This RUN includes a 1 inch black wood frame with UV-glass, foam core backing and ready to hang hardware.
"This print which is part of our collaboration project "Photograff" is a combination of traditional film photography and traditional graffiti. There is a lot of history behind the two and the idea was to bring both worlds together and put in as much manual labor as possible. Every single step that was put into making this piece is a manual process, there was no digital technology implemented in the original piece. I only shoot on film and this photo was shot with 120mm (medium format) Kodak 400 tmax film and the camera used was a Mamiya c330. I then personally develop the film and make the final darkroom prints. The photo is never filtered or retouched. Once this is done cope paints his work and art on to the photo which then becomes not only an original piece of work, but a collaboration as well. Choosing the subject matter is another important step that ties everything together for this photo in particular. I shot trains that were sitting in the concourse yard in NY. Trains to me are pretty timeless, they tell a story of a point in time especially in the graffiti world." - Monica Alonso
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
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.
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