'Phoenix' by Eddie Colla, 2020
11 x 14 Inches
Archival pigment print 300gsm Moab Entrada Rag Matte fine art paper.
Limited Edition of 50 (#39/50)
Signed, numbered and titled by the artist.
ABOUT THE ART
"I made this piece originally on a rainy October night in Paris, on Rue de Forge Royale across the street from a gallery called Le cabinet d'amateur. Me and Droos and Nite Owl were wandering around putting pieces up. I threw this paster up and it started raining pretty hard, so we went and grabbed a drink down the street at some little bar. Inside the bar were a bunch of guys from Oakland watching the Raiders game on the TV. Small world I guess. We had a few and I went back and added the black and white drips. I think the rain actually helped. It was a good night and probably one of my favorite pieces from that trip."
Eddie Colla has morphed into one who counters the all-pervasive nature of commercialism in public spaces. Since 2005, his wheat pastes and stencils can be found throughout public spaces in the Bay Area, Los Angeles and Miami.