'B' by Ben Eine, 2014
Version 2 colorway.
21.75 x 22.5 Inches
55.2 x 55.9 Centimeters
26 x 27 x 1.5 Inches (framed)
6-color screen print on Somerset Satin 300gsm fine art paper.
Limited Edition of 125 (Rare Artist Proof #AP)
Hand-signed and numbered by the artist.
*Note: professionally float-framed in acid-free matting, UV-plexiglass and black hardwood molding.
Eine (British, b.1970) is a street artist who was born in London, UK as Ben Flynn. He is most famous for his work Alphabet Street, but gained international fame when one of his works was presented to President Obama as a gift. Eine started out as a writer, and then eventually transitioned into a street artist. He specializes in creating work on store-fronts that consist of over-sized letters and bright colors. His work can be seen in cities all over the world, including San Francisco, Paris, Tokyo, Dublin, Stockholm, and London.
Eine began his career more than 25 years ago as a vandal, leaving graffiti tags all over his hometown of London. Eine eventually developed his own creative style; he started to seek out commercial graffiti work after attending a workshop in Leonard Street, London. He created a number of custom fashion designs including the Vandals sweatshirts and eventually moved into screen printing. He then began creating work for the screen printing company Pictures on Walls. Eine produced many prints for artists including Jamie Hewlett (English, b.1968), Bansky (English, b.1974), David Shrigley (British, b.1968), Modern Toss, and Mode 2. He stopped doing this work and launched an independent career in 2008.
Eine's commercial work inspired him to create a variety of lettering styles including circus, neon, shutter, vandalism, wendy, and elton. He was named one of the six best artists working in London by Time Out magazine in 2008. Amnesty International invited Eine to design their 50th anniversary poster in 2011. Eine's artwork has been exhibited in a number of solo and group shows worldwide, including When the Lights Go Out in 2008 at the Andenken Gallery in Denver, CO, Vandalism in 2007 at the Kemistry Gallery in London, UK, Santa's Ghetto in 2007 in Bethlehem, and Nuart in 2007 in Stavanger, Norway. His work is frequently featured in promotional materials and magazines. It can be seen in the video Take Back the City by the rock band Snow Patrol, as well as in the Stepping Stone video by recording artist Duffy.