I <3 NY
I love NY - 2013 - Limited Edition
Artist: Edwin Class EQNYC New York
About the piece:
I met artist Edwin Class in NYC 2013. Falling in love with his work I commissioned a few pieces for myself and asked him to create 8 of his graffiti I <3 NY transport posters to bring home for sale.
Being a graffiti artist he spray paints his I <3 NY design into being. He has used a MTA map of New York's subways, railroads and buses as his canvas. His shading technique gives a great relief affect lifting the writing and heart from the body of the map. Each in this series is individually signed and dated by the artist, and packaged in a FedEx zip lock envelop.
Dimensions of folded map: 9.5 x 19.5 cm
Dimensions of map in FedEx post pack: 14.5 x 22cm
Size of artwork: 58 x 82 cm / 58 x 73 cm (without legend included)
About the artist (in his own words):
"I grew up in the 80s. Painted a bunch of trains with a bunch of NYC Graffiti Legends. Find me in "BURNERS" & "Train Days: The Subway Artists Then and Now" book & the Style Wars Dvd: Destroy All Lines; Documented by Henry Chalfant. Besides that history, I'm the founder of MADHATN-live custom art from da streets of soho to Times Square, NYC. I worked with a crew of Artists 2003 to present BOM5, EQNYC, GENE and others and we customised mesh caps to everything else. Also, I was arrested for painting on a hat without a license. This resulted in a precedent setting lawsuit for 1st amendment rights. KEVIN SANTOS AKA: NAK NAC143 VS THE CITY OF NY.