André Saraiva at Galeries Lafayette
Visitors to Galeries Lafayette will be doing the Snoopy dance over André Saraiva’s tribute to Charles Schulz. Known for his signature graffiti-style designs, the artist made a special guest appearance alongside Snoopy, at an opening night family-friendly event on May 12, 2019. In addition to signing posters, Saraiva tagged his latest creation—a fanciful, larger-scale interpretation of Joe Cool’s fabled dog house.
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On the street André is known by his graffiti-artist alter ego, the tag Mr. A and for his concept “Love Graffiti.” Mr A is a funny, round face, with a huge smile and a wink that follows you everywhere, and now is all over the world — and often in pink! — a color that is pretty much taboo in the graffiti world, except when it’s André’s monochromatic style. The Love graffiti are tags of people’s names commissioned by their loved ones that he does in pop colors near where they live, so that they can’t miss it. In André’s world, drawings have a special currency, like billets-doux to share love. For him, the only way to escape the smothering blanket of capitalism, in or out of the art world, is in things you can’t buy — love and generosity.