Work ships from Los Angeles.
The Most Famous Artist originated in Los Angeles in 2014 by a Stanford educated technology entrepreneur, Matty Mo. In an interview with Los Angeles Magazine, Matty explained the origin of The Most Famous Artist: “The idea that you could become this masked Robin Hood-type character and have a digital footprint, but not have it attributed to you, was fascinating to me. I started The Most Famous Artist under that notion, but it’s evolved out of that.” TMFA creates commissioned murals in iconic parts of Los Angeles--including The Springs in DTLA and Venice. He encourages people to post selfies with the art on social media as a means of artist/fan collaboration and to market his own brand. For his most recent project, TMFA asked fans to send him nude selfies on Snapchat for his birthday. He took screenshots of his favorites and included them in an exhibition that opened in NYC in March 2017 entitled “Happy Birthday.”
—Courtesy of Claire Gavin
Signature: Signed on back
Image rights: Image courtesy of the artist