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We are excited to release our 4th RUN with graffiti legend Cope2 as he brings us his latest print Naturalism.
The framing option for this RUN includes a 1 Inch Black Wood Frame with UV Glass, foam-core backing and ready to hang hardware.
"I called this piece Naturalism because the way this piece was done is naturally just how I do it. I'm natural in what I do. I pretty much just freestyle when I do pieces on walls or paintings. I never go with a planned outline or colors. When I do a painting I go about it the same way, I didn't want to call it Natural, so I liked "Naturalism". It was created in 2011 towards the end of the year. Sometimes I make paintings a few at a time and basically just used acrylics, enamel and some spray paint.
This is a dope painting. It is one of my favorite little canvases, I really do love this painting. I think it was 36 x 36 Inches. It's got a nice classic Cope bubble in pink and blue, right in the back that I used to love to do, just the PE in the back. It's got some pieces of a subway map. If you look at the top corner above the Cope tag in pink, there's a little collage piece of the Berlin subway map. Then all the way under the Naturalism, there's a piece of the New York City subway map. - Cope2
This RUN comes signed, numbered and with a Certificate of Authenticity from Cope2 and 1xRUN.
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.
In recent years Cope2 has been commissioned by Time Magazine, Converse, Adidas among others. His work has even crossed into the virtual realm with appearances in video games such as Mark Eckos: Getting up and Rockstar Games: Grand Theft Auto IV.
Today, you can catch Cope 2 in the studio painting, bringing his raw energy into abstract expressionist style masterpieces, intertwined with his trademark bubble letters and tags on canvases. Cope2 crosses between art world, mainstream and street culture alike.
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