'Mr. A Face' by André Saraiva, 2018 (Rare pink variant!)
One can, in a pink color featuring his iconic "Mr. A" face, and a message to his fans: "THIS IS NOT A SPRAYCAN, THIS IS A TOOL OF OUR FREEDOM!"
On the street, Andre is known by his graffiti-artist alter ego, the tag Mr. A and for his concept "Love Graffiti." Mr. A is a funny round face with a huge smile and a wink that follows you everywhere, and now is all over the world - and often in pink! - a color that is pretty much taboo in the graffiti world, except when it's Andre's monochromatic style.
Dimensions: 7.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 Inches
Medium: "Supernova Pink" MTN spray can featuring Mr. Andre's famous smiley face.
Provenance: Stamped by artist's estate, Artist's stamp on reverse. Gallery certificate of authenticity included.
Edition: Limited Edition of 500 (Sold Out)
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Before he began exhibiting his work in galleries, André Saraiva was known as Monsieur A in graffiti communities. Saraiva was active in the early Parisian graffiti movement, alongside Space Invader and Zevs. He became identified with his iconic, cartoonish character: a round-headed figure with long limbs and a circle and a cross for eyes—a subject that recurred in Saraiva’s early canvas paintings. In the 2000s, Saraiva began a performative project called “Love Graffiti” in which he would spray paint the name of someone’s lover at an address of his or her choosing. His later works continued to employ line, text, and clean-edged geometry. In 2012, he created a large-scale installation titled Andrépolis, resembling a city based on Paris and New York in miniature scale with neon lighting.