‘Graffiti Rula’ is a Giclée Print by contemporary artist Agent X. From a limited edition of 20, the print is signed and numbered by the artist.
Agent X is an experimental multimedia artist, working at the forefront of contemporary art with a unique aesthetic that juxtaposes pop culture, fashion, music, politics and race. His memorable moniker hints at the ungraspable nature of his art, which shifts from piece to piece, never the same while always seeking to probe the role of the artwork.
Poignantly, the name Agent X also alludes to a brutal moment in American history: X signifies the last name commonly given to African American slaves and, working under this pseudonym, the elusive artist strives to honour the victims of this history, seeing himself as “a slave to my art in a twisted way.”
‘Graffiti Rula’ depicts a man in an oversized white t-shirt, a crown poised on his head and an abundance of heavy gold chains strung around his neck, as he poses against a rococo patterned wallpaper. With surrealist overtones, Agent X has replaced the ‘rula's' face and hands with bright, bold, graffiti designs, brilliantly merging motifs for a compelling piece of contemporary print work.