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Exploring the Intersection of Art and Investment: 10 Reasons to Invest in STIK

October 31, 2022

The world-renowned British street artist Stik has captured the attention of art enthusiasts worldwide with his fascinating journey from homelessness to a successful art career. His minimalist stick figures, composed of only six lines and two dots, are powerful vehicles of emotional expression, capable of communicating with audiences on a profound level. Despite its simplistic […]

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London Street Artist Stik Creates Sculpture ‘Atomic’ Honouring Soldiers Who Witnessed Nuclear Tests, 2022

October 24, 2022

A new sculpture by London street artist Stik has been displayed at the Royal Engineers Museum in Kent. The sculpture features a soldier turned away from the viewer, covering his face to protect himself from a nuclear blast. The sculpture was created by Stik, who spent a year working with veterans who had witnessed nuclear […]

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STIK, Street Art Mural, Avenue of the Immigrants, New York 2017. Photo credit @just_a_spectator

Ten Fascinating Facts About Stik: From Homelessness to Celebrated Artist

October 10, 2022

This blog post will explore ten fascinating facts about Stik and his impact on the art world and society. Stik’s journey from homelessness to celebrated artist has captivated the attention of many. His signature style of drawing stick figures has not only gained recognition from high-profile collectors but has also been used to support charitable […]

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The Ochre Man by STIK, Clearwell Caves 2022

July 30, 2022

STIK has just painted a huge eight-metre (12ft) tall ‘Ochre Man’ at Clearwell caves deep beneath the Forest of Dean. The STIK Ochre Man is painted in ochre, a reddish earth pigment which has been mined there since the Middle stone age.  Clearwell Caves are amongst the earliest and last ochre mines in the British […]

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Director Paul Feig chooses Stik’s ‘Phoenix Garden Mural’ as the perfect romantic backdrop to his seasonal movie ‘Last Christmas’, 2019

November 18, 2019

Street artist Stik’s mural in the Phoenix Garden, a local community garden in central London, has been chosen by film Director Paul Feig to be the romantic backdrop in his latest movie ‘Last Christmas’. Stik’s simple stick figures wordlessly tell the story of his community and he frequently collaborates with hospitals, charities and homeless organisations. Stik’s simple compositions portray […]

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Thierry Noir and STIK paint two sections of the Berlin Wall to mark the 30th anniversary of its fall, November 2019

November 9, 2019

Thierry Noir and STIK have collaborated with the Imperial War Museum to paint two original segments of the Berlin wall, which came down on 9 November 1989 signalling the end of the Cold War. The duos collaboration marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Titled ‘WALL’ the composition features two figures facing towards each other, […]

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Stolen £300,000 Stik Sculptures Returned to the Community Garden, London 2019

July 13, 2019

Hackney based artist STIK donated three large artworks on the opening of the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden in Hackney ten years ago. Sadly the three artworks were stolen last November in a coordinated night-time raid, only weeks after a similar sculpture raised £150,000 in a charity sale at Christie’s. Dalston Eastern Curve Garden is a vitally needed […]

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STIK’s Missing Community Mural Returns To Poland After a 5 Year Campaign! 2019

June 21, 2019

STIK’s missing ‘Community Mural’ returns to Gdansk, Poland after a 5 year campaign, and the remnants of the second missing artwork is ‘Decommissioned’ by STIK. In 2011 British artist STIK painted a large mural in Gdansk, Poland with Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art. Afterwards STIK stopped off to make another, collaborative mural with young people […]

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Street Art with More Impact, Recap of 2018

December 26, 2018

Street art can promote conversation and highlight social, political and environmental issues and has always been a powerful platform to convey messages to the masses. Check out the street art murals brought to us in 2018 that promote injustices and inspire hope for our future… JANUARY A new mural by anonymous artist Banksy appeared in Hull, UK. The […]

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Missing STIK Mural from 2011 to be returned to its original location, Gdansk, Poland 2018

December 20, 2018

An amicable agreement between British street artist STIK and Gallery owner Andrew Lamberty has been signed this week after years’ of negotiation for the return of a community mural, painted as part of the 2011 Brit-Cult festival at Łaznia Centre for Contemporary Art in Gdansk, Poland. STIK painted the 150ft (45metre) mural on steel shipping […]

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Stik’s tallest mural ‘Big Mother’ brings the house down at Phillips Auction, 2018

December 8, 2018

Britain’s tallest mural ‘Big Mother’ a protest by artist STIK against the destruction of social housing has finally come to the end of its life when the 14-storey social housing block it was painted on was demolished this autumn. “Its demolition has immortalised this message.” STIK Meanwhile, locals were quick to recognise the potential value […]

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