This very beautiful graffiti by Toxic: the man with open arms is characteristic of the New York artists of that time, end of the twentieth century. He is in shades of blue, with a purple character, surrounded by a black line. He seems to be juggling red balls. One will notice at the level of the thorax the two letters B. M. One will also notice projections of paint on the whole surface, forming mostly orange and black spots. On the lower part of the graffiti of Toxic: the man with open arms, there are sky blue arabesques, enhanced in places by a brighter blue. At the upper part there are small blue triangles with irregular contours. On the back the signature, the date: 1990 and the title “Jizzwp”.
Good condition, no tears on the paper.
Thus, Toxic’s graffiti is an interesting work in a series of four. This is element 2 of this quadriptych. Most of the painting is airbrushed. Note the very fine projections all around the abstract forms and the character. The graffiti of Toxic: the man with open arms has no frame. One can thus notice the brilliance and the matte of the painting. At the bottom right, an inscription in gold felt gives it an enigmatic touch. It is that of a hieroglyphic fantasy to be deciphered. On the back, the black felt gives us all the indications and the signature of the artist.
The technique of this graffiti by Toxic: the man with open arms, interests new collectors. They show the interest for the artists of their time. This new category of buyer is spread over the five continents. The emergence of street-art, from the seventies onwards, brings new amateurs to the art market. This market is expanding. It will only increase in the coming decades. The very beautiful graffiti by Toxic, a New York artist living in Italy since the end of the 20th century, is an emblematic work of this new art form.
So, do not be overly cautious. Be one of the precursors who will bring into your personalized interior the beauty of this new trend of artistic expression. Toxic street-art artist has rubbed shoulders with big names in New York since the 1980s, such as Keith Harring.
Pierre Carron for P&P Artleaders.