Hebru Brantley, ‘Two Men Sporting Waves’, 2019, Print, Lithograph in colors on BFK Rives paper, Heritage Auctions
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Hebru Brantley

Two Men Sporting Waves, 2019

Lithograph in colors on BFK Rives paper
30 × 38 1/4 in
76.2 × 97.2 cm
Edition 125/150
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Published by Print Them All, Paris

Condition Report: No apparent condition issues. Print is …

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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.

Hebru Brantley, ‘Two Men Sporting Waves’, 2019, Print, Lithograph in colors on BFK Rives paper, Heritage Auctions
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Published by Print Them All, Paris

Condition Report: No apparent condition issues. Print is rolled.

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Signature
Signed and numbered in pencil along lower edge
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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

Two Men Sporting Waves, 2019

Lithograph in colors on BFK Rives paper
30 × 38 1/4 in
76.2 × 97.2 cm
Edition 125/150
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