Dinomouse Sequel Mutant X
© The Artist and The Paragon Press

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Dinomouse Sequel Mutant X 1997
The print combines a film-still of a dinosaur in a landscape from the fantasy adventure film ‘One Million Years BC’, with an image of a mouse with a human ear grafted onto it. The mutant mouse was created by scientists as the first step in replacing damaged or missing human body parts. The artist comments: ‘I think the ear-winged mouse has a mythical quality, an aberration to match any unicorn, faun or mermaid.’ 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 F
  • Medium Screenprint on paper
  • Size 30.50 x 63.50 cm (paper 56.80 x 88.30 cm)
  • Credit Purchased 1998