‘Juicy’ song by Rap Idol, Hero, and Pioneer, Notorious B.I.G!
The song Juicy from rap legend Notorious B.I.G. inspired Above to make this print. All of the text and visuals in the print come directly from Biggie’s lyrics in Juicy. “It was all a dream, I used to read Word Up magazine…”
There are only 11 reverse A/P Juicy prints. Each print is a unique 1-off.
Above holding one of the 11 reverse A/P Juicy prints.
Above screen printed the images of Jack Nicholson and Sean Connery onto his wooden arrows. This edition is very small with only 4 of each Sean and Jack made. Take a look.
PRINT NAME: ‘JACK’ arrow // ‘SEAN’ arrow
EDITION SIZE: Only 4 of each the Jack and the Sean arrows were printed.
RELEASE DATE & TIME: Friday April 26th, 2013. // RELEASE TIME 09:00 P.S.T. LOS ANGELES / WEST COAST USA. The paypal button will appear at bottom of this page at the specified time for purchasing this print.
TIME ZONE CONVERSIONS @ THE WORLD: NEW YORK CITY: 12:00 // LONDON: 16:00 // PARIS: 17:00 // DUBAI & MOSCOW: 20:00 // SHANGHAI 00:00 (Sat 27th) // TOKYO: 01:00 (Sat 27th) // MELBOURNE: 03:00 (Sat 27th)
WOODEN ARROW: Each arrow is 55cm tall x 50 cm wide x 6mm thick. // Each arrow is 22 inches tall x 20 inches wide x 1/4 inch thickness.
PRINT FEATURES: All arrows are signed, dated, and numbered on the reverse.
PRICE Both editions have sold out.
LIMIT PER PERSON: only 1 of each the Jack and Sean arrow.
Some new process photos of the Notorious B.I.G, Juicy print.
One of the stencils for the hand finishing parts.
We will keep posting new photos as soon as we have them. Thank you for your interest and support. Have a wonderful weekend.
The second print in the Idols, Heroes, and Pioneers series is Notorious B.I.G. Above has started designing the layout of this print. Expect to see more updates once he start the printing process.
Hoooooray. All three versions of Marilyn likes it hotter are completed. For release date, time and all other info about Marilyn Likes It Hotter >>>CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE DETAILS.<<<<
Hoooooray! The Baby Blue and Hot Pink versions of Marilyn Likes It Hotter are now finished. Take a quick peek at some examples.
In the coming day we will provide more photos and info about when these are available for purchase.
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Baby Blue and Hot Pink versions in the drying rack.
Baby Blue edition.
Hot Pink edition
close up detail
Every print is a unique 1-off variant.
The 24-layer Marilyn likes it hotter artist proof edition is finished. This A/P edition was printed in reverse from the normal Marilyn likes it hotter edition. Above is currently printing the normal edition but in the mean time we wanted to share these final preview photos.
There are only 11- prints in the A/P reverse edition. Above hand painted, and stenciled many layers on every print making each print significantly unique. Check out a preview of the final results. We greatly appreciate your support and interest.
Above holding up one of the 24-layer prints. The size of the paper is 45 cm wide x 60 cm tall // 18 in wide x 24 in tall.
Here is the up to date info about the Marilyn Likes It Hotter A/P edtion:
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PRINT NAME: Marilyn Likes It Hotter: (Artist proof)
SERIES NAME: Idols, Heroes, and Pioneers. (I.H.P.)
EDITION SIZE: Only 11 prints.
RELEASE DATE & TIME: Still to be determined.
INK & PAPER: Lennox-100 archival white 250 gsm paper. Each piece of paper has hand torn deckle edges. The paper size is 45 cm wide X 60 cm tall ( 18 in wide X 24 in tall ) Above hand painted each print individually with spray paint, acrylic paint, oil sticks, and screen printing inks.
PRINT FEATURES: This print has 24 layers, hand finished and printed by Above. Each print is signed with pencil on the front. The reverse of each print is signed, dated, numbered, and custom stamped. Each print is a unique 1-off variant made with passion, attention, and love.
PRICE: Price will be determined once the normal edition is completed.
LIMIT PER PERSON: 1 print per person. Each print is a unique 1-off. Your print may differ from those shown.
I.H.P. SERIES INFO: The concept for this series is straightforward. Above is selecting the subject of each print based on who he deems as an Idol, Hero, or Pioneer. Above has admitted previously in interviews that since childhood, he has had an obsession with Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn Likes It Hotter is the premier print in this colorful new edition.
Here are new photos and updates about the normal edition. Above has split the edition in half with two different color versions. Hot pink and baby blue are the two versions to select from. Take a closer look at the process photos. We love your feedback and support on this print, thank you.
Example of the hot pink version in process
Another hot pink version in process.
Example of baby blue version in process.
Another example of baby blue in process.
Close up of part of the hot pink printed.
Thank you all for your loving support. This print is near completion and I expect to post more photos in the coming days.
You noticed in the previous post that Above has finished the revere, artist’s proof edition of the Marilyn likes it hotter print. Not wasting any time he has jumped right in and started working on the normal edition. We appreciate your interest and hope you enjoy seeing these process photos.
Above cuts a stencil to be put directly on top of each print. The effect makes each print have it’s own unique colorway.
Prior to putting the cut stencil on top of each print he paints the background with spray paint, oil sticks, and acrylic brush paints.
Waiting for paint to dry…
Here is the stencil in between painting.