MONSIEUR A : ANDRE - アンドレMR A in Harajuku



ANDRE SARAIVA - MONSIEUR A : ANDRE - アンドレMR A

アンドレ・サレヴァは、ポルトガル人の両親を持ち、スウェーデンのウプサラで生まれ、パリで育つ。1985年からグラフィティを始め、パリの初期グラフィティシーンの主要メンバーであるインベーダー(Invader)やゼウス(Zevs)と共にバンクシー(Banksy)のストリート・アート映画『Exit through the Giftshop』に出演した。東京・南青山にあるクラブラウンジ「ルバロンドパリ(Le Baron de Paris)」の創始者でもある。

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André aka Monsieur André aka Monsieur A, born Andre Saraiva is a French graffiti artist. He paints a distinctive stick-figure character, usually with a top hat and an 'X' in place of one of the eyes. He started doing graffiti in 1985.

Born in Sweden, Andre became famous in the late 90's with Mr A, a cartoonish character with a round head, a cross and a circle for his eyes, a big smile and very long legs, which he used to draw all over the streets of Paris. He is part of the early parisian graffiti scene along with Invader and Zeus, and he appears in Banksy street art movie, Exit Through the Gift Shop. His distinctive style, poetic and joyful, and his use of pink color, made him quickly stand out. In the early 2000s, he developed the Love Graffiti series.

Andre was formerly married to French/American electro artist, Uffie.

While he is said to be very reclusive, he appears in the documentary Exit Through The Gift Shop. His appearance was shot by Thierry Guetta, a self-proclaimed French artist living in Los Angeles.

He has also open Le Baron de Paris - Tokyo in Aoyama - Tokyo. French classy club in the center of Tokyo. He has also collaborated with the Vodka brand Belvedere by designing bottles and glasses. Finally you can enjoy his funny designed of Mickey Viagra.

from wikipedia

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