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D*Face Takes Over the Streets of New York

UK-based street artist D*Face has just recently made the trip to the States and transformed urban walls across New York City with his Roy Lichtenstein-inspired murals. The three public works known as Love Her, Hate Him, Handle With Care, and Grim Tales each reflect D*Face's comicbook style. In this new set of street murals, the artist recreates a character eerily similar to the skull-faced man in a suit from Beauty and the Skeletor. Rather than driving off in a fast car with a young dame, the skeletal man is affectionately clutching onto a buxom blonde, as though trying to deter her from leaving. There seems to be a running theme of despair and not wanting to let go in these three pieces. Even the Grim Reaper is tossing a pair of dice with the artist's own caption reading “Cheat death.”

D*Face's large-scale creations can be seen by passersby in Manhattan's Soho (on the corner of Prince and Spring Street) and Brooklyn's Williamsburg (at 158 Roebling).

D*Face website
via [Complex]


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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