'Lad Flanked by Minions' by The London Police, 2022
21.7 x 29.5 Inches
Screen print on 310gsm Somerset Satin fine art paper.
Limited Edition of 44 (#8/44)
Signed and numbered by the artist due in pencil.
ABOUT THE ART
In an inverted version of the ‘Bork holding Lads’ print, this time we see a ‘Lad’ as the main character with a swimming ‘Minion’ and a ‘Squillad’ in his chest. Stern looking ‘Minion’ guards keep watch, staffs in hand whilst ‘Trilads’ carry in happy robots.
Chaz and Bob make up The London Police, a widely-known and well-respected duo from England who combine styles on every piece they produce, often mixing in a tall portion of antics and mock-seriousness along the way. In fact, their work is largely created from the dynamics of their friendship, which is a result of two small-town artists who continue to share an insatiable desire to work big and leave their mark.
Since the beginning, which was back in 1998, Chaz and Gibson have clicked not only with each other, but with the international, contemporary and urban art world. Unknowingly and out of pure satisfaction to create and collaborate, the two began by traveling into London from their nearby homes tapping into the big city energy and laying down what at the time was not so common large ink drawings on the street surfaces of London and later, Amsterdam.
In a well-timed series of events, Chaz and Gibson soon found themselves propelled into a lifestyle of global travel, art-making and art-showing, where The London Police emerged as major icons in the street and graffiti art movement over the past decade, their influence still potent to this day.