The Return of The Return of the Durutti Column
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The Return of The Return of the Durutti Column 1997
This image was originally a French anarchist student poster, in which speech bubbles were added to a film poster and it was given the title ‘The Return of the Durutti Column’. Wyn Evans translated the text into English, and the print plays on the idea of adaptation. To affirm the theme of conversion, the work is printed in luminous ink so the outline image only appears in the dark. 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 J
  • Medium Screenprint: 2 screens, with phosphorescent ink
  • Size 74.00 x 87.80 cm (sheet and image)
  • Credit Purchased 1998