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Hebru Brantley

Smile Portfolio, 2019

Four screenprints in colors on wove paper
28 × 24 in
71.1 × 61 cm
Edition 13/25
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Published by Vertical Gallery, Chicago Printed by POP!nk Editions, Chicago

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Published by Vertical Gallery, Chicago Printed by POP!nk Editions, Chicago

Condition Report: No apparent condition issues. Comes in original portfolio case with silver embossing.

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Each signed and numbered in pencil lower right
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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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About the work
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Published by Vertical Gallery, Chicago Printed by POP!nk Editions, Chicago

Condition Report: No …

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Published by Vertical Gallery, Chicago Printed by POP!nk Editions, Chicago

Condition Report: No apparent condition issues. Comes in original portfolio case with silver embossing.

Medium
Print
Signature
Each signed and numbered in pencil lower right
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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 Portfolio, 2019

Four screenprints in colors on wove paper
28 × 24 in
71.1 × 61 cm
Edition 13/25
Bidding closed
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