Title: 'God Save Dalí'
Size: 91.44h x 61w x 3d cm (36h x 24w x 1.18d inches)
Media: Mixed media with vintage banknotes and antique newsprint on clear block, resin finish and custom walnut frame.
'God Save Dalí' is an original artwork by Mariano, a Buenos Aires-born, Brooklyn-based street artist known by his tag BNS.
In BNS’ punk rock version of Salvador Dali he is rocking a Mohawk and a leather jacket. His wife, muse and life-long partner Gala is with him, as usual, only this time – as a tattoo over his eyebrow. In the background a silkscreened image of a skull made out of female bodies can be seen. It is known as part of “In Voluptas Mors” or Voluptuous Death, a portrait photo-shoot of Dali by American photographer Philippe Halsman. Among other silkscreened images seen in the background there are sketches of a woman with drawers coming out of her body, an allusion to Dali’s work. The title of this piece, “God Save Dali”, is a parody of Sex Pistols’ song “God Save the Queen”.
BNS draws inspiration from the energy of the city context in which he has always lived, be it Buenos Aires, New York or more recently Barcelona. Through his murals in urban spaces he is continuously leaving a vibrant imprint in the public space, letting his work flow on, as well as off, the streets.
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