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Is it getting crazier out there? - Houssam Mokrane

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Referencing the Batman franchise, a fictional superhero story which initially appeared in a 1939 D.C. comic publication, Is it getting crazier out there? depicts two Jokers, the villain and arch-enemy of the comic’s namesake, Batman. One Joker takes inspiration from the Batman film The Dark Night,  2008, the other from Joker, 2019, which were played by Heath Ledger and Joaquin Phoenix respectively.


Mokrane’s work speaks to the transience of the superhero and the supervillain. In the foreground of the digital work, we see a crowd, illuminated within a red hue presumably coming from the tail light of a state-service vehicle, fantasising and galvanising the spectacle of the two supervillains in front of them. Is it getting crazier out there? explores the concept of the celebrity, the hero, the villain, and the interchangeability of those behind the mask, or in the Joker’s case, makeup.


Houssam Mokrane is an illustrator from Algeria, currently based in Paris, France. He is dedicated to the old traditions of illustrative art, and his artworks weave motifs from his Algerian heritage through a self-described ‘PopCulture style.’


Each artwork is made available in one size only that is specifically chosen by our in-house art curators based on the most ideal dimensions for the artistic creation on display.


The current artworks' size is:

22x22" / 55.9x55.9cm



Comes in our framed canvas which is a 38mm stretched canvas within a traditional picture frame. The simple addition of a high quality wooden picture frame creates a completely new form of wall art; quite distinct to any other form and is sure to create a timeless piece on your wall.


The thin frame sits approximately 5mm from the edge of the canvas helping create a floating border.


Substrate Weight: 400gsm

Frame Colour: Black

Paper Type: Original High-Quality Canvas

Glaze: Gloss Varnish

Wrap: Black

Frame Type: Float Frame, 38mm Standard Stretcher Bar

Edge: 38mm


Shipped assembled & ready to hang.


Please allow 9-12 days for your order to arrive.

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We only sell exclusive, limited edition and hand selected artworks which are developed, printed and framed on a floating canvas paper to a professional standard. We spare no expense in the crafting of artworks so that they are high-quality, archival grade timeless editions to a collection of any size. Our printing supply chain works with world-renowned museums all around the world.

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