In each generation, an artist emerges who has the potential to become iconic. New York City lays claim to many of them – Edward Hopper, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Jean-Michel Basquiat. Now, Bradley Theodore has emerged as an artist with the potential to join this list of famous names.

His signature Dia de los Muertos style is instantly recognisable, and reimagines popular icons in brightly-coloured skeletal paintings. In New York, Theodore’s energetic art has been compared to that of Jean-Michel Basquiat due to his unmistakable style which appears on the city’s walls.

Just like Basquiat, the value of his art has started to increase, thanks to a growing number of high profile collectors and celebrity admirers. While Bradley Theodore art is available at various top galleries around the world, here at Maddox Gallery we are monumentally proud to have UK and European exclusivity with the talented artist. We can even arrange for specially commissioned pieces, providing you with truly unique art. If you are looking to invest in Bradley Theodore artworks, please do contact us for advice and recommendations.

A short history of Bradley Theodore

Born in Turks & Caicos, an island group east of Cuba, Bradley Theodore now lives in New York City where he is an integrated part of the art scene.

However, he is dedicated to making his art accessible for all to see around the world, producing murals on the streets of Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Oslo and Paris.

As a result, many people are fascinated by his story. So much so in fact, “Becoming: Bradley Theodore,” a documentary on Theodore’s life and his journey to success in the art world, recently premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.

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Celebrities featured in his work

Bradley Theodore creates works that are inspired by the artist’s travels and the music world. He has created album cover art for Def Jam, Universal Records and Sony, and features music icons like Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols and Prince in his work.

Classical figures from history and contemporary icons provide inspiration for Theodore, such as Mona Lisa, Frida Kahlo, Marie Antoinette, Coco Chanel and Her Majesty The Queen.

However, his most enduring theme is the fashion world. He has deployed his artistic skills to depict the likes of Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld, Kate Moss, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Cara Delevingne.

“Fashion allows people to become art,” Bradley Theodore once explained to Widewalls.

“As humans, we are naturally equipped with a few tools and the one we’ve had the best results with in our endeavours is the brain.”

“We’ve created a world where shape and colour come together to lead the basis for our society. We call that art. Not only do you want to shape our world, it wanted to shape us. I would call that fashion.”

Taking art to another dimension

Bradley Theodore art has traditionally taken the form of murals and canvas paintings. However, he continues to break boundaries as an artist by adding the creation of a virtual reality environment to his repertoire.

Virtual reality represents a new, exciting and rapidly-evolving form of artistic expression. Google recently announced an ‘Artist in Residence’ program which will introduce their Tilt Brush application to the public and highlight what is possible with virtual reality in the art world. The introductory video features Bradley Theodore alongside various other artists.

Theodore also utilised virtual reality technology for a recent solo exhibition in New York. This not only gave Theodore the opportunity to recreate his work in a whole new dimension, but also made it possible for visitors to interact with his work on an individual level.

Why it’s a smart option to purchase Bradley Theodore art as an investment

Invest in the right artist early enough, and you can be part of their journey. Here at Maddox Gallery, we believe Bradley Theodore represents one of the most exciting investment opportunities in the contemporary art market today.

Art has the potential to provide high returns if the right artist is backed early enough, and generates enough interest.  We believe choosing to invest in Bradley Theodore now is an outstanding example of this theory put into practice.

Theodore has a sound commercial side that fully compliments the creative, and as a result he is becoming a huge name both in the art world and the celebrity world. He uses social media to show his artwork and interact with his growing audience, and this creative business approach means his art is often shared and admired around the world amongst a growing global fan base.

For those looking into art investment, Theodore is the epitome of the exciting young contemporary scene. If you’re looking to buy Bradley Theodore art, Maddox Gallery has exclusive UK and European market representation. We can even arrange for specially-commissioned pieces to be produced.

Invest in this international fashion icon and celebrated contemporary artist, and enjoy the works and potential rewards available in the emerging art market.

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