'Mr. A Face' by André Saraiva (Mr. Andre), 2021
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.
Dimensions (Spray Can): 7.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 Inches
Dimensions (Display Box): 8.6 x 3 x 3.3 Inches
Medium: MTN limited edition spray can with wooden display box complete with sliding acrylic window.
Provenance: Plate signed with Mr. Andre's signature on back of wooden display box. Stamped by artist's estate, artist's stamp on reverse. Gallery certificate of authenticity included.
Edition: Limited Edition of 250 (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.