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From the artist behind FLYBOY, HEBRU BRANTLEY links up with Avant Arte to present to you “3 THE HARD WAY”. Avant Arte collaboration with Hebru, 3 THE HARD WAY,  Hebru says, “3 THE HARD WAY portrays the concept of standing together to fight a system of racism and violence against the Black community — because we are stronger together.”

Hear Hebru talking about collaboration and life as an artist when Avant Arte interviewed him last week below.

Hebru Brantley x Avant Arte – sculpture details from Avant Arte on Vimeo.

Hebru Brantley draws inspiration from comic books and pop art to create empowering, afrofuturist visions. Hebru says, “3 THE HARD WAY portrays the concept of standing together to fight a system of racism and violence against the Black community — because we are stronger together.” The sculpture, an edition of 50, is created from bronze with a specialist satin paint finish. This edition also comes as a print.

WHEN: will be launching on the 25th and the 26th of November 2020

Collectors will be required to pre-register for this work in order to participate in the launch of this edition. Any purchase will be subject to Anti-Money Laundering checks and collectors will be required to agree to a resale agreement.



                      Hebru Brantley creates narrative-driven work revolving around his conceptualized iconic characters. Brantley utilises these iconic characters to address complex ideas around nostalgia, the mental psyche, power and hope. The colour palettes, pop-art motifs and characters themselves create accessibility around Brantley’s layered and multifaceted ideas.

Majorly influenced by the South Side of Chicago’s Afro Cobra movement in the 1960s and 70s, Brantley uses the lineage of mural and graffiti work as a frame to explore his inquiries. Brantley applies a plethora of mediums from oil, acrylic, watercolour and spray paint to non-traditional mediums such as coffee and tea. Brantley’s work challenges the traditional view of the hero or protagonist. His work insists on a contemporary and distinct narrative that shapes and impacts the viewer’s gaze. 

Recognised nationally for public works and solo shows in Chicago, Hebru Brantley has exhibited in London, San Francisco, Atlanta, Miami, Seattle, Los Angeles and New York including Art Basel Switzerland, Art Basel Miami, Scope NYC and Frieze London. Brantley has been recognised in publications including the Chicago Tribune, Complex Magazine and NY Post. His work has been collected by Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emmanuel, The Pritzker Family and power couple Jay-Z and Beyonce.

Brantley has collaborated with brands like Nike, Hublot and Adidas. Brantley earned a B.A. in Film from Clark Atlanta University and has a background in design and Media Illustration

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