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Niagara Drags

Run #01483l
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TYPE:Ink on 1920s Vintage Book Paper
SIZE:14 x 11 Inches
RELEASE DATE:   Apr 07 2016
This piece of original artwork is signed by Mike Giant and comes with an Original Artwork Letter of Provenance from 1xRUN.
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About The Artist

The framing option for this RUN includes a 1 inch black wood frame with UV-glass, foam core backing and ready to hang hardware.

"This poster graphic was assembled using pieces from various drawings in a series I call “Slammed” featuring lowriders, guns and various other things. I moved to Albuquerque with my family in 1979. It was there that I discovered lowriders. I’ve been fascinated by them ever since, but never had one of my own. Then last year I bought a 1984 Chevy Kurbmaster box van to play with. I’m putting air bag suspension on it so the frame will sit on the ground when it’s parked. As a result of this project, lowriders have been on my mind a lot more than usual lately so it should be no surprise that they’re also the subject of many of my recent illustrations." - Mike Giant


ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Birth. Upstate New York. Drawing. Cycling. New Mexico. Heavy Metal. Skateboarding. Punk rock. Hip-hop. Scotland, England, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, USSR. Honors graduate. Thailand. Architecture student. Dishwasher. Raves. Lorelei. Vegetarian. First tattoo. Think Skateboards. San Francisco. Dharma. Angi. London. Adult bookstore. Computer animation. Tattooing. New York City. Newskool. Skullz Press. Everlasting. Track bikes. Brooke and Leia. Three Tides. Tattoo 13. Plum Village. Stay Gold. REBEL8. Manifestations. Australia. Ordained minister. Megan. Amsterdam. Pakayla. Los Angeles. Boulder. 42. Right here. Right now.

Find more by Mike Giant here.

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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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