We were recently invited to Alain Dominique Gallizia’s studio in Paris France and asked to create some work for his collection.
The inside of the building was filled floor to ceiling with art work spanning over 30 years in graffiti. Many of these works were filed on the floor, leaning against room walls.
One of the first pieces that caught my eye was this Asia (Dondi) & Paris (Noc) canvas from the early 80’s. It was just leaning against other paintings on the floor in a dimly lit hallway. It was the second time I had seen a Dondi piece in person and being the nerd that I am, I spent some time scrutinizing every technical line or cut in his work. I tried to figure out what type of caps and paint he may have used to paint this reasonably quick piece.
Digging through the layers of canvases I started to uncover some rare pieces…
There were tons more paintings to see but it’s best not to show them in this way. These works will hopefully be on display in a museum in the near future. Motivated by this massive collection we headed upstairs in the studio to work on our pieces for the collection.