“An entire wall painted by Bambi would run into a five-figure sum, but that wouldn’t faze Harry – and he knows how precious art is as an investment.”
WHAT do you give an international supermodel who has everything? Just ask Rihanna.
The Caribbean queen has commissioned street artist Bambi to paint a giant portrait of her best pal Cara Delevingne.
And the party-mad model, 21, is going to have to get used to staring at her own mug, as the Cara-toon will be displayed in her family home in London.
16/10/2013 – In the world of street art, Bambi has it all: critical acclaim, celebrity clients ranging from Brad Pitt to Adele, and a stencil of Amy Winehouse on the street in Camden that’s considered to be so culturally important, it is now preserved under a fine layer of plastic. She has achieved this by projecting a distinctly female voice into the male-dominated world of urban etchings.
Bambi artist’s street piece “Top Fashion Accessory 2011” was to go under the hammer at Rosebery’s auction house in West Norwood yesterday. On the lead up to the auction, the artist reportedly expressed anger saying that the street piece “is meant to be left on the street for everyone to enjoy. The street is the gallery of the public”.
Wednesday Picture: Tracking Bambi Street Artist
Despite our urban surrounds, Kentishtowner is never short of a good animal in the starring role. And previously, on the Wednesday Picture alone, we’ve pursued elephants, mourned a goose, followed a herd of cows and encountered two generations of giant black cats. But today? We’re out hunting for Bambi.
Of course, this little deer has more in common with the recent Top 5 Banksy Locations than any of our more feathered, hooved or tusked friends. For Bambi is the nom de spraycan of an artist now being endlessly referred to as “the female Banksy.”
Kate Moss and Rihanna have both commissioned her to do portraits of them. Harry Styles is a fan. Brad Pitt shelled out £75,000 for her piece that showed Noddy driving a car as a present for Ange (who knew Brangelina were fans of Big Ears)? Meanwhile, Adele asked her to create an Amy Winehouse inspired piece especially for her.
Now, the notoriously elusive North London based graffiti artist they’re calling “the female Banksy” has revealed her secret past and what inspires her.
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