BLADE - "Establishment"- Painting, Spray Paint/Marker on canvas measures 56" x 28" (142 cm X 71 cm) 2014.
The Establishment painting was a concept
because the Critics were shooting down Graffiti & saying Andy Warhol's contemporary art was good & Franz Haks Director of the Gronniger Museum said this concept is great because Graffiti is such a unique art form & the Museum owns the original piece.
Now Graffiti Art is accepted Worldwide(Globally)
1979 was the Original train & 1992 on canvas
King Master visionary! Blade is more than a graffiti artist. A remarkable pivotal figure in the history of graffiti Blade's successes as a graffiti artist are myriad.Blade's artwork has been extensively collected & exhibited for over 25years & has participated in over 75 select solo group gallery exhibitions throughout the world! Blade has also been involved in in numerous symposiums, appeared in hundreds of articles, television features, magazine/ journal publications & catalogues.
At the forefront of the subway graffiti art movement in the early 70s, Blade's work is not only recognized as significantly influential, but his lengthy career as a professional artist has warranted worldwide notoriety & fame. Painting over 5000 trains & evolving to new levels of subway & canvas graffiti Blade has had exhibitions at the Whitney museum(2000) Cleveland's Rock n Roll Hall of Fame (2000) A 1991 show at The Musse National De Monuments Francais (Paris France) numerous shows at the Groniger Museum, and dozens of shows in Europe & Asia.On October 28,1994,Blade was invited to the Groniger museum to meet the Queen of England, as she was attending the prestigious institustion's re-opening.