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Run #00926e

From The Ground Up - White Edition - 5

By: Meggs

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TYPE:Acrylic & Aerosol on Reclaimed Wood
SIZE:12 x 12 x 1 Inches
RELEASE DATE:   Oct 02 2014
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From the Ground Up - Hand-Painted Multiples
24 Artworks
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About this Art

This piece of original artwork comes ready to hang.

Note: This piece is one of the edition of 25.

Click To View Available Original Artwork From Meggs' Spoiled Rotten.

"These hand painted multiples were created using discarded wood panels that I found while scavenging through the remains of Detroit's infamous Eastown Theatre. The theatre opened in 1930 and was converted from a movie theatre to a rock venue in the late 1960s and had some of rock and roll's finest acts from Detroit's MC5, the Stooges and Alice Cooper to national mainstay acts like The Doors, Pink Floyd and The Grateful Dead.

Music is a huge inspiration in my work and this series is a both a homage to Detroit's history, as well as a continuative thought that out of the remains of our past, new ideas and inspiration can grow. Each multiple, featuring the iconic Spoiled Rotten balloon, is a completely unique piece of repurposed wood with hand-pulled screen printing and paint splatters." - Meggs

This piece of original artwork is signed by Meggs and includes an Original Artwork Letter of Provenance from 1xRUN.

Meggs
Melbourne, Austrailia
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David “Meggs” Hooke is one of Australia’s most progressive and committed street and fine artists. Meggs is recognized for his unique, expressive, and energetic style with references to pop-culture, the natural world, and socio-cultural issues. His technical use of color and movement combines clean, bold, illustrative elements with intuitive, textural, and free flowing design. By constantly searching for the harmony between form, abstraction, order, and chaos, Meggs pours his all-or-nothing personality into every inch of his work. His life manifesto is that the ‘journey is the reward’ and his work reflects his eternal search for balance. Meggs’ emphasis on constant growth and passion for travel is demonstrated by his continual exploration of artistic techniques and mediums.

Adapting his street art and graffiti to fine art has granted Meggs extensive opportunities to travel, professionally exhibit his work, and participate in mural festivals around the globe. His street art and gallery works are recognized nationally and internationally in cities such as Melbourne, Sydney, London, San Francisco, Paris, Tokyo, Hawai‘i, Mexico, Los Angeles, and Hong Kong. Meggs’ art works are included in the permanent paper collections of the National Gallery of Australia and the Victoria & Albert Museum of London.

Meggs has traveled and contributed his art to support the ambitions of numerous not-for-profit organizations, including Fareshare, Pangeaseed, and Pow! Wow! Hawai‘i. His cooperative practices have led to collaborations with various artists and brands from cultures worldwide. His commercial work with companies such as Nike, Stussy, Addict, New Balance, Burton, and Endeavor Snowboards has contributed to the constant evolution of his talent and furthering his range of designs and ideas. One of MEGGS’ most rewarding experiences as a professional artist is engaging with the public and discovering people who share his view that art is an international language and a universal avenue for the free expression of creative ideas.

Meggs was born and raised in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia and completed his Bachelor of Design degree from Swinburne University School of Design in 2000. He is a founding member of the Everfresh crew, a unique collective of street art pioneers who opened the world renowned Everfresh Studio in 2004. Meggs’ adoration of comic book art, sci-fi fantasy, skateboarding, graffiti culture, heavy metal, and punk rock music are at the core what inspired him to pursue his career in fine art. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

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