'Norma Jeane' by Tilt, 2015
27 x 27 Inches
68.5 x 68.5 Centimeters
Lithograph in 5-colors printed on Marinoni press lithographic with hand-cut deckled edges on 270gsm BFK Rives fine art paper.
Limited Edition of 99 (#80/99)
Hand-signed by the artist bottom right.
Numbered and publisher embossed bottom left.
Includes detailed Print Them All COA.
ABOUT THE ART
Three years since the Marilyn screenprint was released and sold out via PicturesOnWalls, French artist Tilt is releasing a reinvented version of the image based on one of the iconic pop art portraits. Like the screenprint from 2012, the new lithograph is based on the legendary image of Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol. This time, Tilt’s image is worn out, weathered and aged, giving the raw, street feel to the whole piece. Also, the more authentic feel of the image is further emphasized by the title “Norma Jeane” which is less popular, real name of one of the most popular actress of all time. This lithograph is continuing Print Them All’s series of limited editions as part of the upcoming “Main Street” exhibition at Mohammed VI Museum in Rabat (Morocco) curated by Print Them All.
Tilt loves demonstrating that basic, primitive graffiti can be as strong as complicated 3D lettering, wildstyles and characters. His focus on fun, high impact shapes and strong colours is a reflection of his history as a true graffiti writer, trained on the streets and in the train yards. Similarly, his extensive use of bubbly, curvaceous forms relates to his obsession with beautiful females.
Following classic hip-hop graffiti ideology, his individual styled name is the focal point in the majority of his paintings, in Tilt’s case a bubble letter “throw-up”. “Throw-Up” is graf terminology for a writer’s spraypainted name incorporating fast lines and done in one or two colours, designed for fast execution; it is the action which Tilt is most interested in, thus he utilizes his throw-up styles to visually communicate the fun of creating graffiti in risky situations.