Deer in the Headlights (EDITION OF 25) by JJ Adams (sold out)
Title: Deer in the Headlights
Artist: JJ Adams
Approx Image Size: 30" x 24"
Approx Framed Size: 41" x 35"
Edition Size: 25 + 5AP's
Medium: Signed Limited Edition on Paper
JJ's HIDDEN GEMS
A last minute entry to the new Spring Collection - 'Deer In The Headlights' was completed by JJ and added to the collection on the morning of the release last weekend and was a piece he deemed essential. Bright, beautiful and even somewhat haunting in its appearance, this one has a completely different feel to many JJ Adams works. Maybe that is because this touches on a more serious topic - the one that is going around us as I sit and write this. The title refers to the act of someone being caught in a state of paralyzing surprise, fear, or bewilderment and this really seems to highlight the nations current state, as everyone scrambles to try and make the best of such an uncertain situation. The car that's heading right into the path of the noble stag is a 'Gran Torino' model, which interestingly was first manufactured on the same year that JJ himself was born. The word 'King' is graffitied onto the deer's body, a tribute to the Veteran graffiti artist King Robbo, who sadly passed away in 2014. King Robbo rose to prominence in London in the 1980s and notoriously feuded with fellow artist Banksy. He was considered by many to have changed the art world and clearly his legacy has had a lasting impact on JJ Adams. The dimly lit alleyway is reminiscent of many of JJ's pieces over the years and the same location seems to appear in 'Spidey-Pool', 'Mission From God' and 'Dance With The Devil II'. Lastly, you will notice the registration plate says 'Luckily'.. suggesting that as the car has stopped in the nick of time. So it seems, there is light at the end of the tunnel and maybe, just maybe... time is actually on our side now.