I’m never the best organised person, the next thing is always upon me before i have truly finished the last. Prints and stuff tend to get buried under the new work and certain plan chest drawers are rarely looked in as i rarely have time to open those cans of worms.
But forces have conspired and constant nagging from some quarters have made me go through the lot and has turned up a few surprises. I have put the bulk of what i have found up in the shop on the site. There are odd colour ways that have never seen the light of day. Whole editions that have been forgotten or mislaid as well as some current stock that has, up until now been sold through galleries that i have exhibited at.
I have also put up the remainder of the ‘Crime o fashion’ tees from the last show.
Over the coming months i will dig a little deeper and see what else i’ve overlooked, but thats enough for now.
It’s been a lock down autumn preparing for shows in London this month and Miami the next. Plans for the show started in the spring, and over the last few months i got to know the gallery and area. Its a fun pop art gallery in the centre of Marylebone, I used to work in a sandwich cafe down the road when i first left school many years ago. Since then it’s become a well heeled W1 address, the Chiltern firehouse down the road a hot spot for London’s celebrity nightlife. It’s certainly a different location to the place i used to know.
With that in mind the title Trash n Cash seemed apt. Big bucks, black bags and swearing kids on found objects, neon and real hard cash. A list branded trash bags, backed by damask drapes and a theme of defaced currency very much a show for W1.
The show is open till the 29th of November, there’s a little something for everyone with a limited edition set of tee shirts, modelled below by Miss Sophie Hermann, with print details below
There are two prints as available
Rude kids 2 colour silk screen Edition of 29 on Arches rives 250gsm paper embossed and signed at £80 available here
Rolled gold (Tiffany) 10 colour silk screen edition of 40 on 375 gsm on Lambeth paper embossed and signed at £180 available here
I’ve had a close relationship with The Buzzcocks since working with them on their 30th anniversary tour in 2006, creating visuals for their tour and designing the cover for their live album. When they announced that they were releasing a new album, it was a good opportunity to collaborate again and I’ve created the artwork for The Way, released this month.
To celebrate the launch of the album, I used the stencil to create a fine art print on 250grm Reeves off-white paper, with a single silk-screen print. There is a small edition of prints signed by The Buzzcocks, and a run of 76 (the year they started) as a edition of prints signed by me. you can find them in the Shop link in the menu above
My trip to the states meant that i’ve only just signed, numbered and embossed the ‘High Roller’ prints. 50cm x 70 cm, they are a 11 colour silk screen on 375gsm Lambeth Drawing Cartridge paper, an edition of 50 printed by the amazing Mesh in Bristol. They are available from Graffik Gallery for £150. Sorry for the delay, it was tricky print job with so many colours and took a couple of screens more than were first produced to get it looking more like the stenciled version. Thanks for your patience, think the wait was worth it!
An end of year clear out of the drawers has unearthed a few old favourites from the last few years, actually turned up quite a lot of paper. So with an eye on christmas and in the spirit of the season i’ve collated a few affordable low edition paper works for the Graffik Christmas party on Thursday December 12th starts around 6.30pm. Mulled wine and mince pies, probably accompanied by a crafty smoke and squinty eyes, there’s chances to win prints and photocopy your arse on the office copier. For more info check Graffiks FB
I’ve been digging through the drawers, looking at all the odds and sods i have there for a forthcoming christmas show at Graffik Gallery. Things are tough out there this Christmas season and the idea behind the show is affordable gifts for the festive season, so i’ve dug out some old and unreleased stuff that fits the price range for the show. While i was looking for things to put into their show i came across a stack of miss prints from my Toy edition. It’s a long story behind why they got printed, the reasons lie somewhere between a birth, an email and a change of printer… but the result was a series of prints that placed the bear in the centre of the page and not on the right hand corner as they finally appeared…These have been taking up space for some time now so in the spirit of the season here’s details of a unique print release that won’t break the bank.
The red letters go up to R and they are blue from S to Z
Here’s the idea, there are 26 in the series each one a 1/1 unique hand finished print. Its a 5 colour silk screen print hand finished with an acrylic rollered letter at the bargain price of £45 plus P&P. I will be releasing these through the shop on this site on Tuesday the 10th of December. Prints will be posted as soon as orders come in to make sure that they are with you by Christmas. Any questions should be directed through the contact page on this site.
Happy Christmas all!
Well it’s here, the much requested and much against my better judgement; a whopping 9 colour bloody silkscreen, yep thats right 9! And not just 9 pulls, oh no! That would just be tooooo easy, there’s in excess of 15 pulls in this print. It’s been printed by those lovely guys at K2. Entitled “I should Coco” its an edition of 50 on 250gsm white Somerset paper, signed and embossed, made in collaberation with Reed Projects gallery in Stavanger. Mail them if you want one, but i think its being released primarily to visitors to the gallery on the 9th of November.
Its summer and from mid way through this month i’m rarely in the studio till after Nuart in October. So i thought i’d release the last print from a batch of printing that was done over the winter. You may remember it from Robin Hood Tax posts from before.
They are an 2 colour Edition of 43 on 300 gsm arches 88
So finally here is the TOY print, much delayed and with an entire miss print run in between. 5 colour silkscreen on 300 gsm arches 88 cotton rag 56x76cm hand finished with a roller and red acrylic paint. Its a slightly smaller edition of 41 rather than the 50 previously stated, but the price is still the same £80.
Postage and packing is £20 which sounds steep but each print comes double tubed and trackable, the extra weight of the tube system adding to the postage. These things are post proof, there is nothing worse than getting something that has been smashed up in transit is there. Those within the UK will receive there prints with royal mails next day delivery, outside the UK will be sent Royal Mail Airsure. You can buy there here.
All come blind stamped signed and numbered with an accompanying C.O.A
There is a smaller blue edition of 7 in blue at £140 plus £20 P&P you can buy there here