Southern Artists To Know: RC Hagans

Mixed Media
Opelika, Ala. 

You don’t want to get in the ring with this guy, but you’ll definitely want to buy a piece of his art. RC Hagans put his professional cage-fighting career on hold to pursue art full time. That fearlessness carries over into his work and bold collaborations with other artists. It’s possible that’s why designer Billy Reid and artist Butch Anthony both want to get a hold of Hagans’ work. He’s most notably recognized for his hand-cut paper stencil pieces — the process for which can take upwards of 20 plus hours for a single work. And if you’re lucky enough, you can catch his free artwork that he hides around his hometown in Alabama.

Price: $200 - $6,500