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Prestige Collection: Modern & Impressionist

Fri, Nov 10, 2023 10:00AM EST - Thu, Nov 16, 2023 02:00PM EST
Lot 210

Shark Toof : Shark Head - Orange Fluorescent Variant

Estimate: $900 - $1,200

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Shark Toof ( American, 20th Century): Shark Head - Orange Fluorescent Variant, 2015. Hand-Painted & Screen Print on Laser Cut Wood Panel, signed artist's proof.
This piece of original artwork is signed by Shark Toof and includes an Original Artwork Letter of Provenance from 1xRUN.

Inner State Gallery and 1xRUN are proud to welcome Los Angeles artist Shark Toof. An entirely new body of work, "I'm Shark Toof, Who The Hell Are You?" is an expansive examination of Toof's continually evolving style that explores a harmonious mix of his signature shark icon with pop culture and comic book inspirations. The show will feature all new paintings, hand-painted multiples, stencil works and prints that blend Toof's signature street aesthetic alongside his refined fine art gallery works. "This new body of work is a blend of my graffiti roots which is where I really developed my own unique voice. At the same time there's also an aspect of this work that is just not taking yourself too seriously, kind of vandalizing your own icons," Shark Toof said while preparing in Detroit. "I like Detroit because it is very do-it yourself and I am a very do-it yourself artist so it is a great fit for me."
Shark Toof was born and raised in Los Angeles, California where started painting graffiti in 1985 before eventually graduating from Art Center College of Design.
Daring and dynamic, Street Art has roots in a controversial past. Long-considered vandalism, it was during the 1970s and 1980s that artists revolutionized the aesthetic, bringing their individual styles to a fine art audience and leading the way for the next generation of artists that includes the likes of Barry McGee, Invader, Mr. Brainwash, and Brazilian twins Os Gemeos.

20 x 16 Inches

Private collection, New England.

Condition

Excellent condition, small chip in the lower left corner / tip.

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