Monday, June 6, 2011
This is my latest screen-print, printed beautifully for me by Suki at the Print Block in Whitstable. They have done a fantastic job and I am delighted with the result. I cannot recommend them highly enough.
The print is a companion piece to my Prince Constantine of Albania print, which I created for the Secret Blisters show in Dalston and which sold out on the opening night. It is the second of a planned on-going series of tattooed figure screen-prints.
The design is based on a character from Ray Bradbury's 1962 novel 'Something Wicked This Way Comes' (made into a film in 1983), about a nightmarish travelling circus that arrives out of nowhere in a small Midwestern town one October night. The carnival's leader is the mysterious Mister Dark (aka 'the Illustrated Man') who bears a tattoo for each person's soul who, lured by the offer to live out his secret fantasies, has become bound in service to the demonic carnival.
The print is a limited edition of 75. It is printed in 3 colours on 300 gsm Fabriano 5 paper and measures 50 cm wide by 70 cm high and features over 200 individual tattoos
It is available to buy from me directly at £120 + p&p (contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org), and from Hornsey's in Ripon (www.hornseys.com) and Frank (www.frankworks.eu) in Whitstable (and more to come!)