Amerika - Red is a screen print on metallic paper by contemporary artist Pure Evil. The piece depicts the iconic Statue of Liberty, standing against stencilled stars of the US flag. In spray painted red, the classic image of Americana takes on a contemporary street style. Pure Evil finishes the piece with his signature teardrop, dripping under Liberty's right eye. A comment on the state of the nation, Amerika - Red mourns the loss of liberty in a country once built on ideals of freedom and tolerance.
London-based artist Pure Evil (aka Charles Uzzell) is known for covering the city streets with his iconic graffiti-tag bunnies. Today, his limited edition print works have become collectable items, featuring crying cultural icons from Marilyn Monroe to Sharon Tate to the master of pop art himself, Andy Warhol.
From a limited edition of just 30, hand signed and numbered by the artist, this affordable print is a must-have for art collectors ahead of the curve.
Size (cm): 50 x 50
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Medium: Silkscreen, Print
Edition Type: Limited Edition
Edition Size: 30
Size (cm): 50 x 50
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About the artist
Charles Uzzell Edwards adopted his dramatic moniker, Pure Evil, after shooting a rabbit when he was ten years old and feeling overcome with guilt. Macabre and hyperbolic, Uzzell’s nickname has informed his aesthetic ever since, from his early graffiti-tag bunnies to his tragic celebrity iconography, always using his art to reflect the darkness of the contemporary world.
Heavily influenced by the Pop Art movement, Pure Evil is known for his Nightmare Series: doomed female icons, from Marilyn Monroe to Sharon Tate, are portrayed in Pop print colours, while a single, heavy tear (the artist’s trademark symbol) drips down their fated faces. A comment on the ills of celebrity culture, and the brutal realities of fandom and adulation, the instantly recognisable Nightmare Series has earned Pure Evil a well-deserved following in both Street and Contemporary Art circles.