Ben Eine – Dictador Art Masters
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Ben Eine

Ben Eine was born in 1970, in London. As a youngster, he worked for Lloyds of London and started painting walls as a vandal leaving his first tag all over London.Eine has been arrested for vandalism 14 times and was categorized as an artistic fugitive at a young age, but after two of his fellow graffiti artists were arrested and sent to prison he decided to step aside. After a while, he devoted his full attention to decorating the streets. During the course of time, Ben Eine became master graffiti artist and in past few years established a studio titled simply Pictures on Walls which became known for most iconic works.

His commercial prominence popped up due to a symbiotic partnership with London graffiti artist Banksy. It was a vice versa exchange since, Banksy was able to access the underground scene through Eine and through Banksy, Eine accessed the commercial world. After then Uk Prime minister David Cameron presented one of his works to US President Obama as a gift on his first official state visit Eine’s career burst. In addition to the fame were his murals painted in his trademark colors and typography in Middlesex Street, London.

In 2013 Ben Eine was approached by an entrepreneur Richard Branson who recognized the full potential of the artist’s work. The notable airline Virgin Atlantic, which is run by Branson, displayed ten works by the artist in their upper-class clubhouses at Heathrow and New York’s JFK airport. The innovative approach included of presentation of Eine’s works in a virtual gallery so the passengers travelling between London and New York were able to view, enjoy, and acquire his works.

Date

March 28, 2018