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Bäst

American

Using collage to create what he calls “mutated scenes,” the Brooklyn-based street artist known as Bäst has been embellishing urban environments in New York and Europe with his wheat-pasted posters for more than 15 years. Inspired by early punk flyers and a gritty urban aesthetic, Bäst appropriates iconic images from 20th- and 21st-century mass culture, creating collages that merge classic cartoon characters, fast food branding, and sex advertisements into biting satires of consumer culture. The artist has exhibited internationally with both solo shows and collaborative projects with the artistic duo FAILE. As Bäst’s work continues to gain notoriety both on the streets and in the galleries, he remains one of the few truly anonymous artists.