GURU COVER STORY
On Jun 12, a noted Thai street artist named Danaiphat Lersputtitrakan, better known as Bon, will have his first solo exhibition after prolifically spraying his works both in and out of the country. He is just one of many examples of street artists who have started to get mainstream cred in the last few years. Hotels and restaurants have employed them to adorn their interiors while some have been hired by brands to use their designs. To explore this ongoing trend of underground art going overground, we talk to Bon about his upcoming exhibition, look at a hotel covered in street art, and outline where you can buy products featuring designs from Thai street artists.
Following successful shows by other Thai street artists, Bon Solo Show 2014 will take place at Soy Sauce Factory (Charoen Krung Soi 24, 092-115-8696) from Jun 12-18. We talk to Bon about his journey as a street artist, his first solo show, what his Mickey Mouse skull has to do with Buddhism, and more.
Bon’s most recent milestone was when he and Alex Face, another well-known street artist and his frequent collaborator, flew to open a show alongside Frieze London art week last year. He sold over 30 of his works on the opening night. You see, in the street art world, he’s quite the bomb.
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