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Kobra Gets Pugilistic with Warhol and Basquiat in Brooklyn

Posted on October 6, 2014

Expert colorist KOBRA rocked a New York theme in Williamsburg last week with his own tesla patterned faces of Andy Warhol and Jean Michel Basquiat. Not exactly the scale you usually see him doing – like this one in Sao Paulo he painted last year, the iconic Times Square scene he did near New York’s Highline, or even the portrait of Alfred Nobel he did in Sweden last month.

But the relevance of the subject matter to the Street Art scene here could not be more on point as these two loom large over many artists today. 29 years ago this month the poster and photo shoot that inspired this painting was devised by gallerist Tony Shafrazi to promote an unprecedented dual show in Soho.

Stay tuned to see if we can get our Brazilian bros a bigger wall in BK this week. Who knows?brooklyn-street-art-kobra-jaime-rojo-10-05-14-web-4

Kobra (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Kobra (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Kobra (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Kobra (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Kobra to the left with Abmaldo his assistant to the right. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Kobra (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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