[Crazy Legs] | DOZE
"Rock Steady Cru 7 8 9", original art By DOZE commissioned by Crazy Legs for the anniversary of The Rocky Steady Crew
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"Rock Steady Cru 7 8 9", 92.
Black ink and white correction fluid on paper, 25¼ by 19½ in. (64.1 x 49.5 cm.), framed and glazed to 33½ by 27¼ in. (85.1 x 69.2 cm.). Signed and dated lower right "Doze / '92"," Overall very good condition; unexamined out of frame.
ORIGINAL COMMISSIONED ART BY STREET ARTIST DOZE TO CELEBRATE THREE DECADES OF B-BOY CULTURE WITH THE ROCK STEADY CREW
Originally commissioned by famed b-boy Crazy Legs as t-shirt art for annual Rock Steady Crew anniversary events, the current lot commemorates three decades of B-boy culture by artist, DOZE. An elaborate illustration with the artist's signature clean, bold graphics, the work encapsulates the vibrant backdrop New York City provided the rising culture of Hip Hop and breaking from the 1970s through the 1990s. The iconic Manhattan skyline punctuated by "ROC STEADY CRU" looms over a line of 'bombed' subway cars, three stylized and confident b-boys placed atop swirling, shadowy text that spells out "NON STOP HIP HOP."
Starting in the 1970s, DOZE's talents ripped across a variety of mediums over the years. He painted alongside the "Graffiti Gods" of Rammellzee and Dondi, danced with the Rock Steady Crew, hung out with Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, joined Ice T's West Coast based RHYME SYNDICATE and then the FUTURE PRIMITIVE collective in San Francisco, continuously impacting the way Hip Hop would come to be visually defined. Since the 1990s, he has enjoyed a fruitful career as a visual artist, his current practice leaning more towards symbolic abstraction and the human form.
From the personal collection of Crazy Legs
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