Holding Hands Blue Signed Print (2020)
50 x 50 cm | 19.65 x 19.65 in
Lithographic print in colour on 140 gsm smooth woven paper.
From the edition of 108,000 which were issued in the Hackney Today newspaper in 2020 as a special thank you to the residents of Hackney. The print is in excellent condition overall. Has fold lines from when issued folded in newspaper. May have slight handling marks if any present at all.
Print is accompanied with the Hackney Today newspaper and a Certificate of Authenticity issued from the our gallery.
STIK is an anonymous British street artist from London is known for his iconic depictions of unassuming stick figures scrawled upon water towers, brick walls, and gated doors around the globe. Meant to convey feelings of insecurity in an urban setting, the artist draws from his own experience of homelessness as a young man. “A lot of my work is loaded with a kind of melancholy,” he has said. “But I do try to put a positive or a light bit of gravitas in it so people can actually relate to it and it feels like something human.” Quickly becoming a much-talked-about persona on the street, he has continued to remain conscientious of the community, who will live amidst his work after its completion. In 2011, Stik was the subject of a solo show at Imitate Modern Gallery in London, and has continued to participate in many worldwide exhibitions after that.
STIK’s figures radiate generosity and vulnerability, skilfully expressed in just a few, gestural lines. STIK began creating unofficial public art in East London in the early 2000’s. The official and permanent installation of the monumental “Holding Hands” bronze sculpture in Hackney’s Hoxton Square represents a homecoming of these sorts. For STIK, this image is a testament to hope and community, a “sign of universal love and solidarity”, which is as resonant today as it will be a century from now.
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