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  • Description

    Kindly note that all works in the 3D experience are not to scale. Please refer to the above dimensions for accuracy.

  • Provenance

    Acquired directly by the artist

  • Artist Biography

    Hebru Brantley

    Hebru Brantley consistently explores complex ideas around nostalgia, the mental psyche, power, and hope. Majorly influenced by the South Side of Chicago's AfriCOBRA movement in the 1960s and 70s, and growing up during the 1990s graffiti scene, Brantley employs the history of mural and graffiti art as a frame to animate his own unique perception of dark fiction. Brantley's challenges the traditional view of the hero or protagonist - his character, Flyboy, was born from the notion of creating a set of characters within a canon that existed alongside Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny and Batman, through this concept of dark fiction.  Brantley’s work and characters frequently explore American culture through a fun, afro-futuristic intent, projecting what will and what can be rather than what is, whilst celebrating the concept of the black leader. Flyboy and his universe, including characters Lil Mama and Phibby are often seen looking upward in heroic stances; they summon the viewer to optimism and hope. 

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signed, titled and dated "LILAC PHIBBY Hebru Brantley 2020" on the reverse
acrylic, oil and spray paint on canvas
10 x 10 in. (25.4 x 25.4 cm)
Executed in 2020.

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