Juggling Pyrites by John Byrne limited edition etching print
Juggling Pyrites by John Byrne limited edition etching print

Juggling Pyrites by John Byrne limited edition etching print


Limited edition etching print Juggling Pyrites by John Byrne, commissioned and published for Glasgow Print Studios. 

This etching features an illustration of a figure with a head based on geometric shapes, who is juggling diamond-shaped pieces of material - the mineral pyrites. Printed in black ink. Part of this edition was hand coloured. This print is one of a series of clowns or juggling figures made by Byrne in 1998. The cubist-style heads of the figures suggest the influence of Picasso.

The inscription 'Juggling Pyrites' is handwritten in pencil the bottom left. The edition number is handwritten in pencil, bottom centre; 'Byrne', is handwritten in pencil bottom right.

John Byrne was born in Paisley and studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1958 to 1963. He has worked as an artist, playwright and theatre designer. Byrne uses a variety of styles and techniques as he has always tried to avoid being associated with particular styles or movements in art.

Byrne has been using the Glasgow Print Studio facilities since it's beginnings in the 1970's with his first publication of prints in 1992. Since then he has went on to produce over 70 prints at the studio.

Glasgow Print Studio was founded in 1972 as an artist led initiative providing facilities and workshop space to artists using fine art printmaking. Now, as an internationally acclaimed centre of excellence in fine art printmaking, Glasgow Print Studio promotes contemporary and innovative printmaking through supporting artists, exhibitions, learning and conservation.

The print requires specific handling and packaging.  Shipped in custom tubing by courier. You can alternatively arrange to collect from any of our shops by completing the special instructions as part of the checkout process. 

  • Size Image size: 25 x 19.8 cm / Paper Size: 53 x 39 cm
  • Frame Unframed and unmounted

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