This RUN includes a 1 inch black wood frame with UV-glass, foam core backing and ready to hang hardware.
"This painting is one of my favorites, I love the texture behind it. It's just straight up spray paint and house paint. I love using real house paint cause it's strong and will last forever. I also used acrylics and an old original news paper clipping from the 1800's that I got from Billy's Antique Shop on Houston, which is closed down now. The pieces of the New York City subway maps give it some great texture and that NYC flavor as well." - Cope2
Born 1968 as Fernando Carlo, Jr. in New York City. Cope 2’s paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the United States and internationally. He is a self taught artist who is a celebrated legend contributing over 30 years to the graffiti street art culture. One of New York City’s most prolific graffiti artists, he began tagging his name in the South Bronx in 1978. He developed his style in the subways and streets of the Bronx creating graffiti productions throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s achieving international recognition for his distinctive style.
In recent years Cope2 has been commissioned by Time Magazine, Converse, Adidas among others. His work has even crossed into the virtual realm with appearances in video games such as Mark Eckos: Getting up and Rockstar Games: Grand Theft Auto IV.
Today, you can catch Cope 2 in the studio painting, bringing his raw energy into abstract expressionist style masterpieces, intertwined with his trademark bubble letters and tags on canvases. Cope2 crosses between art world, mainstream and street culture alike.