David Hollier

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Jesus and the Dragon, 2011 Ink On Paper 30 In By 38.5 In
Texas Billboard, November 2010 Oil On Canvas 56 In By 96 In
Greenpoint Sky, 2012 Acrylic On Canvas 27.5 X 36.5 In. © David Hollier
Alex (A Clockwork Orange), 2014 Acrylic On Board 39in X 48in
21st Amendment, 2014 Watercolor 18in X 14in
Che (Text: 'Guerrilla warfare' by Che Guevara , 2014 Acrylic On Board 33in X 40in
Cookie Monster (Text: 'Monster' by Steppenwolf, 2014 Acrylic On Canvas 48in X 48in
Getty Gas Station Metropolitan Ave, Queens, 2013 Watercolor 40in X 28in
Grace Jones (Text: Pull Up to the Bumper), 2014 22c Gold And Acrylic On Canvas 30in X 24in
Joan Jett (I love Rock'n'Roll), 2014 Ink On Paper 24in X 18in
Keith Moon (Won't get fooled again' by The Who), 2014 Acrylic On Board 36in X 48in
Kiss (Text: I was made for lovin' you), 2014 Acrylic On Canvas 32in X 34in
LA Nod-out, 2011 Watercolor 40in X 60in
Madonna (Text: Like a Prayer), 2014 Acrylic On Canvas 37in X 61in
On the Highline, 2013 Watercolor 36in X 24in
Shakespeare (Text: from 'As You Like It'), 2014 Acrylic On Board 44in X38in
Star Stuff (Text: from Carl Sagans 'Cosmos'), 2014 Acrylic On Canvas 66in X 78in
Hunter S Thompson (Text: from 'Generation of Swine'), 2012 Acrylic On Board 38in X 44in
Afrika Bambaataa (Text: Planet Rock), 2014 Acrylic On Canvas 36in X 39in
Quick Facts
Wolverhampton England
Birth year
Lives in
Brooklyn, NY
Works in
Brooklyn, NY
Representing galleries,
figurative, pop


Originally from Wolverhampton, England, Hollier has been living and working in Brooklyn, New York since 2002. 

He has exhibited in solo and group shows/art fairs in both the United States and abroad. Currently represented by Imago Verbosa Gallery in Gloucestershire, Britain, Ap-Art Gallery in London and Clement Gallery in CT.  He divides his time between painting and teaching at The New School in New York City. 

Hollier’s current collection is entitled ‘Imago Verbosa’ and depicts a series of iconic images created entirely of text and words in the form of verse or prose. The works are individually hand painted in Acrylic and Ink, or typed on a vintage typewriter.


Cookie Monster

48inx48in, 22c gold leaf & acrylic on canvas


Cookie Monster is an iconic member of a children’s TV show deeply imbedded in American culture.  He’s characterized by an insatiable and single minded desire for cookies, a disregard for anything else but cookies, and even more cookies.  

The text is from Steppenwolf’s song Monster/Suicide/America, a 1968 protest song about the Vietnam War.  The song is split into three sections, like the title: the first being a history of America, the second, a warning of the repercussions of war, and the third a plea to the American people.  


America where are you now?

Don't you care about your sons and daughters?

Don't you know we need you now?

We can't fight alone against the monster.

Enveloped by the star-spangled banner, Cookie Monster contemplates the golden cookie.


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