Rammellzee, The Battle Station


  • medium Silkscreen and hand painting on canvas
  • edition 1
  • size 20.00w x 22.00h in
  • created 2019

COA: This work comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from West Chelsea Contemporary.

Collection Note:
Charlie Ahearn is the celebrated director and producer of Wild Style, an independent film that was released in 1982 to immediate critical acclaim. Wild Style is widely considered to be the first film to document New York’s emerging Hip-Hop scene and was described by the New York Times (David Gonzalez, November 11, 2008) as “a film that envisioned the future of Hip-Hop culture.” Ahearn has been collaborating with master printer Gary Lichtenstein since 2016 to create works on canvas that integrate his rich photographic history with his love of color.

In Rammellzee, The Battle Station, Ahearn transforms a photograph he took of Rammellzee in 2005 in his Tribeca home and studio, dubbed The Battle Station, adorned in one of the artist’s iconic costumes. In collaboration with Gary Lichtenstein, Ahearn elevates the original using silkscreen and paint to create a vibrant homage to the late artist.