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  • Sam Taylor-Wood
Red Snow
© The artist and The Paragon Press

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Red Snow 1997
Like much of Taylor-Wood’s work, ‘Red Snow’ presents a dysfunctional narrative, in which the viewer is encouraged to link two possibly unrelated images. The print was originally made as a double-page spread for a magazine published to coincide with the exhibition ‘Spellbound: Art and Film’, at the Hayward Gallery, London. It was one of a series of images relating to the cinema, which were commissioned for the magazine. 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.

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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.

Portfolio, Screenprint

Details

  • Acc. No. GMA 4200 H
  • Medium Screenprint: 9 screens, plus varnish
  • Size 74.90 x 88.40 cm (sheet and image)
  • Credit Purchased 1998