DOLK - CHE
Dolk - Che
Size 50cm x 70cm
Signed edition of 663 of 750 published in 2006.
Screenprint on untreated 250gsm cartridge paper printed by POW (Pictures On Walls - Banksy's Printer)
"Voted 'Most likely to succeed' by his classmates at vandal school."
Dolk Lundgren (Dolk is Norwegian for dagger/knife) has rapidly gained an international following since emerging on the urban art scene. He studied Graphic Design in Norway and Melbourne before moving into stencil art.
As Norway's most distinguished graffiti artist, Dolk's work can be seen adorning walls throughout Europe. Since 2006 Dolk has moved some of his pieces into galleries whilst continuing to work in streets throughout the world.
Early in his career, Dolk's work was often attributed to Banksy due to similarities in style but in recent years, Dolk has established himself as a master with the stencil in his own right. His sharp and intelligent images have proved popular with the public.
In 2010 Dolk created three large-scale cheeky works for the opening of Halden Prison, a state-of-the-art correctional facility in Norway. The murals were created on the walls of the exercise yard. The Daily Mail called it, "the world's poshest prison, with plus 1m Banksy-style art."
Dolk has also been commissioned by the Norwegian government to create artwork in the main railway stations of Oslo and Trondheim. Another famous Dolk creation is his image of Che Guevera wearing his own Che Guevera t-shirt, ironically in death becoming a capitalist icon.