Artist: Ben Naz (1978-2014) (PH)
Title: LA Love (Special AP)
Size: 33″ X 23.5″
Medium: 2 color hand pulled screen print and hand sprayed acrylic on 320gsm Coventry Rag paper with deckled edges,
Details: Hand stenciled halo and stencil tagged by artist. COAs hand signed by artist.
Each AP is each unique and hand sprayed with varying colors.
BEN NAZ was a Filipino-French street artist and one of the most recognized street artists outside the Philippines. Branded as “Manila’s Finest,” Ben NAZ’s dramatic, political scenes and heart breaking stencil works captured attention almost immediately. Depicting a struggle between the rich and the poor, deep-rooted and emotional images characterize eye-opening scenery to the people of the Philippines. This iconic “LA LOVE” hand finished screen print is an amazing example of Ben’s reputation for creativity, thought provoking and controversial imagery which was done exclusively for Black Apple Gallery’s Contraband 2 show in LA.
Having been active for 20 years, until late September 2012 when the artist was struck with Esophageal Cancer. Despite Ben’s exhausting battle with cancer he was determined to remain active and continue to pursue his passion for his craft and staying true to his motto:
” LIVE LIFE WITH OUT REGRETS”. Shortly after we completed these works with Ben, he succumbed to his illness and past away in 2014.
Profits of these works will be going to Ben’s surviving wife and son.