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Artwork

Street Art piece

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Tagging

Street Art Museum Amsterdam

Author:

Pez

Artist Bio:

A true innovator and self-taught artist, Pez is recognised as one of the first to twist the text of his tag “PEZ” into the ubiquitous smiling blue fish now smiling from the train tracks and derelict corners of Spain, to art fairs and high-profile commissioned walls around the world. In his ‘former life’ Pez worked as a software developer. Although this offered him a dynamic outlet for creativity, Pez found office life staid and stifling in comparison to the endlessly more creative, adventurous, and adrenaline-blasted world of graffiti, in which he was dabbling at the time. Since finding his home on the streets, Pez has spent the last twenty years painting around the world with friends, adapting and reinventing his fish in constantly evolving ways that may call to mind Keith Haring, American Pop, or the “all-overness” of the action painters. Always seeking new possibilities for innovation, new collaborations and fresh ideas, Pez’s smiling fish can be seen popping up on badges, bags, toys, belts, t-shirts and now digitally in extended realities, from imaginary to augmented. He has been included in numerous documentaries including Bomb It-The Movie, Muros Libres/ Free Walls, A Primer on Urban Painting, and most famously, Banksy’s Exit Through the Gift Shop. Pez is widely published in graffiti and street art magazines and books including Street Logos, Ultimate Street Art, The Art of Rebellion, Carnet de Rue, by French artist J.R., Graffiti and Street Art, and NYC BCN: Street Art Revolution. Pez has also collaborated with numerous high-profile brands including Adidas, Toyota, Reebok, Ecko Unltd and Dictador.

Place:

Ruys de Beerenbruckstraat

Date:

2014

Technique:

Marker

Material:

Wall

Acquisition:

Commission

Completed:

2014

Condition:

Very bad / Almost illegible

Physical Description:

Old school tag with black Uniposca marker

Iconography:

Personal tag by the artist depicting a cartoon fish.

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