Street a.k.a. Museum at the Portsmouth Museum of Art introduced Portsmouth to an amazingly innovative & educational event in 2011. They invited five internationally recognized street artists to create murals on “donated” walls around Portsmouth. The exhibit was a huge success and stoked many lively conversations. Luckily quite a few of the pieces are still with us.
The Ceres Street wall is a collaboration between L.A. based artist Shark Toof and German artist Andreas von Chrzanowski (also known as Case). This wall was started and completed on the last day of the artists’ stay in Portsmouth. The wall juxtaposes the artists’ two very different styles – Andreas’ photo-realistic peaceful dove with Shark Toof’s aggressive, graffiti inspired shark. The shark is his signature image. Shark Toof spent a couple of years searching for the perfect image to use for his street art. In 2006 he found it while driving to a camping trip. His sharks are comic-influenced, versatile, yet aggressive which he needed in the L.A. street art community. Shark Toof incorporates his graffiti roots into his images using tagging, the writing of an artist’s name, in the background of his sharks.
This piece has become a beloved landmark in our city and we thought it was perfect to include in A Tiny Bit Huge.
- Pre-shrunk 100% combed ring spun cotton, Heather Colors are 60% polyester/40% combed ring spun cotton
- Fabric 30/1
- Tubular construction
- Display tape
- Relaxed unlined hood with contrast drawcord
- Double-needle neck, sleeve and bottom hem
- TearAway label
- Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 Certified
- Colors: Black/Dark Grey
- Sizes: S – 2XL
- Fit: Semi-fitted