Urban art by Sly…….And in your home for the price of a poster.
Damien’s Dotty, Spotty, Puppy Dawg.
(or Art and Commercialism)
by Juan Sly.
Damien had a little dawg,
Its fur was white as snow,
Everywhere that Damien went
The dawg was sure to go.
He painted it with spots one day,
Which was rather cruel,
That made the critics laugh and say;
“He’s dotty as a fool.”
But then the public, it turned out,
Came from far, then neared,
They waited patiently about
But no dawg appeared.
“Where’s Dotty, Spotty, Puppy Dawg?”
The worried public cried.
“The gift shop has got loads, to flog,”
These are not prints as each is individually done and signed to order and consequently vary a little from the illustrated picture. These paintings are sprayed onto plain paper and are ready to hang with crossbars and nails.
It is likely that Juan Sly has become the biggest seller of original artworks in the UK. An artist exhibiting in mainly spray stencils and oils. He has exhibited at the Saatchi (a proper gallery with pillars and everything!) alongside the likes of Banksy, Terry O’Neil, Tracy Emin and Vic Reeves and now has a permanent collections at the Cut-Up in Germany, Detroit to a gallery opposite the Tate alongside Damien Hirst and some other artists you might of heard of plus private collections around the globe. His works rock from humour to anti-war, sex to surreal. Particularly fond of the stencil medium as it allows him to quickly respond to events and ideas and gives the work that gritty illegal look. The stencils naturally allow the works to be resprayed and so become affordable and disposable. He likes the fact that people can buy art that they like and not to show off how much they can afford. You can find them in bedsits, legal offices in the Temple or stuck to a fence in Bristol.