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SPEEDY GRAPHITO (1961)

Original fine art print by Speedy Graphito. Titled: Color dated 2014
Serigraphy in color of artwork laid on a fence signed, titled, dated and numbered on the back. Limited edition of 30 numbered and signed copies. Size: 70 x 58.5 cm

Estampe originale de Speedy Graphito. Titrée : Couleur et datée 2014.
Sérigraphie en couleurs marouflé sur une palissade signée, titrée, datée et numérotée au dos. Une Édition de 30 exemplaires signés et numérotés.

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Olivier Rizzo, aka Speedy Graphito, is a French painter who was born in Paris in 1961. He is one of the pioneers of the French Street Art movement alongside others like Jérôme Mesnager, Miss Tic and Blek le Rat. By imposing a powerful, innovative style in the early 1980s, Speedy influenced a generation of urban artists. Though his work has evolved considerably over the past few decades, he has become known and revered for his exploration of commercialism and references to pop culture images and icons.
After a very brief career as a graphic designer and art director, in 1983 Speedy joined the collective X-Moulinex, but left the following year. In 1985, he was on the first meeting of the graffiti and urban art movement in Bondy (France), on the VLP's initiative, with Jef Aerosol, Miss Tic, SP 38, Epsylon Point, Blek le rat, Futura 2000, Nuklé-Art, Banlieue-Banlieue… By 1989 Speedy Graphito had participated in a number of group art exhibitions mostly in Paris, and by the late 1990s Speedy Graphito’s unique street art style was exhibited in art galleries across Europe.
His graffiti, executed with stencils or with a brush, incorporates schematic and dynamic characters approaching those of the Catalan designer Javier Mariscal or American artist Keith Haring.
Other influences include America of the Fifties, cartoons and Manga and images in Maya culture. Particularly influenced by the iconography of Disney characters and video games, Speedy Graphito often turns a critical eye on our society, as his works feed off the collective memory of iconic imagery to create a new universal language. As an example, Speedy Graphito’s “Temptation 2011” features Disney’s Snow White enamored with the half-eaten logo of Macintosh Apple, creating a shrewd and satirical message about consumer seduction.
Speedy Graphito’s paintings, prints, and street art murals can be found worldwide. Already recognized in the international arena, Speedy Graphito’s Art is well known in France, England, USA, Belgium, India, Japan, Brazil, and Dubai, as well as major auction houses. Speedy Graphito has recently participated in a number of solo art exhibitions in Los Angeles Art Galleries, as well as exhibiting at the 2011 Miami Art Basel.
Speedy Graphito lives and works in Paris.
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Speedy Graphito, pseudonyme d'Olivier Rizzo, est un peintre français, né en 1961, faisant la jonction entre la figuration libre et à la scène Street art française des années quatre-vingt. Après des études artistiques à l'école Estienne à Paris et une très brève carrière de maquettiste-directeur artistique-graphique publicitaire, il intègre le collectif X-Moulinex en 19832 qu'il quitte l'année suivante.
En 1985, il participe au premier rassemblement du mouvement graffiti et d'art urbain à Bondy (Île-de-France), à l'initiative des VLP, avec Miss Tic, Jef Aérosol, SP 38, Banlieue-Banlieue, Blek le rat, Futura 2000, Nuklé-Art, Epsylon Point…
Ses graffitis, exécutés au pochoir ou au pinceau, représentent des personnages schématiques et dynamiques (guerriers zoulous stylisés). Cette « imagerie Speedy » dont ses petits diablotins rouges (commercialisés sur cartes postales) et son personnage fétiche le Lapinture est l'aspect le plus connu d'une œuvre multimédia explorant la peinture, la sculpture, la photographie, jusqu'à l'art vidéo et l'art numérique (Welcome to Venus,2000). Performeur, il peint également de nombreux murs et toiles en direct pour des festivals, des maisons de ventes aux enchères ou des expositions.

Aujourd'hui, son œuvre est influencée par l'iconographie pop comme les comics, Disney, les marques publicitaires, mais aussi par les jeux vidéo, comme Tétris (voir son intervention sur le M.U.R en octobre 2010. Olivier « Speedy » Rizzo s'est débarrassé de son double, sans doute pour rire, le 1er avril 2004- En 2014, il expose avec Jean-Jacques Deleval et ERRO à l'Arsenal de Soisson.
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    Constructed textiles, 1994 - 1997
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