The energy bounces off the walls. Some shadowmen are suspended mid-jump, others are wittingly posed. Details in black and white exude different moods than similar sinister figures drenched in vibrant colour. A circular frenzy of horses and riders take the eye on a dizzying journey of the canvas.
Fiorucci is a brand that since its origins has always had at heart the emerging and contemporary art, collaborating with artists such as Keith Haring, Andy Warhol and many others, often before they became prominent names in the international cultural scene. In doing so, Fiorucci never chose an approach that included the appropriation of other people's styles or the creation of unilateral collaborations.
Schoony has partnered with Distassi Art to create three runs of exclusive prints. ‘Boots’, ‘Girl Bruiser’ and ‘Reflector’ are limited to only ten prints each, with one artist’s proof per work. They are bold, with Schoony’s signature blend of powerful imagery and attention to detail.
Distassi Art is proud to announce two limited edition silkscreen prints, marking Diaz’s debut transatlantic partnership. ‘Tolerate Civilization’ sees the New Yorker explore notions of society, with various historical references. ‘Because War is just a 3 Letter Word’ sets military imagery against blooming flowers.
The contemporary art market is soaring, with some of the world’s best investments to be found on the walls of prominent collectors. Given the economic turbulence of the last twenty years, art has remained a stable market - seeing gains where others have dipped.
Street art and politics are closely intertwined, whether that be in terms of inspiration, identity or institution. In its heyday, the New York graffiti scene was subversive; an open call to arms for all those who felt marginalised, unheard and ignored.