Pop artists and brothers Shelby and Sandy Murphy make art inspired by cultural references from their childhood. They portray their favorite 1990s-era cartoon characters, superheroes, and iconic athletes like Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan in bright colors and contour lines. Shelby and Sandy's whimsical aesthetic incorporates elements of Minimalism, Surrealism, and classic animation. The duo has earned a strong following online, resulting in high-profile sales to celebrities like Drake, Bradley Cooper, and Mariah Carey. Their work has been exhibited in California and Hong Kong, and they have collaborated with brands on clothing lines, furniture designs, and even a collection of towels. The brothers graduated from the University of Southern California and formally began working together in 2013.
Sandy and Shelby, Bikini Girls #2, 2021, Signed, Screenprint on paper, Edition 15/25, 26" x 40" Sheet Size