(New York, NY) 1DROP Gallery is pleased to announce the release of a collaborative series, ‘I Asked Myself for Peace’ by JPO and B.D. White on Friday September 29th 2023 at 1pm EST. This limited-edition series is archival pigment print and features 3 works; The Lights Don’t Move, Spare Me the Glow, and The Colors Don’t Fade.
Each title in the ‘I Asked Myself for Peace’ series is limited to a run of 15 editions, sized to 24 x 14.5 inches, and are signed and numbered by the artist themselves. Additionally, there is a hand-finished edition of 3 for each title in the series, which include glow-in-the-dark acrylic paint, with some within the set containing gold and technicolor pigment powder. Individually the pieces are priced at $225, with the customized hand-finished prints available for $350, a rare deal for discerning collectors as well as an accessible entry point for those looking to own a piece of street art history.
This series marks the first time these long-term friends have collaborated on art since 2016. John Paul O’Grodnick, better known as JPO, and B.D. White have done a variety of high-profile pieces in the past, including a mural of Drake at the 2016 VMA Awards, plus a portrait of Halsey for an event with her label, as well as murals in Miami, and founding the street art magazine SOLD. Additionally, this is B.D. White’s return to hand-painted art since taking time to focus on developing his NFT portfolio during the pandemic.
In the words of the artists, “We had so much fun making these prints together,” B.D. White said. “I’m really proud of how these came out. The craftsmanship really shows in these prints,” JPO added.
About the Artists:
John Paul O’Grodnick (JPO): is a visual artist based out of New York City known for his vibrant and elusive painting style. JPO translates raw emotions into colorful, powerful, and expressive works of art while visually connecting concepts of human perception.JPO’s passion for the arts emerged at a young age, for he was inspired by the eclectic tastes of his father and sister, who introduced him to improvisational styles of music and meditation. JPO draws much of his inspiration from his zeal to the practice of meditation. When he paints, he channels his third eye. His work has been shown in galleries across the country and his murals, painted on famous walls in New York City. JPO has also collaborated with brands such as: GAP, MTV, The Grammys, Lululemon, Saks Fifth Ave, JBL Audio, Puma and Maxim Magazine.
B.D. White: entered the art scene by painting hundreds of streetlight bases throughout New York City. Despite his spinal injury, he earned a reputation as a prolific street artist using spray paint and stencils as his main medium.
From the beginning B.D. knew he was always going to be an artist. What he didn’t count on was a sporting accident at the age of 18 that left him with a broken back, paralyzed and in a wheelchair. Undeterred, B.D. decided to take his works directly to the public via the gallery known as the streets of New York. What some call “street art,” B.D. dubs “mindful vandalism” and despite his inability to easily flee if discovered, B.D. began to create compelling art on the streets in both Manhattan and Brooklyn. Taking advantage of his seated position, his works were uniquely placed very low on walls and street lamps, areas where others may not have thought of using. Inspired by Shepard Fairey’s style, B.D. has taken the stencil technique to unprecedented levels of complexity; utilizing 60 to 95 stencil layers per painting.
To date, B.D. has shown in group exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Chicago, Miami, and Berlin. An installation at the World Trade Center, exposure at Scope Art Fair during Art Basel in Miami, a month-long solo show at Castle Fitzjohns Gallery in Manhattan, a window display at Saks Fifth Ave. as well as his continued work on the streets of New York; have garnered him a strong and growing collector base.
Based out of the heart of New York City, 1DROP Gallery is an online contemporary urban art gallery. The gallery focuses on work influenced by graffiti and street art.
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