Fresh from their dual ‘Jake or Dinos Chapman’ exhibition in London’s White Cube galleries, Jake and Dinos Chapman have released a very limited edition run of prints.
These are no ordinary prints – mirroring the macabre and super realistic life-size child mannequins seen in the exhibitions with animal faces grafted onto their faces, this print run is literally the school photos!
Released in editions of 45 of each ‘type’ of child as the “Class of 2011″ these prints come in the genuine school cardboard display covers/frames and at 9 x 7″ are identical to the real thing. Apologies for the photograph but I didn’t want to remove their plastic covers.
I was lucky enough to get my hands on two of the sold out print run – a Wolf child and Mouse Child respectively.
If your interested in get in touch!
Edition of 45
Chromed, colour cobalt plated and lacquered bronze
9 cm high x 7 cm wide
Get yours at? Well that would be telling..
Edition of 80
152.5 x 76.1 cm
Yours for £950 + VAT at White Cube
American Tan XXIV - Gary Hume
Edition of 150
Screenprint from 7 screens and 3 varnishes, hand embossed areas, printed on 410gsm Somerset Tub Sized paper
Paper size 122 x 100 cm
Image size 99 x 78 cm
The paintings and sculpture in Hume’s ‘American Tan’ series emerge from his fascination with the all-American cheerleader and how such an innocuous figure can express so many ideas about American culture. Hume abstracts their athletic bodies and adornments to create beautiful, simple shapes of positive and negative space in Hume’s distinctive style. Hume pays special attention to subtle changes in the printed form such as tonal variations and line adjustments. The formal simplicity of the print is given depth by embossing, which mimics the surface variations that are evident in Hume’s paintings, and adds a sensual dimension to the flat surface of the print.
Jake & Dinos Chapman - Insult to Injury Wallpaper
This wallpaper was produced by Jake and Dinos Chapman using the motif of their renowned reworkings of Goya’s ‘Los Caprichos’ etchings.
The traditional vignet formation found on French wallpapers of the 19th century has on close inspection here been transformed into another of the Chapman brothers’ signature works.
Emerging from the Saatchi Young British Artists circus Jake and Dino Chapman have carved out a sinister corner of the art world all for themselves.
Take a step with me into their world – it’s filled with horror, mutation, apocalypse, sadism and McDonald’s. Sound like fun? Well actually humour is key to their work – a child like sense of destruction and naughtiness pervades everything.
Check out a video of their Hell installation here:
Even their most gruesome work has precedents in the ‘establishment’ – their iconic “Great deeds! Against the dead” work featured in Charles Saatchi’s Sensation show is a parody of Goya’s Disasters of War series. See their work and Goya’s original directly below:
Jake and Dinos Chapman Great Deeds! Against the Dead” 1994
Goya, “Great Deeds! Against the Dead”, 1810-20,