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Jerkface (American)

Paintings

Birth Place: New York, NY USA

Biography:

Who is painter Jerkface?

Jerkface is a graffiti and urban artist whose work often features popular cartoon characters and repeated geometric shapes. His work is often humorous, upbeat, and focused on pop culture. While other artists in this genre may occasionally veer into ironic or cynical territory, there is life and energy imbued into every Jerkface painting. The popularity of his work has grown a massive amount as urban artists have been adopted into the mainstream. He’s been a part of multiple exhibitions in and around NYC and was recently featured in his own solo show in Hong Kong. This show, “Saturday Morning” was Jerkface’s interpretation of cartoons of the 1980s and 1990s. 

What kind of art does Jerkface make?

Jerkface makes urban art and graffiti pieces that are primarily riffs on pop culture, specifically cartoons of the 1980s and 1990s. While there have been many sub-genres used to describe Jerkface paintings (mash-ups, pop provocations, designs) it’s useful to note that Jerkface himself has resisted most of these labels. His aesthetics and design background are on full display in every piece. Jerkface himself said in a recent interview that he works hard to transcend those labels. “Because of the attention to composition, flow, and color placement of each piece, I believe it cannot be so simply defined as design, mash-ups, or pop provocations.”

How did painter Jerkface get started?

Born in New York, Jerkface began as a graffiti artist in the early 2000s, around the time of his sixteenth birthday. As to his curious choice of moniker, Jerkface credits an early interaction (and inside joke) with an ex-girlfriend for his nom-de-plume. Jerkface’s education has been mainly self-taught. He’s avoided contact with many other urban artists and hasn’t had much in the way of formal training. He credits his youth in NYC as the key to his aesthetics.

How much are Jerkface paintings worth?

Jerkface is a relatively new artist whose work, while in demand, is still quite affordable for most collectors. The price for an original Jerkface painting can range between a few hundred dollars while in the upper range can reach ten thousand dollars or more. The most ever paid at auction for a Jerkface painting is $17,616 for the piece POOH in 2017 in Hong Kong. The most ever paid in America for a Jerkface painting is $4,500 for Homer Simpson, n.d. (not given) which was sold by Heritage Auctions on June 7th, 2018. 

Where to buy Jerkface paintings for sale?

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How to value Jerkface paintings?

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