After the original version of the Notorious B.I.G ‘Fuck a Dollar and a Dream’ sculpture sold out in 2015, Case Studyo and Kimou Meyer, AKA Grotesk, decided to create a new version. At more than twice the size of the previous statue, and limited to just eight pieces and two AP’s, this edition truly is “A Bigger Big Poppa.”
When creating the piece, Meyer sought to capture exactly what made Biggie such a unique voice and distinctive stylist.
“I wanted to pay homage to Biggie by getting to the essence of his personality,” Meyer says. “He was an extremely raw MC but had a super smooth delivery. That’s why I decided to do a sculpture using only raw wood and no paint. The object has a super-smooth finish so it looks and feels luxurious.”
The body, head, and cap are not glued to the sculpture to allow for change in the attitude, motion, and posture of B.I.G. Each sculpture has been hand crafted through numerous steps over the course of a few days. Even the limited run highlights a powerful aspect of the artist’s legacy.
“Like Biggie’s songs, each of the sculptures has a unique flavor to the constantly changing wood grain and tone of the walnut and pine wood used,” says Meyer.
Edition of 8 and 2 APs
Hand carved from yellow pine and walnut wood
7,5 KG of solid wood
Sized 57 cm / 22,5″ tall
Comes in a screen printed wood box with a signed and numbered certificate and an original watercolor drawing by the artist.