Untitled
© The artist and The Paragon Press

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Untitled 1997
This is an image of the artist’s son surrounded by discarded crisp packets and drink cans. Looking like a Dickensian street-urchin cast into a distinctly contemporary era, the print reflects Collishaw’s interest in Victorian art and values. Although the boy’s pose is influenced by sentimental Victorian art, the shiny material on which the image is printed gives the work an aspect of modern kitsch. 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 C
  • Medium Screenprint on 175 micron Melinex polyester board: 9 screens, no varnish
  • Size 85.90 x 57.20 cm (sheet and image)
  • Credit Purchased 1998