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  • Provenance

    Guy Hepner Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Chicago, Zhou B Art Center, Afro-Futurism (Impossible View), 18 March - 25 April 2011

  • 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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Flyboy (Red)

2010
signed, titled and dated '"FLYBOY (ReD)" hebru brantley 2010' on the reverse
acrylic on canvas
90.9 x 90.9 cm. (35 3/4 x 35 3/4 in.)
Painted in 2010, this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Guy Hepner.

Estimate
HK$100,000 - 200,000 
€11,900-23,900
$12,800-25,600

Sold for HK$150,000

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