'Cope2 Tag' by Cope2, 2023
10 x 20 x 1 Inches
25.4 x 50.8 x 2.5 Centimeters
Original spray paint + Posca marker on gallery-wrapped cotton canvas.
Original artwork (#1/1)
Hand-signed by the artist in white Posca marker on front.
Also signed and dated by the artist in black Sharpie on reverse.
*Note: Acquired directly from the artist. Gallery-wrapped by Cope2 on stretcher boards, ready to hang.
Born 1968 as Fernando Carlo, Jr. in New York City. Cope 2’s paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the United States and internationally. He is a self taught artist who is a celebrated legend contributing over 30 years to the graffiti street art culture. One of New York City’s most prolific graffiti artists, he began tagging his name in the South Bronx in 1978. He developed his style in the subways and streets of the Bronx creating graffiti productions throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s achieving international recognition for his distinctive style.
In recent years Cope2 has been commissioned by Time Magazine, Converse, Adidas among others. His work has even crossed into the virtual realm with appearances in video games such as Mark Eckos: Getting up and Rockstar Games: Grand Theft Auto IV.
Today, you can catch Cope 2 in the studio painting, bringing his raw energy into abstract expressionist style masterpieces, intertwined with his trademark bubble letters and tags on canvases. Cope2 crosses between art world, mainstream and street culture alike.