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Jef Aérosol

Born in: 1957

France

Famous artist

Biography

Jef Aérosol, in one name, has given us the universe. We can already hear the sound of the ball which resonates against the walls with spray paint and can smell the solvent, freed through the spray.

Born in Nantes in 1957, Jef Aérosol, his real name Jean-François Perroy, is a French graffiti artist. He belongs to the first wave of street artists, who developed their stencil in the 80's. "Blek Le Rat", "Miss Tic" or Epsylon Point, all these names are considered as true icons and the founding fathers of urban art today.

In the whole of France, on can see figures emerge and it is their black silhouette which gives them life. Jef Aérosol began in Tours, Orléans and Lille before attacking London, Rome, Lisbon and Brussels...His passion for street is due to the punk movement, which made a lot of noise in 1980, a cultural mosh which brought along artists from various horizons.

Before beginning his career, Jef Aérosol was an English teacher, but his desire for music and art in general, slowly made him change paths. He draws inspiration from rock iconography, as he was also a member of this group and drew inspiration from icons like Clash or Bob Dylan, as well as vinyl covers.

When the artist embarked on ephemeral art, music is not his only creative motor but also names like Ernest Pignon Ernest and Georges Rousse, legendary names for murals.

Initially, the subjects for his stencil work was his own self, Jef Aérosol. Following this, he used the rock generation personalities like Elvis Presley or Jimmy Hendrix, and froze their portraits between two lanes, whether they were a star or not, each one became a VIP (Very Important Pochoir) for him. This is how he began taking musicians or passers by on the street as models...

His work stands out due to the red arrow in all his drawings, but which doesn't have a precise explanation. He is mostly famous for « Sitting Kid » a stencil, symbolizing a young child who is alone and withdrawn. This became famous around the world and is now part of the Wall of China.

But distance isn't his only victory. On a wall in Paris, in front of the Stravinsky fountain of Niki de Saint Phalle and Jean Tinguely, a face looks at us, with eyes that clearly hint that it's time to be quiet. "Chuuut " is his biggest work, it measures 350 m2 (22 x 14 m).

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Jef Aérosol, Keith Richards, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Keith Richards, 2018
57.5 x 44.5 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$11,427

Jef Aérosol, Tango, Print

Jef Aérosol

Tango, 2014
31.5 x 23.6 inch
Print

$628

Our recommendations Jef Aérosol, Looking down, Sculpture

Jef Aérosol

Looking down, 2018
59.1 x 25.2 x 1 inch
Sculpture

$5,142

Jef Aérosol, Kate Moss et Pete Doherty, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Kate Moss et Pete Doherty, 2018
23.6 x 23.6 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$3,999

Our recommendations Jef Aérosol, De la musique avant toute chose, Print

Jef Aérosol

De la musique avant toute chose, 2018
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Print

$343

Jef Aérosol, The crowd, Painting

Jef Aérosol

The crowd, 2012
23.6 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$5,028

Our recommendations Jef Aérosol, Petit fille et papillon, Sculpture

Jef Aérosol

Petit fille et papillon, 2019
35 x 15.4 x 1.6 inch
Sculpture

$3,771

Our recommendations Jef Aérosol, Young, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Young, 2015
39.4 x 39.4 x 2.4 inch
Painting

$7,427

Jef Aérosol, Chuuuttt !!!, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Chuuuttt !!!, 2017
23.6 x 22.4 x 0.2 inch
Painting

$5,713

Jef Aérosol, Sitting Kid, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Sitting Kid, 2008
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$8,913

Jef Aérosol, Painting kids, Sculpture

Jef Aérosol

Painting kids, 2019
37.4 x 21.7 x 1.6 inch
Sculpture

$4,200

Jef Aérosol, Asian baby, Sculpture

Jef Aérosol

Asian baby, 2019
23.6 x 23.6 x 1.6 inch
Sculpture

$3,428

Jef Aérosol, Elsa Triolet, Print

Jef Aérosol

Elsa Triolet, 2016
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Print

$229

Our recommendations Jef Aérosol, Portrait, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Portrait, 2009
39.4 x 39.4 x 2 inch
Painting

$7,427

Our recommendations Jef Aérosol, Green splash, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Green splash, 2011
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$5,142

Jef Aérosol, Jumping man, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Jumping man, 2019
63 x 47.2 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$12,569

Jef Aérosol, Nina Hagen, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Nina Hagen, 2017
43.3 x 43.3 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$6,513

Jef Aérosol, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, 2018
43.3 x 43.3 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$6,513

Jef Aérosol, Aretha Franklin, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Aretha Franklin, 2018
23.6 x 23.6 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$3,999

Jef Aérosol, Amy Winehouse, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Amy Winehouse, 2018
23.6 x 23.6 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$3,999

Jef Aérosol, NYC Guy, Painting

Jef Aérosol

NYC Guy, 2015
63 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$13,141

Our recommendations Jef Aérosol, Aretha Franklin, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Aretha Franklin, 2014
39.4 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$5,485

Jef Aérosol, Angela Davis, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Angela Davis, 2012
47.2 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$9,713

Jef Aérosol, My world is yours, Painting

Jef Aérosol

My world is yours, 2012
118.1 x 78.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$34,280

Jef Aérosol, Arno, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Arno, 2014
78.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$5,142

Our recommendations Jef Aérosol, Jeune berbère, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Jeune berbère, 2017
24.8 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$4,342

Jef Aérosol, Sitting kid & butterflies, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Sitting kid & butterflies, 2014
43.3 x 66.9 x 2 inch
Painting

$12,569

Jef Aérosol, I love Brussels, Painting

Jef Aérosol

I love Brussels, 2016
63 x 47.2 x 2 inch
Painting

$12,569

Jef Aérosol, Kerouac, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Kerouac, 2010
47.2 x 47.2 inch
Painting

$10,341

Jef Aérosol, Kerouac, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Kerouac, 2010
47.2 x 47.2 inch
Painting

$10,341

Jef Aérosol, La Mandoline, Painting

Jef Aérosol

La Mandoline, 2017
37.8 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$5,713

Jef Aérosol, Selfportrait, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Selfportrait, 2008
39.4 x 39.4 x 2 inch
Painting

$7,427

Jef Aérosol, Toots Thielemans, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Toots Thielemans, 2018
23.6 x 23.6 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$3,999

Jef Aérosol, Dick Annegarn, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Dick Annegarn, 2018
49.2 x 29.5 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$6,056

Our recommendations Jef Aérosol, Johnny Sanders, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Johnny Sanders, 2017
43.3 x 43.3 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$6,513

Jef Aérosol, Iggy Pop, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Iggy Pop, 2018
43.3 x 43.3 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$6,513

Jef Aérosol, The Clash, Painting

Jef Aérosol

The Clash, 2018
43.3 x 43.3 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$6,513

Our recommendations Jef Aérosol, Vieille femme, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Vieille femme, 2014
22.4 x 34.3 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$4,342

Our recommendations Jef Aérosol, Jay Z, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Jay Z, 2014
23.6 x 23.6 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$3,999

Jef Aérosol, Tom Waits, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Tom Waits, 2018
23.6 x 23.6 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$3,999

Jef Aérosol, Nina Simone, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Nina Simone, 2016
78.7 x 59.1 x 2.4 inch
Painting

$18,283

Jef Aérosol, Break it up (Patti Smith), Painting

Jef Aérosol

Break it up (Patti Smith), 2018
49.2 x 29.5 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$6,056

Jef Aérosol, Teenager, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Teenager, 2014
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$7,199

Jef Aérosol, Two black kids, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Two black kids, 2015
27.6 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$5,713

Jef Aérosol, Twiggy, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Twiggy, 2017
74.8 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$13,712

Our recommendations Jef Aérosol, Mappelthorpe et Patti Smith, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Mappelthorpe et Patti Smith, 2013
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,657

Jef Aérosol, Femme couchée, Sculpture

Jef Aérosol

Femme couchée, 2018
17.7 x 61 x 1 inch
Sculpture

$5,713

Jef Aérosol, Fiddlin'boy, Sculpture

Jef Aérosol

Fiddlin'boy, 2018
43.9 x 25.8 x 1 inch
Sculpture

$5,142

Our recommendations Jef Aérosol, South London Tattoo, Painting

Jef Aérosol

South London Tattoo, 2017
39.4 x 27.6 inch
Painting

$6,205

Jef Aérosol, Dylan Smoking, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Dylan Smoking, 2014
39.4 x 63 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$11,541

Jef Aérosol, Tango, Print

Jef Aérosol

Tango, 2014
31.5 x 23.6 inch
Print

$1,257

Jef Aérosol, Butterfly Cowboy, Print

Jef Aérosol

Butterfly Cowboy, 2017
27.6 x 45.3 x 0.4 inch
Print

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Jef Aérosol, Little black, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Little black, 2019
29.5 x 27.6 x 1.6 inch
Painting

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Jef Aérosol, Lou Reed, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Lou Reed, 2018
23.6 x 23.6 x 1.6 inch
Painting

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Our recommendations Jef Aérosol, Butterfly Cowboy, Print

Jef Aérosol

Butterfly Cowboy, 2017
27.6 x 45.3 x 0.4 inch
Print

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Our recommendations Jef Aérosol, Bandana, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Bandana, 2017
66.9 x 39.4 inch
Painting

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Jef Aérosol, Bob Dylan, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Bob Dylan, 2018
43.3 x 43.3 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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Our recommendations Jef Aérosol, De la musique avant toute chose, Painting

Jef Aérosol

De la musique avant toute chose, 2018
43.3 x 43.3 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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Jef Aérosol, Panda & Sitting Kid, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Panda & Sitting Kid, 2013
23.6 x 36.2 x 1.6 inch
Painting

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Jef Aérosol, Nirvana, Painting

Jef Aérosol

Nirvana, 2016
53.1 x 86.6 x 1.6 inch
Painting

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