New York City Boys Masterpiece, 2024

by Raphael van der Haegen

Painting : acrylic, gold leaf, print

179.5 x 139.5 x 3 cm 70.7 x 54.9 x 1.2 inch


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Painting: acrylic, gold leaf, print

Dimensions cm inch

179.5 x 139.5 x 3 cm 70.7 x 54.9 x 1.2 inch Height x Width x Depth


Black frame

Artwork dimensions including frame

192 x 152 x 6 cm 75.6 x 59.8 x 2.4 inch

Artwork sold in perfect condition

Artwork location: Netherlands

New York City Boys Masterpiece is a captivating hand-painted artwork featuring Mickey Mouse and Goofy as detectives in the bustling metropolis of New York. This unique piece, limited to a single edition, showcases the iconic characters in a fresh and intriguing setting, capturing the essence of the city's vibrant energy and detective spirit.

The artwork is meticulously crafted using a combination of mixed media techniques, including hand-painting, gold leaf, and glitter. These elements blend seamlessly to create a visually stunning composition, adding depth and dimension to the characters and their surroundings. Mickey Mouse, dressed in a sharp detective suit, exudes an air of authority and determination, while Goofy's playful demeanor adds a touch of humor to the scene. The New York City backdrop, with its towering skyscrapers and bustling streets, further enhances the atmosphere of mystery and adventure.

Encased in a sleek black frame, New York City Boys Masterpiece exudes elegance and sophistication, making it a captivating addition to any home or office décor. The artwork's unique blend of characters, setting, and techniques makes it a true collector's item, sure to spark conversations and admiration.

New York City Boys Masterpiece is more than just a piece of art; it's a captivating story, a celebration of iconic characters, and a tribute to the vibrant energy of New York City. This unique artwork is sure to become a cherished possession, passed down through generations.

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CJS Gallery • Netherlands

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Raphael van der Haegen, New York City Boys Masterpiece

Raphael van der Haegen

Netherlands  • 1991


The paintings of Raphaël van der Haegen are similar in style to popart, modern street art and graffiti. Similar in terms of working with primary and secondary colours, portraying popular figures (Bugs Bunny, Pop-Eye) and using text in paintings. As opposed to the usual suspects in regards to materials in graffiti art, Raphaël only uses a paint brush to create his paintings.

Rules don't apply to Raphaël's work. As an artist, he loves to push the limits and to incorporate his life motto in his work: don't grow up. Hence the portrayal of cartoon characters from his childhood. No lack of inspiration here, because while working on one painting, Raphaël already has his next painting all laid out in his mind. Next to paintings, Raphaël also creates custom painted jackets, murals, sneakers and other objects.

Raphaël has been a good drawer from the earliest age. Eventually, painting came on his path five years ago. He used the drawing skills that he acquired throughout his life as a basis for his artwork. Raphael is a self-taught painter, he never went to an art school or followed a course on techniques and art forms. What you see in his work is 100% Raphaël.

Raphaël drew inspiration from his past, which can be recognised in all of his artwork. Born on the 16th of August 1991, Raphael is the oldest child of the family. Throughout his life, he encountered negative influences, but found a way to leave that past behind by concentrating on his passion. With an all new mindset and focus on his work, Raphaël developed his art style and took inspiration from the adversities in his past.

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