Atelier Kismet collaborated with D*Face (Dean Stockton), one of UK’s most proliﬁc Urban Contemporary artists. Entitled, Death & Glory, this collaborative piece represents the third iteration of the original D*Face artwork under the same title. Now released in miniature, the piece features a hidden incense burner chamber inside the ceramic model, bringing the sculpture to life as it smokes and fumes with the incense of choice.
The sculpture represents a signiﬁcant landmark in D*Face’s career as it was the opening statement to his ﬁrst solo show Death & Glory, StolenSpace Gallery, London (2006). Featuring a police car smashed under the weight of the iconic D*Dog, the work reﬂects on the recklessness of the police force actions in law enforcement and is a statement of the artist’s reaction against such conduct.
“Death and Glory” sculpture is an edition of 75 with measurements as the following:
Ceramic with Platinum Coating
19 cm x 11 cm x 12.5 cm
Glazed and Hand Decorated Ceramic
24 cm x 10 cm; height: 7.5 cm
28.6 cm x 27.6 cm; height: 21.2 cm
Dean Stockton, also known as D*Face, is one of UK’s most proliﬁc Urban Contemporary artists. Taking the public streets as his canvas, he blends art, grafﬁti and design to create murals that at the time, preceded Urban Art’s emergence as it is known today. The artist describes his work, often characterised by vibrant hues and sharp lines, as ‘aPOPcalyptic’. D*Face seeks to pick up from where the masters of 1980’s American Pop Art left off by subverting everyday images and icons, criticising the consumer dominated world and encouraging the viewer to carefully consider what otherwise might be taken for granted.
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The sculpture will be available on May 6th, Thursday @ 5PM UK Time at Atelier Kismet.