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Artist of the moment…..Street artist master Monsieur A….Andre Saraiva

 

Andre Saraiva is a well known street artist that also goes by the more common acronym “Monsieur A.” He started doing graffiti works in 1985 and became well known for his character that is a stick man with an X replacing an eye and most times the figure is wearing a top hat. He started spraying this character all over the streets of Paris in 1995. The figure has a name and that is ,”Mr. A.”  Saraiva was born in the year 1971.

 

Price range information: When working in a small series of 50 t0 100 prints cost $2,000 to $4,000.

A link for the artist’s own website: http://www.monsieura.com/

Mr. A has evolved now into the night life scene and is a well respected entrepreneur when it comes to night club activity. He has worked in Paris, Tokyo, and New York.

Mr. A also has appeared two times on film. One was with street legend Banksy. Another occasion was for the premium vodka Belvedere.

In this clip we see a trailer for the movie made by Banksy that includes Mr. A!

In this clip a short bio and interview with the artist.

The artist used to run a fashion boutique store that also featured his character art on clothes and various other accessories. His wife was the well known French artist working with light and now doing music named Uffie. Her debut album came in 2010. Her given name is Anna Catherine Hartley.  The couple were married briefly in 2008 to 2009.

Other Parisian street artists I have featured that you should check out would be Invader and Zevs.

Artist of the moment…Street artist Zevs…

If you enjoy street artists two other well known Parisian artists would be Invader whom I have posted about before and Monsieur A. Below is a work by Monsieur A
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And some works by Zevs.
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Zevs is an internationally renown street artist based in Paris, France. Zevs was born in 1977 but his official name is not known. He is best known for his liquidation technique. He takes a modern common well known image and makes it seem like it was freshly painted and the paint is falling to the ground, perhaps the brand or the icon is falling apart or dissolving. . Very unique with an interesting texture. The target of many of these works are large multinational companies and brands like Coca Cola, Apple,  and McDonalds.

Price range information: Photographs range from a few hundred to $2000. Original works in acrylics range $10,000 to $30,000. Prints range $2000 to $15,000.

Paints often with Liquitex on canvas.

Named himself Zevs, a product of Zeus, a subway train that nearly ran him over in Paris.

Has been arrested as a vandal in Paris and Hong Kong.

Also known for visual kidnapping. The artist doesn’t like well known brands to destruct his view of Paris, so he has taken scissors and knife to some bill boards in the past and cut holes in the posters! He called it visual kidnapping, and said PAY NOW!  This brought the artist much controversy and fame!

In this clip we see a brief profile about the artist including some original street works!

Another awesome clip! Watch Zevs in action! I thought what a unique personality, like a superhero from the old days of the original Batman he goes out complete with mask and does a work on the side of Giorgio Armani building. As a mentioned before his work has a very unique paint quality and texture.

 

Another successful street and graffiti artist!

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