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  • Darren Almond
Multiple Working
© The Artist and The Paragon Press

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Multiple Working 1997
This was the first screenprint the artist had ever made. Inspired by the Almond’s boyhood hobby of train-spotting, it also relates to a series of work in which Almond commissioned British Rail to make nameplates of his own name in the same styles as the plaques found on the 125 inter-city train. This type of train has a diesel locomotive at each end and is called a ‘multiple coupling’. The title of the print also references the nature of the work, as a multiple print. This work is from a portfolio of prints by eleven different London-based artists, called ‘Screen’. The title is taken from the screenprint technique but also refers to the fact that most of the artists had worked with film or photography.

Glossary Open

Commission

When an individual or organisation employs an artist to execute a particular project, the process and the resulting work are termed a ‘commission’.

Portfolio

A group of art works, by one or more artists, issued or housed together in a portfolio case. This often applies to photographs or prints, and portfolios often include a title page or introductory text. The term is also used to describe a group of works which exemplify an artist's work overall.

Screenprint

A print made by forcing ink through a screen on which a stencil is placed. Traditionally used for commercial printing, it has been taken up by artists since the 1960s when it was used extensively in Pop art.

Commission, Portfolio, Screenprint

Details

  • Acc. No. GMA 4200 A
  • Medium Screenprint with embossing
  • Size 14.00 x 72.00 cm (paper 73.00 x 88.90 cm)
  • Credit Purchased 1998