San Francisco-based visual and music artist Yarrow Slaps has depicted some of the most important faces in our culture's recent history. His skillfully detailed portraits include Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Spike Lee, Jimi Hendrix, Tupac, and Jay Z. The multi-talented artist's work is hard to miss. Whether it crops up on brick walls or is painted across canvases, Slaps' style is unmistakable.
Most recently, Yarrow Slaps curated a show in Sacramento, Calif. called "Champagne" at Verge Center for the Arts. The exhibition included artists whose work is born from a street art aesthetic, mixing high and low culture much like Slaps' own pieces. Additionally, Slaps is showing work at a group show at Think Tank Gallery in LA called "Chilled Air."
Outside of his visual art, Yarrow Slaps also makes music. He has an album dropping with Mishka in July called Dreams of a Sheep Herder, and his group, The Gettas, is releasing The Purple Tape Vol. 1 shortly after. If that weren't enough, Slaps also recently launched a clothing brand called SWIM.
Check out some of the busy artist's work in our Portfolio Review: Yarrow Slaps Shares His Paintings of Rappers, Artists, and Cultural Icons.