The framing option for this RUN includes a 1 Inch Black Wood Frame with UV-Glass, foam core backing and ready to hang hardware.
“The concept behind the trucks for me was to figure out how to be visible in a city where everybody is so busy. You still want to be seen. You want to be heard when it comes to graffiti. The Takeover refers to the truck itself and my mindset of how do I stay visible? How do I take over?
So I started doing the trucks maybe 10 years ago by myself, then I ended up doing them with my partner Cash. I ended up doing 25 different trucks, so at all times we've got 25 trucks running systematically in the city. I mapped them out for people to see them going through the city and these popular spots. It’s just about staying visible in this city that is competitive when it comes to everything. People are too busy to give a second to anything but their hustle. But you can’t come to New York City and not see a Wane truck. To me this represents staying relevant." - Wane
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Born in the United Kingdom’s West London, Wayne is of West Indian descent and lived in England and Grenada until he was 7 years old. In 1978, Wayne’s parents brought their 2 sons to the U.S. and moved to New York City’s North Bronx. The elevated tracks soon caught Wayne’s eye and he slowly became obsessed with watching and admiring the many great graffiti writers of the late 70’s and early 80’s.
In 1983, Wayne became ‘Wane One’
when he painted his first train. This was the beginning of a lifelong love for graffiti and the culture that surrounded it. Subway cars and train walls were his favorite canvases. He had an unquenchable thirst for painting his pieces onto these metal surfaces, thus transforming them into mobile works of art. Other writers knew his style was significant and a bond was quickly established with many serious subway painters. In 1988, Wane started experimenting and exploring other medias, such as painting with acrylic on canvas, denim jackets and jeans. He then began airbrushing onto t-shirts, which became popular in his neighborhood and gave Wane his first taste of being an entrepreneur. Wane was also one of the first writers to make the transition into Graphic Design and has designed logos for hip-hop groups like Gangstarr, Jeru the Damager and Group Home. Presently, Wane divides his time between painting, running his company Writers Bench, designing for Sean John Menswear, Nike,and Reebok and traveling around the world. Wane still resides in the Bronx.
Find more by Wane here.
Follow Wane on Instagram @wanecod & Facebook