“shelby and sandy are brothers from los angeles. shelby and sandy are nice.”
This is the entire “about” section on SHELBY AND SANDY’S website. The eclectic pair have a simple and humorous aesthetic, but their art is carefully constructed and crafted. They search for the perfect composition, removing anything unnecessary to depicting the action or emotion of a scene.
As collaborators, Shelby and Sandy combine their energies and personalities so seamlessly, that one begins a sentence or brush stroke, and the other finishes it. Shelby said “we will work on a piece until every color is correct, every line is crisp, until we deem it a success. Each painting is a complete 50/50 collaboration.”
Inspired by pop-art, their work incorporates recurring motifs such as 1990’s cartoon characters, athletes, clouds, pirates and other popular culture references that they loved as kids. They want their art to evoke happiness and melancholy, the kind that takes you back to the simple summer days of chasing after your local ice cream truck with the rowdy neighborhood kids.
Like KAWS early in his career, Shelby and Sandy flipped the script and focused on building an exclusively online collector base without traditional gallery representation. In doing so, they create works directly for their audience of 447k followers and control their own artistic market.Their works are collected and commissioned by notable figures such as Drake, Bradley Cooper, Chief Keef, and Mariah Carey, to name a few.
BIKINI GIRLS #2 (2021) by Sandy and Shelby is a print on paper. Bikini Girls #2 is an edition of 25 and is hand signed. For more information about the entire Bikini Girls #2 or Sandy and Shelby, please contact the gallery. Call for Value