Size: 10"W x 20"H x 0.1"D
Year Created: 2018
From a young age I knew I was an artist. I claimed the title before there was a clear lane… after graffiti and before street art. I grew up in the NYC of folklore. Birthed in Harlem Hospital in 1973, the same year hip hop was born… at a time when all the music, fashion and art genres that’s popular today first collided.
Bobby Hill (b. 1973), is the New York based visual artist whose career started as an illustrator. He began painting on canvas in 2008 after returning to the US from his first trip overseas,. His recent canvases combine ripped NYC billboard posters with elements of abstract expressionism, pop imagery and graffiti... to create what he calls “The Bhillboards Collection.” His work has been commissioned by Coca Cola, Nike, XXL Magazine, Slam Magazine, The Source Magazine and The James Luxury Hotels. He has also been featured in Mass Appeal Magazine, Gen Art, Max Fish, The Grey Worldwide Gallery, The Art Directors Club, a number of events in Chelsea, Soho, Williamsburg, Bushwick NYC and several galleries in Europe. He briefly founded his own brand of bOB hiLL t-shirts and has sold countless artworks to various celebrity buyers. In 2010, Bobby Hill produced his first art event and promoted it by hiding $50,000 worth of art prints around the streets and trains of NYC. Since then, he toured Europe in Spring 2012 (Barcelona, Copenhagen and Freiburg Germany), was the featured artist at The James Royal Palm Hotel in South Beach during Art Basel Miami 2012, sold out two print editions on 1xrunand did two art events in Beverly Hills during Oscar week 2013. In addition, he collaborated with the home décor store CB2 for a limited edition print release, which also sold out. Based on this success, he dedicated 2014 to expanding the amount of retailers that carry his prints. Currently, he is sold at 20–25 retail home décor and gift shops. In 2015, he unveils his newest collection of original paintings titled “It Had To Happen This Way.”