Thursday, 24 May 2012

New Damien Hirst prints available at White Cube

Red Bird and Parrot with Shark Jaw

The White Cube gallery has three new Damien Hirst prints available to buy in their online shop. They are of paintings in the 'Two Weeks one Summer' exhibition. Each print is in an edition of 75 and measure 19.5" x 15". The price is £1800 each, which is more affordable than a lot of Hirst's recent prints have been, but these are only lithographs, so posters really...

Having said that I like the paintings, particularly 'Two Parrots' - very nice! For more info go to White Cube's web shop here.

Two Birds with Blossom

Two Parrots

Monday, 21 May 2012

Jenny Saville - Continuum exhibition catalogue

 Continuum is the new book of Jenny Saville's paintings from the Gagosian Gallery. It is both a catalogue for the exhibition of the same name, as well as an overview of other works from 2005-2011.
 I have all of the other books and catalogues about Jenny Saville (most of them are detailed in other posts on this blog) and I have to say this might be the best one yet.
 It is large scale both in size and page number (120 pages) and has many reproductions of paintings that do not appear in any of the other books including the many different studies for the 'Stare' painting, it is very interesting to see the processes involved here.
 There are also installation views from the Continuum exhibition at the Gagosian, these go some way to giving an idea of the impact of scale at work.
 The book has a retail price of $100, but is currently available at a great price here. I strongly suggest you get hold of a copy of this book while you can, the earlier monographs like Territories and Closed Contact sold out very quickly and have increased in value quite considerably.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

What Katy Did book sculpture

 'What Katy did in the Woodshed' is my latest book sculpture inspired by the children's classic by Susan Coolidge.
 If you don't know the story Katy is told not to use the swing in the woodshed because it is not safe - Katy ignores this, the swing breaks and she falls and hurts her back.
 In this picture you can see the tiny broken swing through the woodshed door.
 I have used dollhouse lighting in this piece, it has a lovely soft, trembling light to it, very eerie.
 This piece will be part of my exhibition in Cambridge during July this year.
 In darkness the case gives some lovely reflections, I've tried to capture it in this picture, but it looks much better in the flesh.