'Acid House Smiley: Governor' by Dr D aka Subvertiser, 2020
Exclusive release for the 2020 Art Car Boot Fair, London.
12 Inches dia.
Original spray paint/stencil on 1/2" circular woodcut. Each is unique.
Unique Edition (#1/1)
Stencil-signed on reverse with hanging chain.
Also includes original artist issued, signed and embossed COA.
ABOUT THE ART
Infamous British street artist Dr. D - Subvertiser was dancing his Happy Socks off in the late eighties. Acid House is the biggest thing to happen to an entire generation of people. The iconic smiley face symbolises the heart and soul of Acid House.
Street artist Dr. D is celebrating the thirty year anniversary of Acid House by producing these up-cycled wooden smilies. 18 pieces are available and come in three different grades. The wonder of owning original artwork far outweighs commercial posters owned by thousands of people. The smilies increase in value as time marches on to the beat of the decks.
Dr. D is a legend of street art subversion, using his insightful observations to ‘doctor’ everything from big brand billboards to political posters. Each ‘rip’ forms a defiant protest and a good kick up the backside to those who choose to look on.
Dr D’s subverted images often appear with perfect timing to respond to current affairs and social debate, and are a paradox by definition; each piece charged with a powerful passivity. Indeed, the artist’s mischievous mode of social commentary is clear to see for those who are actually willing to take a look around- Dr. D urges you to raise an enlightened middle finger to the establishment!