The image you see above is a print depicting a soldier getting tied up and disarmed by a race of tiny, round-headed creatures decked out in primary colors. Inspired by the 18th century classic novel Gulliver’s Travels, the art first existed as a sizable mural in Brooklyn (at Waterbury & Meserole Streets).
Within hours of being finished, two laborers arrived with bucket paint and rollers to buff the mural.
The artists told ANIMAL that the property owner gave them a dubious explanation for blacking out the mural and that they believe he wasn’t happy with its politically-charged nature
Since the mural was covered so fast, it was never widely photographed or seen apart from a handful of Instagram posts, but the international trio of Brooklyn-based artists figured out a way to showcase the work and help pay their rent: they made it a print in partnership with U.T.B. (Under the Bridge) Gallery.
The ten-color, screenprinted work measures 24 x 18 inches, is limited edition (100 pieces), and comes signed and numbered. It goes on sale today at NOON (EST).
They’ll also be offering a hand embellished version — Sonni will be drawing two of his signature characters on each print — with a black background that’s even more exclusive. It will be limited to 20 pieces.