New York City Graffiti Legend LAVA I & II aka StraightMan, tagged this Original Mixed media on Canvas. Composed of Oil, Acrylic, Oil markers, Spray and possibly more. It is bright, clear and clean. Original One of a Kind piece of art and is in Very Good to Excellent condition. An homage (to show honor and respect) to former colleague and friend, StayHigh 149, Lava created his own version, with crown instead of halo, of the famous Smokin' Saint Stick figure.Piece is also signed/tagged on reverse - see final images. Canvas measures 18 X 24 and is in Very Good to Excellent condition - slightest wear visible on edges - covered once framed. Please carefully examine all images for condition.
LAVA I & II aka StraightMan , began graffiti writing in the 1970's, often on buses and walls as a way to mark the Black Spade's gang territory. Eventually his brother, KoolBreeze I, introduced him to the subway system and dubbed him Lava, borrowed from the brand of clean-up soap.
He moved from the small time work he had been doing in the neighborhood and began to learn the lay-outs to the train yards and the back streets of the city. He was one of the first writers to Pioneer off the wall and on to paper by creating flyers for the early promotion of prominent DJ's and rappers. He is best known for his Broadway and bubble box letter style. Check out our other artwork auctions.
You never know what gems you might find! Each & Every Day We Strive for 5's. The item "GRAFFITI LEGEND LAVA I & II URBAN ST ART TAGGED STICK FIGURE 18 X 24 Canvas OOAK" is in sale since Monday, April 29, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "gagabee" and is located in Forest Hills, New York.
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