Atelier Kismet collaborated with D*Face (Dean Stockton), one of the UK’s most prolific Urban Contemporary artists. This collaborative piece, entitled Death & Glory, represents the third iteration of the original D*Face artwork under the same title. On 07 May 2021, Atelier Kismet released an edition of 75 silver Death & Glory.
On 09 February 2022, the atelier will release three new variants (Gold, White, and Delft); each variant will come in an edition of 10. The piece features a hidden incense burner chamber inside the ceramic model, bringing the sculpture to life as is smokes and fumes with the incense of choice.
The sculpture represents a significant landmark in D*Face’s career as it was the opening statement to his first solo show Death & Glory, StolenSpace Gallery, London (2006). Featuring a police car, smashed under the weight of the iconic D*Dog, the work reflects on the recklessness of the police force actions in law enforcement and is a statement of the artist’s reaction against such conduct.
“Death and Glory” sculpture comes an edition of 10 for each variant (Gold, White, and Delft) with measurements as the following:
Ceramic with Platinum Coating
19 cm x 11 cm x 12.5 cm
Glazed and Hand Decorated Ceramic
24 cm x 10 cm; height: 7.5 cm
28.6 cm x 27.6 cm; height: 21.2 cm
Dean Stockton, also known as D*Face, is one of UK’s most proliﬁc Urban Contemporary artists. Taking the public streets as his canvas, he blends art, grafﬁti and design to create murals that at the time, preceded Urban Art’s emergence as it is known today. The artist describes his work, often characterised by vibrant hues and sharp lines, as ‘aPOPcalyptic’. D*Face seeks to pick up from where the masters of 1980’s American Pop Art left off by subverting everyday images and icons, criticising the consumer dominated world and encouraging the viewer to carefully consider what otherwise might be taken for granted.
Check out below for more images of “Death and Glory”.
The sculpture will be available on February 9th, Wednesday @ 5PM UK Time at Atelier Kismet.