'Tiananmen Bear' by Tabby, 2019
15.75 x 19.75 Inches
Spray paint/stencil on finely woven canvas panel mounted to wooden background.
Based on the artist's original work from 2014.
Hand-Painted Multiple edition of only 15 (#6/15)
Stencil-signed on front, bottom right.
Also hand-signed, numbered and dated on reverse.
Dollar bill serial number registered and authenticated.
*Note: minor issues at all 4 corners, see photos. Reflected in price.
TABBY is an Austrian street artist who loves to love and hates to hate.
TABBY SAYS: "Life gets boring, everything becomes routine, nothing ever suddenly changes for the better. But if there's suddenly something new on a wall you've walked by for years, then it might just brighten up your day.
Images are created, spray paint and stencils are the tools used to make them. More and more you'll find some experimenting with anything I get my hands on.
Every image has a meaning behind it, what it is is up to you. Maybe you will discover a better meaning than what was originally intended, I won't stand in the way of that.
The goal isn't to destroy but to add something interesting, unusual or thought provoking in an unexpected location. It's something you might be happy to find on a random walk one day and that wasn't there the day before."
Dollar bill serial number registered and authenticated:
TABBY originals are usually marked as “dollar bill serial number registered and authenticated”. This means that there is a US dollar bill attached to the back side of the piece, with a unique serial number printed on it. When an original leaves the studio, the back side, including the dollar bill, is photographed and registered within an archive. Because of this, every piece has a unique serial number that can be traced and guarantees its authenticity. To forge the art, you would now also need to forge the US dollar bill.
“Stencil signed”: The piece has the “TABBY” name added via stencil and spray paint. In most cases on the front or side (canvas).
“Hand signed”: There is a hand signature added. Generally on the back side.
“Numbered”: If the piece is part of an edition, then its number is included. E.g 1/100. For prints this is usually on the front, for everything else on the back side.
“Dated”: In general, a piece will have the year written on the back (’18 or 2018). If a piece has “Dated” within the description, then the month or exact day will be added as well.