A major new permanent public artwork is being installed in New York City. The 100ft by 50ft mural entitled ‘Save The World’ was created by British Street Art luminary D*Face, and is situated on a prominent intersection on Eagle Street, Brooklyn, overlooking New York’s East River.
Kaspersky Lab Partner With Street Artist D*Face to Save The World | Photo Credit – Getty Images for Kaspersky Lab
The Brooklyn mural commission forms part of a wide-ranging creative collaboration between the renowned multimedia urban artist D*Face, aka Dean Stockton, and the cybersecurity business Kaspersky Lab. A specially commissioned artwork created by D*Face will feature in the livery of the DS Virgin Racing Formula E team supported by Kaspersky Lab. The artist will also produce a design for a special edition of the internet security brand’s market-leading Kaspersky Total Security v.2019 product, which will be released in October 2018.
The unveiling of D*Face’s ‘Save The World’ artwork will coincide with the inaugural US edition of the Moniker International Art Fair, which opened today Thursday 3rd May at the Greenpoint Terminal, Brooklyn, New York City. Established in 2010 Moniker Art Fair has earned a reputation as one of the most exciting contemporary art fairs with its roots embedded in urban culture.
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D*Face is one of the most prolific contemporary urban artists of his generation. Working with a variety of mediums and techniques, he uses a family of dysfunctional characters to satirise and hold to ransom all that falls into their grasp – a welcome jolt of subversion in today’s media-saturated environment. His aim is to encourage the public not just to ‘see’, but to look at what surrounds them and their lives, reflecting our increasingly bizarre fascination for with celebrity, fame, consumerism and materialism, re-thinking, reworking and subverting imagery drawn from a refuge of decades of materialistic consumption, imagery appropriated from currency, advertising, comic books, these now iconic motifs, cultural figures and genres are subverted to comment upon our conspicuous society.
His work can be seen across a variety of different media applying his playful, tongue-in-cheek imagery with anti establishment values, he was also one of fifty artists commissioned to create a 50th anniversary Penguin book cover and is the only urban artist to date to be featured on the front cover of the fine art publication Art Review. His sell out solo shows ‘Death & Glory’, ‘EyeCons’, ‘aPOPcalypse now’, ‘All your Dreams Belong to Us’ along with last years Los Angeles show ‘Going Nowhere Fast’, which included his largest mural to date, and ‘Burn Brighter’ his debut Australian show have firmly founded D*Face’s presence within the global contemporary art market whilst retaining his notoriety.
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