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Artwork information

Category

Drawing

Technique

Mixed media on banknote

Date

2019

Dimensions

18.2 cm x 9.7 cm

Signature

Signed

Proof(s) of authenticity

The work is sold with a certificate of authenticity issued by the artist on 18 June 2019.
Reference : 95/1000-N°09798

State of conservation

Very good

Framing

Yes

Location

Île-de-France, France

Description

A sentence from the artist about his 500 franc banknotes:
"Who remembers the Pascal?
I'm talking about a time that those under 20 can't know.
This series is a tribute to the good old days, back then, you could get anything with 500 francs.
"

Provenance

French private collection
Artist's studio

Bibliography

Sale catalogue "ANTIQUORUM BOULE MONACO"


Cyril Kongo

Painter
Drawer
FranceBorn in : 1969Famous artistFamous artist

Cyril Phan is a French graffiti artist born in 1969. Known under the pseudonym "Kongo", he is one of the most important figures of the French graffiti art scene.

Born to a Vietnamese father and a French mother, the artist lived for two years in the Republic of Congo with his mother. Kongo started doing graffiti in 1986. He was part of the MAC (Mort Aux Cons) collective. He has also been instrumental in defending graffiti as an artistic discipline.

His work is marked by his experiences and his vision of life. Kongo has participated in many national and international festivals. His works are collected by important private collections.

On the strength of his reputation, prestigious brands have begun to entrust him with the creation of luxury products, including a "carré" for Hermès in 2011; a glass paste aerosol in collaboration with Daum in 2016, and unique watches with watchmaker Richard Mille. Karl Lagerfeld was asked to collaborate with the artist for the 2018 collection of Chanel Métier d'Art presented in New York.

Cyril Kongo

FranceBorn in : 1969Famous artistFamous artist
Painter
Drawer

Cyril Phan is a French graffiti artist born in 1969. Known under the pseudonym "Kongo", he is one of the most important figures of the French graffiti art scene.

Born to a Vietnamese father and a French mother, the artist lived for two years in the Republic of Congo with his mother. Kongo started doing graffiti in 1986. He was part of the MAC (Mort Aux Cons) collective. He has also been instrumental in defending graffiti as an artistic discipline.

His work is marked by his experiences and his vision of life. Kongo has participated in many national and international festivals. His works are collected by important private collections.

On the strength of his reputation, prestigious brands have begun to entrust him with the creation of luxury products, including a "carré" for Hermès in 2011; a glass paste aerosol in collaboration with Daum in 2016, and unique watches with watchmaker Richard Mille. Karl Lagerfeld was asked to collaborate with the artist for the 2018 collection of Chanel Métier d'Art presented in New York.