ANDRÉ ‘MR.A’ Ball
In a limited and numbered edition of 100, André’s alter ego, ‘MR.A’ has been moulded into a ball shaped sculpture. Made out of resin and with a diameter of 23.6 inches, the ‘MR.A’ Ball is part of a release with 30 sketches and other items available through colette.
On the street André is known by his graffiti-artist alter ego, Mr. A, and for his “Love Graffiti” concept. André moved from the street to galleries with much hesitation. After proactively changing the nightlife of cities such as Paris, New York, and Tokyo, and giving new life to his characters through multiple collaborations, he is now ready to share his quieter moments, which he draws on scraps of paper or in notebooks, constantly filling them, but rarely sharing them with others. This is a more personal and intimate activity, far from the commercialism of art. This selection were influenced by the psychedelic love imagery of the 60s and 70s, along with his visual memories of the comic books he read as a kid. In André’s world, drawings have a special currency, like billets-doux for sharing love. For him, the only way to escape the smothering blanket of capitalism, inside or outside of the art world, is in things you can’t buy: love and generosity. Drawings will be composed of 30 sketches of every size, limited edition silkscreens, Quiksilver unique surfboards and more surprises!