The Collectible Characters of Pop and Street Art
Overall 2340 x 750 x 10 mm.
This work has been authenticated by the artist.
From the Catalogue:
Of the sixteen unique sculptures originally created for this series, only three are known to have survived. The present sculpture was included in the artist's first solo show at the Mile End Art Pavilion, London, with ten others from the series. Each figure was attached to the ceiling by wires so that the sculptures could be moved around in order to create different interactions and conversations between the works.
For the artist's group exhibition at The Rag Factory in 2010, the artist overpainted the side with previously closed-eyes to mirror the side with open eyes. Bound was then gifted to the present owner and installed at Austin Gallery and Benny's Bar in Shoreditch, London.
Of the three surviving works from this series, the present figure is the only one in private hands. One is displayed outside of The Foundry, Old Street, London, the other at the Brady Arts & Community Centre, Whitechapel, London.
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STIK, Mile End Arts Pavilion, London, 5th- 20th December 2009.
Lava Collective Group Show, The Rag Factory, London, August 2010.
Austin Gallery and Benny's Bar, Shoreditch, London.
A gift from the artist to the present owner.
British, based in London