ABOVE is one of the world's biggest names in street art and we are delighted to offer this signature piece for auction. Generously donated by Metro Gallery, this hanging arrow is being auctioned with NO RESERVE. Having no reserve, this amazing piece will definitely sell, with 100% OF PROCEEDS GOING TO CHALLENGE.
Challenge brings colour and relief to the lives of children and families living with cancer as they face the pressures of a life-threatening illness. With an emphasis on â€˜funâ€™, Challenge provides a range of practical services and therapies and a program of tailored experiences that remind them how good life can be.
For more information on the amazing work Challenge does day after day, please see www.challenge.org.au
Australia Hanging Flag Arrow
Stencil and varnish on wood
80cm x 60cm x 5 cm, $1,500
Freight: we recommend that bidders contact Metro Gallery on +61 3 9500 8511 to obtain a freight quote before bidding. Alternatively, this work can be collected from Metro Gallery following receipt of payment.
Extract from Metro Gallery:
Known for his constant global travels, his social and politically charged messages, one of the world's biggest names in street art returns to Melbourne in July to present his solo show titled 'Jet Set' â€“ an exhibition of new works at Metro Gallery. Deliberately choosing to conceal his identity, the often controversial work of prolific and established street artist ABOVE, can be seen in over 90 cities in more than 60 countries across the globe.
Inspired by over a decade of non-stop transient existence, 'Jet Set' will showcase the 10 cities that have most impacted ABOVE's life and work over 10 years: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Paris, London, Rome, Sydney, Melbourne, Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires.
'I've lived a transient life since I moved from San Francisco to Paris at 19, moving from place to place with just a pocket full of ambition. I've not been in any given location during the past 10 years for more than 3 months before venturing off to my next challenging city and adventure that awaits me. Each of the 10 cities I have chosen have shaped me in some fundamental way and impacted me as an artist and person so with each artwork I'm going to channel those emotions and experiences into each relative cities piece. My goal with the Jet Set exhibition is to transport you to each city the way I have experienced it' ABOVE said.
ABOVE is widely recognised for his full colour figurative stencils, wooden 'arrow mobile' installations and large social-political word play paintings.
This work has been kindly donated by Metro Gallery. All proceeds raised from the sale of this work will go to â€œChallenge â€“ supporting kids with cancerâ€.
This work is available for viewing between Friday 29 June to Sunday 22 July by appointment at Metro Gallery, 1214 High Street, Armadale, VIC 3143. For more information, see www.metrogallery.com.au
Additional information added by the seller
Added image of ABOVE 'up arrow' hanging from ceiling of Metro Gallery taken during the ABOVE exhibition opening on Wednesday 4 July.
Information added: Thu 05 Jul 13:21
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