A3 :: 20 x 14" // Limited Edition :: 100
A2 :: 26 x 18" // Limited Edition :: 50
A1 :: 37 x 25" // Limited Edition :: 25
A0 :: 50 x 37" // Limited Edition :: 10
The girl in the red and white striped bikini lolls peacefully on the foredeck, sipping campari and soda. Her young mind turned taut with the spectre of age looming, but for now softening, soaking up the tendrils of Billie Holliday curling their infectious way out of the cabin. She turns on the deck to bronze her pristine shoulders while sunglassed eyes on the quayside steal furtive glances at her inner thighs. They wait like breathless hounds for the glistening sweat on her chest to explode into the mass of camera flashes. She leaves a mass of swollen and broken hearts in her wake, before the cracks appear and the paint peels, confining her to the pageant of the past.
Fine Art reproductions are made by taking 4-6 photographs of my originals and stitching them together. This way there’s more information to create a crisp print at the same size as the original painting. Then they’re printed and colour matched, a process called proofing which can take several frustrating hours before the first usable copies finally roll out ‘hot off the press’ using lightfast inks on archival 310g Hahnemühle paper, which is not actually paper, it’s ripped up cotton rags. Hahnemühle is the brand of paper - an excellent paper mill that started in 1584 Germany.
AN INTERESTING FACT: During the Second World War, the company created paper for the SS-Reichssicherheitshauptamt's efforts to produce counterfeit British banknotes as part of Operation Bernhard.
Each Limited Edition print is embossed, hand signed and numbered by me the artist. Remember paper prints that are framed will see it's lifetime double that of one left in it's tube under your bed.