Urban Pop art in your own home by cult artist Sly.
Sly pokes fun at art and money and fashion and fame!
Art & Commercialism
(or Damien’s Dotty, Spotty, Puppy Dawg.)
by Juan Sly.
Damien had a little dawg,
Its fur was white as snow,
Everywhere that Damien went
The dawg was sure to go.
He painted it with spots one day,
Which was rather cruel,
That made the critics laugh and say;
“He’s dotty as a fool.”
But then the public, it turned out,
Came from far, and neared,
They waited patiently about
But no dawg appeared.
“Where’s Dotty, Spotty, Puppy Dawg?”
The worried public cried.
“The gift shop has got loads, to flog,”
These are not prints as each is individually done and signed to order and consequently vary a little from the illustrated picture. These paintings are sprayed onto gorgeous, Indian, handmade paper sheets (100% cotton rag, 320 gsm, 56x76cm).
It is likely that Juan Sly has become the biggest seller of original artworks in the UK. An artist exhibiting in mainly spray stencils and oils. He has exhibited at the Saatchi (a proper gallery with pillars and everything!) alongside the likes of Banksy, Terry O'Neil, Tracy Emin and Vic Reeves and now has a permanent collection in Germany, Detroit and the Uk, alongside Damien Hirst and some other artists you might have heard of plus private collections around the globe. His works rock from humour to anti-war, sex to surreal. Particularly fond of the stencil medium as it allows him to quickly respond to events and ideas and gives the work that gritty illegal look. Stencils naturally allow the works to be resprayed and so become affordable and disposable. He likes the fact that people can buy art that they like and not to show off how much they can afford. You can find them in bedsits, legal offices in the Temple or stuck to a fence in Bristol.
Spiel by Steeve.
Spray on thick watercolour paper