'Hero to Zero' by Bambi, 2013
21.25 x 29.25 Inches
Screen print on 320gsm Somerset Satin deckled edge fine art paper.
Limited Edition of only 50 (RARE Artist Proof #AP)
Signed and numbered by the artist with artist stamp and publisher's chop.
Bambi or Bambi Graffiti (British, b. ca.1982) is an anonymous female street artist based in London. A graduate of St. Martin’s College of Art, she has been active as a graffiti artist in the Islington neighborhood of London for the past five to seven years. Many of her street pieces are still visible at different locations, and she has received wide praise for her public murals of figures such as Prince William and Kate Middleton, Queen Elizabeth, and Amy Winehouse. Her portrait of Winehouse became one of her most well-known pieces, and was famously whitewashed by the artist and repainted with Winehouse wearing a yellow dress instead of the original red. The mural is now protected by plastic and is considered an important cultural landmark for the city of London.
Dubbed “The Female Banksy" by TV commentator David Dimbleby, her approach to Street Art is unique, blending the classic stencil and spray paint technique with original media such as diamond dust and gold leaf. Bringing a feminine touch to the Street Art scene, her artworks have a colorful and glittery feel that make her pieces appealing to broad range of art lovers beyond Graffiti Art fans. Speaking of her work in a very rare interview, the media-shy artist said, “I let my work speak for itself. But dreams can inspire me and I am particularly interested in people who spread love and joy…”
Her work often depicts events and icons of popular culture including James Bond actor Daniel Craig, Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei (Chinese b.1957), Rihanna, Dita Von Teese, and David Beckham. Bambi’s art is also in the private collections of many famous celebrities including Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Adele, Robbie Williams, Mark Owen, Harry Styles, and Louis Walsh, to name just a few. Recently Kate Moss commissioned her to paint a personal Street Art portrait in the style of Andy Warhol’s iconic Marilyn for a reported sum of £50,000.
Bambi had her first official exhibition at Walton Fine Arts Gallery in London in 2012, and she is rapidly becoming a rising star of the British Urban Art scene. Enjoying more and more exposure in both national and international press, Bambi revealed she used to have a prominent career in the music business as a singer. There has been speculation over what her real identity might be, but to this day it still remains a well-kept secret.