about getting your name up wherever you could.” Defining himself as an Afro-futurist, Brantley draws from a range of influences—including Keith Haring, African American history, hip-hop, anime, and manga.

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Image size: 24 x 24 in., Floater frame size: 26 1/2 x 26 1/2 in.

Image size: 24 x 24 in., Floater frame size: 26 1/2 x 26 1/2 in.

Signature
Signed and dated by Hebru Brantley on reverse
Hebru Brantley
American, b. 1981
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Expressing his active imagination and fantasies, Hebru Brantley’s comic book-style compositions address his own experiences of African American and urban life in America. Having grown up tagging trains, walls, and other city surfaces as part of the 1990s graffiti scene, Brantley now creates mixed-media paintings and sculptures that aptly reflect the street’s energy and aesthetic. He credits the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat with sparking his realization that street art was viable and valuable. Speaking of his youth, he says: “We’d scratch-bomb on trains, tag freight cars…do throw-ups across the city. It was all about getting your name up wherever you could.” Defining himself as an Afro-futurist, Brantley draws from a range of influences—including Keith Haring, African American history, hip-hop, anime, and manga.

Hebru Brantley

"SMILE" Light Blue 2, 2019

Unique 6-color hand-pulled screen print on spray painted aluminum panel
26 1/2 × 26 1/2 × 1 1/2 in
67.3 × 67.3 × 3.8 cm
This is a unique work.
$5,500
location
Chicago
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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