The 2018 POW! WOW! x 1xRUN Featured Artist Print Series includes:
Plus Exclusive In Person Releases @ Lana Lane From:
Faile - OG Slick - Spenser Little + more from the 1xRUN Archives...
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Born in Shanghai, China into a family of accomplished and celebrated artists and painters Linda Chang Wyrgatsch
moved to Taiwan and graduated from the Shanghai Teachers Academy before moving to Hawaii in 1965 where she went on to work as artist for 30 years. At The University of Hawaii she would study Chinese watercolor painting under the guidance of renowned master painter Lam Oi Char. Her son Richard Wyrgatsch better known as Slick
is also an accomplished artist in his own right.
's rise to the top can be traced back to the mid 80's, from painting on the streets of Honolulu to the mean streets of Los Angeles. Slick spent his early years attending Art Center College Of Design during the day and doing graffiti at night.
The legendary "Slick vs Hex" graffiti battle was pivotal moment in Slick's career. He went from underground hell raiser to garnering worldwide acclaim, forever changing how graffiti characters are painted to this day. The international attention opened the doors for Slick to paint everything from music videos, feature films, album covers to full fledged gallery exhibits. It was during this time, he realized he could reach a larger audience by putting his art on t-shirts. Since his first designs in the late 80's, Slick has designed graphics for the likes of Stussy, X-Large, Adidas, Obey, Disney and the list goes on. His graphic design aesthetic has influenced an entire generation of artists/designers. He pioneered a movement called "street wear" long before the term was even coined.
Find more by Slick ogslick.com
Follow Slick on Instagram @og_slick