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David Nicolas, known by his pseudonym Daru, is a French painter and street artist from the Nièvre region. Born in 1976, he began his artistic career as a cartoonist and author of the comic strip "Serial Coxer". It was only when he turned to street art that David Nicolas became Daru, adopting a unique and unmistakable style that merges pop culture, street art, and cultural commentary.


Daru gained recognition through his famous murals and graffiti, notably "Le Chat" in Clermont-Ferrand, created during the Such’Act event in 2018. His artistic style is characterized by the use of iconic pop culture characters, which he humorously and satirically reimagines to comment on contemporary social issues. Notable works include parodies such as Donald Duck transformed into Karl Donaldfeld and Snow White as a social media influencer.


Having honed his artistic skills in street art, Daru is a self-taught artist who has evolved and adapted over time. Frustrated by the limited visibility of mural art, he began experimenting with new mediums, transitioning from walls to canvas and eventually to wooden pallets since 2019. This shift allowed him to make his art more accessible, extending beyond physical boundaries.

His works have been exhibited internationally, particularly in France and the United States, where they have met with notable success. He currently lives and works in the French countryside, continuing to create and explore new artistic horizons.
Daru approaches his work with two main objectives: to bring happiness to those who see his pieces and to raise awareness of pressing social issues. Inspired by pop art and street art, he uses well-known cultural figures to create new characters that highlight problems such as greed and the overuse of social media. His approach blends dark humor, sarcasm, and recognizable characters to convey serious messages while inspiring laughter and reflection among viewers.


In addition to his parodies and street art, Daru has participated in prestigious exhibitions such as the Paris Fashion Week in 2022 and the Art3F fairs in Lyon and Monaco. His works are displayed in galleries across Europe and the United States, affirming his place in the contemporary art scene. His work, instantly recognizable, continues to evolve, driven by his moods and thoughts of the moment, always valuing freedom of expression.


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Painting, Miami peach, Daru

Miami peach

Daru

Painting - 58 x 76 x 3 cm Painting - 22.8 x 29.9 x 1.2 inch

$1,805

Sculpture, Pop Oil, Daru

Pop Oil

Daru

Sculpture - 21 x 17 x 7 cm Sculpture - 8.3 x 6.7 x 2.8 inch

$564

Print, Banana The New Gold, Daru

Banana The New Gold

Daru

Print - 33 x 48.3 x 0.3 cm Print - 13 x 19 x 0.1 inch

$226

Painting, Urban jungle, Daru

Urban jungle

Daru

Painting - 70 x 60 x 3 cm Painting - 27.6 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch

$1,805

Painting, I'm your king, Daru

I'm your king

Daru

Painting - 58 x 76 x 3 cm Painting - 22.8 x 29.9 x 1.2 inch

$1,805

Painting, Sans interdits, Daru

Sans interdits

Daru

Painting - 88 x 88 x 3 cm Painting - 34.6 x 34.6 x 1.2 inch

$2,257

Painting, Good life, Daru

Good life

Daru

Painting - 80 x 60 x 4 cm Painting - 31.5 x 23.6 x 1.6 inch

$2,144

Painting, I have a dream… Air Donuts !, Daru

I have a dream… Air Donuts !

Daru

Painting - 6.63 x 15.6 x 0.1 cm Painting - 2.6 x 6.1 x 0 inch

$564

Painting, Bitcoin Rain, Daru

Bitcoin Rain

Daru

Painting - 6.63 x 15.6 x 0.1 cm Painting - 2.6 x 6.1 x 0 inch

$564

Painting, PiCa$hChu, Daru

PiCa$hChu

Daru

Painting - 6.63 x 15.6 x 0.1 cm Painting - 2.6 x 6.1 x 0 inch

$564

Painting, Hacker, Daru

Hacker

Daru

Painting - 6.63 x 15.6 x 0.1 cm Painting - 2.6 x 6.1 x 0 inch

$564

Painting, Catwomandrian, Daru

Catwomandrian

Daru

Painting - 61 x 46 x 2 cm Painting - 24 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch

$1,862

Painting, Car Chase, Daru

Car Chase

Daru

Painting - 60 x 73 x 3 cm Painting - 23.6 x 28.7 x 1.2 inch

$2,087

Painting, Samo is dead, Daru

Samo is dead

Daru

Painting - 110 x 82 x 2 cm Painting - 43.3 x 32.3 x 0.8 inch

$3,103

Painting, Bingo!, Daru

Bingo!

Daru

Painting - 34 x 44 x 1 cm Painting - 13.4 x 17.3 x 0.4 inch

$1,354

Painting, Gold digger, Daru

Gold digger

Daru

Painting - 31 x 41 x 1 cm Painting - 12.2 x 16.1 x 0.4 inch

$1,354

Painting, Vandal For Sale, Daru

Vandal For Sale

Daru

Painting - 67 x 100 x 4 cm Painting - 26.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch

$3,949

Painting, Oh boy, Daru

Oh boy

Daru

Painting - 30 x 25 x 1 cm Painting - 11.8 x 9.8 x 0.4 inch

$1,354

Painting, No smoke, Daru

No smoke

Daru

Painting - 66 x 51 x 2.8 cm Painting - 26 x 20.1 x 1.1 inch

$1,523

Painting, Work for me, Daru

Work for me

Daru

Painting - 20.3 x 30.5 x 0.3 cm Painting - 8 x 12 x 0.1 inch

$903

Painting, I have a dream, Daru

I have a dream

Daru

Painting - 55 x 74 x 3 cm Painting - 21.7 x 29.1 x 1.2 inch

$1,805

Painting, Work in progress, Daru

Work in progress

Daru

Painting - 68 x 83 x 3 cm Painting - 26.8 x 32.7 x 1.2 inch

$2,144

Painting, Time is money, Daru

Time is money

Daru

Painting - 100 x 75 x 3 cm Painting - 39.4 x 29.5 x 1.2 inch

$2,144

Painting, Think Different, Daru

Think Different

Daru

Painting - 21.6 x 27.9 x 0.3 cm Painting - 8.5 x 11 x 0.1 inch

$903

Painting, Becasexy, Daru

Becasexy

Daru

Painting - 80 x 50 x 2.8 cm Painting - 31.5 x 19.7 x 1.1 inch

$1,918

Painting, Donald Lagerfeld, Daru

Donald Lagerfeld

Daru

Painting - 20.3 x 30.5 x 0.3 cm Painting - 8 x 12 x 0.1 inch

$903

Painting, Love is a weapon, Daru

Love is a weapon

Daru

Painting - 83 x 70 x 2 cm Painting - 32.7 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch

$2,144

Painting, Rabbit Panic, Daru

Rabbit Panic

Daru

Painting - 30 x 40 x 1 cm Painting - 11.8 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch

$1,128

Painting, Pikachu Mondrian, Daru

Pikachu Mondrian

Daru

Painting - 60 x 60 x 3 cm Painting - 23.6 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch

$1,692

Painting, Good mood, Daru

Good mood

Daru

Painting - 82 x 69 x 7 cm Painting - 32.3 x 27.2 x 2.8 inch

$1,862

Painting, The Artist, Daru

The Artist

Daru

Painting - 41 x 61 x 1 cm Painting - 16.1 x 24 x 0.4 inch

$1,354

Painting, Sweet Dream$, Daru

Sweet Dream$

Daru

Painting - 6.63 x 15.6 x 0.1 cm Painting - 2.6 x 6.1 x 0 inch

$564

Painting, WTF Bitcoin, Daru

WTF Bitcoin

Daru

Painting - 6.63 x 15.6 x 0.1 cm Painting - 2.6 x 6.1 x 0 inch

$564

Painting, Aloha, Daru

Aloha

Daru

Painting - 76.2 x 48.3 cm Painting - 30 x 19 inch

$1,015

Painting, True Love, Daru

True Love

Daru

Painting - 50 x 75 x 2 cm Painting - 19.7 x 29.5 x 0.8 inch

$1,467

Painting, King of Art, Daru

King of Art

Daru

Painting - 120 x 51 x 3 cm Painting - 47.2 x 20.1 x 1.2 inch

$2,144

Painting, Anduck banana, Daru

Anduck banana

Daru

Painting - 70 x 51 x 2 cm Painting - 27.6 x 20.1 x 0.8 inch

$1,580

Painting, Musclor, Daru

Musclor

Daru

Painting - 60 x 55 x 4 cm Painting - 23.6 x 21.7 x 1.6 inch

$903

Painting, Missed, Daru

Missed

Daru

Painting - 30 x 40 x 1 cm Painting - 11.8 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch

$1,128

Painting, Hello Poor, Daru

Hello Poor

Daru

Painting - 20.3 x 30.5 cm Painting - 8 x 12 inch

$903

Painting, Raficoin, Daru

Raficoin

Daru

Painting - 20.3 x 30.5 x 0.3 cm Painting - 8 x 12 x 0.1 inch

$903

Painting, Business Plan ?, Daru

Business Plan ?

Daru

Painting - 20.3 x 30.5 cm Painting - 8 x 12 inch

$903

Painting, Where are my Bitcoins?, Daru

Where are my Bitcoins?

Daru

Painting - 21.6 x 27.9 x 0.3 cm Painting - 8.5 x 11 x 0.1 inch

$903

Painting, Artist or Vandal, Daru

Artist or Vandal

Daru

Painting - 6.63 x 15.6 x 0.1 cm Painting - 2.6 x 6.1 x 0 inch

$564

Painting, ChaTnel Vandal, Daru

ChaTnel Vandal

Daru

Painting - 6.63 x 15.6 x 0.1 cm Painting - 2.6 x 6.1 x 0 inch

$564

Painting, Money is a Game, Daru

Money is a Game

Daru

Painting - 6.63 x 15.6 x 0.1 cm Painting - 2.6 x 6.1 x 0 inch

$564

Painting, Playboy WTF, Daru

Playboy WTF

Daru

Painting - 20.3 x 30.5 x 0.3 cm Painting - 8 x 12 x 0.1 inch

$903

Painting, One Sheriff in Town, Daru

One Sheriff in Town

Daru

Painting - 20.3 x 30.5 cm Painting - 8 x 12 inch

$903

Painting, Money For Ever, Daru

Money For Ever

Daru

Painting - 20.3 x 30.5 x 0.3 cm Painting - 8 x 12 x 0.1 inch

$903

Painting, Pink Love, Daru

Pink Love

Daru

Painting - 20.3 x 30.5 cm Painting - 8 x 12 inch

$903

Painting, I have a dream, Daru

I have a dream

Daru

Painting - 22.9 x 30.5 cm Painting - 9 x 12 inch

$903

Painting, Money My Love, Daru

Money My Love

Daru

Painting - 19.3 x 29.2 cm Painting - 7.6 x 11.5 inch

$903

Painting, Dream Job of (Mac) Donald, Daru

Dream Job of (Mac) Donald

Daru

Painting - 117 x 82 x 4 cm Painting - 46.1 x 32.3 x 1.6 inch

$2,821

Painting, Love Comunity!, Daru

Love Comunity!

Daru

Painting - 60 x 99 x 2 cm Painting - 23.6 x 39 x 0.8 inch

$2,031

Painting, Summer tatoo, Daru

Summer tatoo

Daru

Painting - 79 x 21 x 2 cm Painting - 31.1 x 8.3 x 0.8 inch

$903

Painting, Spider-Miss, Daru

Spider-Miss

Daru

Painting - 114 x 90 x 2 cm Painting - 44.9 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch

$3,949

Painting, HODL, Daru

HODL

Daru

Painting - 111 x 81 x 4 cm Painting - 43.7 x 31.9 x 1.6 inch

$2,821

Painting, Mr Mariopoly & Bitcoin, Daru

Mr Mariopoly & Bitcoin

Daru

Painting - 113 x 61 x 4 cm Painting - 44.5 x 24 x 1.6 inch

$2,821

Painting, Mickey Forbes, Daru

Mickey Forbes

Daru

Painting - 125 x 75 x 4 cm Painting - 49.2 x 29.5 x 1.6 inch

$3,949

Painting, Summer body, Daru

Summer body

Daru

Painting - 127 x 95 x 3 cm Painting - 50 x 37.4 x 1.2 inch

$5,641

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What is Daru’s artistic movement?
The artistic movements of the artists are: Famous Street Artists, Provocative Artists, Pop Culture Street Artists, Colorful pop sculptors, Satirical street artists, Erotic Pop Art
When was Daru born?
The year of birth of the artist is: 1976