Medium: Hand signed, limited edition serigraph on paper
Edition: AP #4/20
Size: 90.0cm x 74.0cm
Good To Know: Unframed, professionally packed, stored flat in humidity controlled art storage facility, condition report available upon request
"I first came up with the Vandal concept back in 2005. I was walking through London and I saw one of those massive golfing umbrellas on the ground. On second glance I saw that there was someone underneath it lighting up a pipe. This is how the Vandal Triptych print came about, it stuck in my head and it got me thinking that umbrellas act as the perfect smoke screen for pretty much anything, especially graffiti. The second decoy is the outfit, someone dressed as a quintessential Englishman donning a bowler hat is not the kind of person you would expect to be doing graffiti.
"Having heard the term 'paint the town red' The Vandal decided he has one mission, take it to the extreme and paint in every colour imaginable, not just the town - the world!" ~ Nick Walker
This particular image portrays the Vandal character (who some say is a biographical reflection of the artist) blowing up two rats. Speculation is that this is a cheeky message aimed at fellow street artist Banksy, as he utilises the rat character within his street art pieces.
Source: 'The Art of Nick Walker' published by Nick Walker in 2014