Acclaimed street artist Stik, whose iconic stick people pieces are part of the V&A print collection and owned by everyone from Elton John to Tinie Tempah, has collaborated on a self-funded project to turn Big Issue vendors into art dealers.
His work can fetch up to £5,000 and has been bought by the likes of Sir Elton John. But before he found fame and fortune, the graffiti artist Stik was homeless. That is why he's decided to donate tens of thousands of signed prints to help others just like him.
Using money he was paid by an ad agency for using one of his images in a campaign, Stik is distributing 75000 limited prints exclusively via random copies of the Big Issue that goes on sale on March 11th.
Formerly homeless himself, the artist wants people to talk to their local 'art dealers'; the Big Issue vendors.
There are 4 different prints in total and they won't be available anywhere else.