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Artist of the moment…..D@Face…..

D*is a fantastic street artist born in the city of London, England in the year 1978. D *Face is also known as Dean Stockton. I believe we are in a revolutionary time in the art scene where the street and graffiti movement is in full swing. D Face and other artists like Banksy, Swoon, the Invader, Mr. A. the list goes on and on. What thing to notice is that many of these artists are like Shepard Fairey, another street artist, in the that these artists now do small number limited editions which sell in the thousands of dollars. Very profitable for the artist and the printmaker. D Face has seen his work appear on skateboards, posters, and stickers.

From a young age the artist was following the street art movement via the likes of magazines such as Thrasher and skateboarding magazines.

Stockton took an illustration and design course working as a freelance illustrator.

First U.K. show was in 2006.

Was the owner of the first gallery to concentrate on street art. The gallery was called Outside Institute.

Helped to design the cover of Christina Aguilera on her album cover Bionic.

In this clip a brief interview with the artist. He talks about influences from American pop art.

Another interview with the artist this time about a project with the BBC and focuses on art and young people.  His work sometimes makes me think it might be what Roy Lichtenstein might paint if he had a nightmare!

A link to the artist’s own website:  http://www.dface.co.uk/

Price range information:  The most affordable are prints which range $500 to $4,000. Acrylics originals range $5,000 to $40,000. He has also worked in mixed media and spray paint art, but not enough sales to form a pricing schedule.

Yet another street artist that has gone onto international success. Its interesting that when the local art scene wasn’t enough to influence him, only Banksy and Shepard Fairey were popular, he chose to think about artists on the other side of the world in New York city for inspiration!

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