Numbers Game - Handfinished Basquiat print in hand finished frame with antique police numbers and letters

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Handfinished Basquiat screnprint 

Frame handfinished with retro police chrome letters and numbers

300gsm paper signed 1/1

70 cm x 85cm print 

I bought the chrome numbers on Ebay : 'Job Lot Police Chrome Numbers & Letters Epaulet Various Years'


I bought a new printer so I decanted and bottled all of the old printer ink from the defunct old printer cartridges and I’m using them to colour in artwork. It would have been a complete waste to throw away all that mega expensive ink. Printer inks are one of the biggest rip offs on the planet.


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