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King Saladeen

JP Money Bear, 2018

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Lot 7
Painted cast vinyl
10.0 x 5.8 in (25.4 x 14.6 cm)
Signed on back of head


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Proceeds from this sale will benefit Happiness Camping, a summer camp for children with cancer and their siblings.

An homage to King Saladeen’s best friend JP, ‘JP Money Bear’ is meant to encourage creativity and individuality in its collectors. Before passing away from cancer in 2013, JP never failed to inspire and support Saladeen’s artistic talents, and the artist hopes to convey this motivation to others through this work. The bear itself has paint-spattered fur and is wearing a jacket which features his grandmother’s birthday, who also died of cancer.

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About King Saladeen

Raheem Saladeen Johnson, better known as King Saladeen (American, b. 1983) is a contemporary abstract artist. Having painted from a young age, King Saladeen merges street art, collage, and cubist tendencies to create colorful abstract pieces. He works in a variety of mediums, using acrylic and spray paint on canvas and exotic cars alike, and is recognized by his ‘Money Bear’ logo. His artwork has been exhibited at the New York Stock Exchange, and can be seen in the wider market through a collaboration with Champion.