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!
Ah, the good old Chapman brothers. If you want to offend look no further.
Exhibited at Charles Saatchi’s now infamous Sensation show with the catchy title ‘Zygotic acceleration, biogenetic, de-sublimated libidinal model’ was summed up in the exhibition catalogue as:
“genderless, self-reproducing manifestations of excess libidinal energy gone awry”.
Who can argue with that?
Rare early Chapman brothers work in a small edition of 15. Paint on fibreglass and resin sculpture with wig.
Size: 17.8 x 30.5 x 24.5 cm
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,