‘Hawk and Caballero in “Double Trouble”' 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.”
‘Hawk and Caballero in “Double Trouble”’ depicts the mirror image silhouettes to two men, symmetrically suspended in the dynamic instant of a skateboarding trick. Agent X has used an urban, black and white photograph as the print’s background, depicting rows of tenement buildings, while the two figures have been created from bright, bold, graffiti designs, for a brilliant juxtaposition of colourful human activity in the grey cityscape.