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NEW JAY-Z! Jef Aerosol Gives Props to NYC, BKLN, and JAY-Z with New Iconic Stencil

Posted on January 18, 2010

Street Art Stencil Artist Jef Aerosol unveils a brand-new stencil of Jay-Z for his upcoming Debut Show in New York.

A five layer hand-cut stencil of Jay-Z by international street artist Jef Aerosol will debut next week at the Ad Hoc show.
A five layer hand-cut stencil of Jay-Z by international street artist Jef Aerosol will debut next week at the Ad Hoc show.

Aerosol is well-known for his other rock and roll icons in the 30 years he’s been getting up all over the globe with stencils: Dylan, Jagger, Bowie, Vicious, Morrison, Lennon and Yoko, Hendrix, Cobain,  — and of course there are New Yorkers like Patty Smith and The Ramones.

Now, as he prepares to make his debut solo gallery show in New York in 2010, Aerosol is in an EMPIRE STATE OF MIND and pays tribute with this fresh new portrait of rapper Jay-Z.

Every era has it’s icons, and with a 20-year old son of his own, clearly Aerosol has his eye on one of today’s best known music pillars.  Now with more Number 1 Albums than Elvis Presley, it only makes sense that Brooklyn’s hometown hero has passed into the icon pantheon of Aerosol.

Have you ever seen the steps it takes to make a stencil? Jef Aerosol shows you inside his studio:

To build up the dimension of the image, Aerosol cut 5 different layers of stencils.
To build up the dimension of the image, Aerosol cut 5 different layers of stencils.

The ink glistens on the background silhoette.

The first layer of glistening paint creates the silhouette of the image.

 Each

Each stencil is cut slightly differently to create the whole image.

Slight variations in hue also add the illusion of dimension.

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The new Jay-Z by Jef Aerosol.

Here’s the Press Release for the Upcoming Show at Ad Hoc January 29th.