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Burning Angel - Framed
By Mike Giant  RUN # 01131-fr
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Burning Angel - Framed
By Mike Giant
RUN #01131-fr
Mike Giant Talks Routine & Technique Plus His Latest Release Burning Angel

Artist Mike Giant has been an creative force in the graffiti, tattoo and clothing worlds, most recently his own Rebel8 has been the focus of his attention. We recently caught up with Giant to discuss his daily routine, past influences and Burning Angel his most recent 2-color letter press print. Read on for our full interview with Mike Giant...

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Edition Size: 150
SIZE18 x 24 Inches
TYPEFramed 2-Color Letterpress Print on Hand-Deckled 290gsm Coventry Rag Vellum Paper
This RUN comes signed, numbered and includes a Certificate of Authenticity by Mike Giant and 1xRUN.
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RUN INFORMATION
SHIPPING INFO
Edition Size: 150
SIZE18 x 24 Inches
TYPEFramed 2-Color Letterpress Print on Hand-Deckled 290gsm Coventry Rag Vellum Paper
This RUN comes signed, numbered and includes a Certificate of Authenticity by Mike Giant and 1xRUN.
EST SHIPPING4-6 weeks
AVAILABILITYShips worldwide
RETURNSCan you return items?
We'll update you throughout your purchased art's journey from 1xRun to when it leaves our hands and ventures to you.
ABOUT THIS ART

This RUN includes a 1 inch black wood frame with UV-glass, foam core backing and ready to hang hardware.

“I’m just revisiting a classic theme with this one. I’m fascinated by people who give up their lives for their faith. I feel like I’m widely known for my drawings of tattooed women. I’ve been drawing them for decades. Nothing new there really. 1xRUN liked a drawing I did many years ago in a similar fashion so I decided to just create a new piece based on the same theme. I dug through my old photos of friends and found one of Elisa Turpin that I thought would work well for this project. I printed out the photo of Elisa and mapped the contours of her face and body on tracing paper. Then I sketched on the flames and tattoos. All the sketching took about 10 hours. Once the sketch was done, I taped it to the back of a clean sheet of paper, put it on the light table and started inking the final drawing. The inking took about 10 hours to complete.” - Mike Giant
ABOUT THE ARTIST

Born in 1971 in upstate New York, artist Mike Giant began drawing as soon as he could hold a crayon. His family moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1979 where he was immersed in BMX bikes, skateboarding, heavy metal, punk rock, hip-hop and gang violence. He graduated in the top 10% of his high school class and attended the University of New Mexico (UNM) on scholarship as an architecture major. He began writing graffiti under the name “Giant” just before starting college and got his first tattoo soon after.

In 1993 he was offered a full-time job drawing graphics for Think Skateboards in San Francisco and decided to leave UNM without a degree. After four years at Think, he lived in London briefly, then returned to San Francisco to work in animation. In 1998, Giant was offered an apprenticeship in tattooing by Nalla Smith. He began tattooing full-time a year or so later, and worked in legendary shops like East Side Ink, Newskool and Everlasting. Giant made tattoos full-time for a decade before switching his attention to REBEL8, a clothing brand he founded with his old friend Joshy D in 2003. Then, after 20 years in California, Mike moved to Boulder, Colorado where he currently lives and works.
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