'King Mickey with Basquiat Crown No. 2' by Ben Allen, 2021
Unique 3D constructed print paying homage to art legend Jean-Michel Basquiat.
24 x 24 x 0.4 Inches
61 x 61 x 1 Centimeters
Screen print in 3D layer-constructed display on 308gsm Hahnemühle Velvet fine art paper.
Limited Edition of 50 (#4/50)
Signed and titled by the artist in pencil bottom center-right.
Numbered and embossed by the artist bottom left.
Free-spirited, UK based artist Ben Allen is most well-known for his comfortably controversial Pop Art paintings. Using a ‘collage’ style of unlikely juxtapositions, the dynamic paintings are complex mash-ups of popular culture that critiques the day-to-day dull and mundane, challenge the media's view on sexuality and inspire a sense of freedom. With designs gracing the walls of big names like Jade Jagger, Stephen Dorff, Sophie Ellis Bexter and Richard Branson, art displays in Selfridges and a 40ft artwork dominating the Notting Hill headquarters of Virgin.
Inspired by underground surfing and skateboard street scenes, Ben's art manages to capture the elusive zeitgeist and his clients now include Vans, Converse, Amy Winehouse Foundation, Levis, Virgin, Jamie Oliver, Channel 5, Nokia, Bracher Emden and Proporta.
Ben Allen's journey as an artist has seen his work developed over 10+ years, becoming more and more sought-after, Ben travels worldwide for clients and events, where he often collaborates with other top artists.