Untitled
© The Artist and the Paragon Press

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Untitled 1997
Juxtaposition of unrelated elements is a theme common in Hapaska’s work. This print shows the American operatic soprano Maria Callas, floating imperiously above a mass of American air-force planes, grouped together as if in a graveyard. The inclusion of the planes also echoes the artist’s interest in travel. She explains, ‘I believe people are always travelling somewhere, even if it’s only aspirational.’ 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 E
  • Medium Screenprint: 8 screens, plus 2 varnish screens
  • Size 57.80 x 89.00 cm (sheet and image)
  • Credit Purchased 1998