“I go to sleep with a pizza on my chest"
For more than 15 years the streets of New York and Europe became an open-air exhibition for Bäst’s artistic collages, or better, for what he calls “mutated characters” and “mutated scenes”, that have since then embellished urban metropolis’ walls. By combining images from mass culture with cartoons characters, fast food brandings, and sex advertisement he creates punk-styled wheat-pasted posters.
The artist decides to bring forward his art’s identity and to conceal himself’s and by refusing interviews, he only states: “I go to sleep with a pizza on my chest. It’s embarrassing”.
As for statement that seems almost to be an attempt of self-effacement, as if he wanted to belittle himself, but that truly belies a successful under- and above-ground career, accomplished through collaborations with great artists such as Marc Jacobs and urban collectives, such as FAILE and finally through his many projects and intriguing solo exhibitions.
15 x 15
Events, Posted on 19/12/2017
After a year from its opening, Cellar celebrates the faceless artist of NYC, Bäst, inaugurating his first solo exhibition Under/Above, on display at the gallery until February 2018.Read more
Special projects, Posted on 23/11/2017
Studio visit con Bäst: l'essenza del creare con l'artista senza volto di New York City.Read more
by Davide Raffaelli