Consider the wonderful impact of a large scale work of art. It immediately creates an environment within a space and readjusts the perspective of everything within the space. Gallery sized works speak to the decisive decision, the commitment and the passion of the artist as well as the owner of the work. Get good advice but follow your gut instincts when buying art. Art rarely escalates in value, commit because it fits into your life and gives you pleasure.
This large gallery size painting, "View of New York City", highlighting, “Liberty” is a multimedia work on canvas This 1980’s Graffiti work is acrylic, spray paint and other graffiti techniques including airbrushing. Signed Kerez/SES D. "Statue of Liberty National Monument/Oct 3 86/New York, NY" label affixed to the reverse. The frame is integral to canvas as there is no stretcher.
This is a very cool piece of 80's Art from a time when Graffiti was just starting to gain respect in the Art World. Very interesting handling of the NJ side with red railing being integral drawing our eye around and in. The lower two thirds of the canvas describe a cobbled walk and leafless tree sending tendrils of thin branches across the work. The very interestingly stylized flat NJ skyline is silhouetted against the green grass and carries us up into the active blue water of the Hudson. It speaks to the industrialized, cold, rough Jersey side of the Hudson in the 80's. The skyline, tug boat and ships and the great gleaming Statue of Liberty set off the beautiful dimensional skyline of Manhattan.The Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, The Twin Towers and Verrazano and Brooklyn Bridges cast shadows onto the waters of the Hudson.This is the kind of work that speaks of its time. This is the kind of work that will make a space. A great investment.