Siobhán Hapaska

Untitled

About this artwork

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.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    Untitled
  • date created:
    1997
  • materials:
    Screenprint: 8 screens, plus 2 varnish screens
  • measurements:
    Image and paper size: 57.80 x 89.00 cm (framed: 86.60 x 117.10 x 2.70 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1998
  • accession number:
    GMA 4200 E
  • gallery:
  • subject:
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Siobhán Hapaska

Siobhán Hapaska