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Screenprint - 150.00
Fast Track and Theater des Todes
Both of these pictures are inspired by Victorian engravings from the Illustrated London News, a lurid periodical which, before the use of half-toned photographs, was illustrated with quickly-executed engravings depicting various murders, suicides and natural disasters such as shark attacks and earthquakes. The first issue, published in 1842, contained a Dreadful Railway accident near Paris; an Awful Steamboat Explosion in America; and War in Afghanistan; among other less interesting articles.
Theater des Todes and Fast Track were originally part of a series of pictures that I did rather obsessively in a sketchbook - drawn with biro rather than engraved - detailing the various interconnections of evil toys, silenced witnesses, volcanoes and various other protagonists and scenarios that coexisted unhappily in my imagination at the time.
I had no idea what each picture would look like when I started them.
Limited Edition of 200 prints.
3-colour screenprint; size 485mm X 640mm; printed on 270gsm acid-free archival stock.
Screenprint - (£150.00)