Gary Hume (1962 – )
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Hume selected a group of 12 of his portrait paintings to make as screenprints, feeling that this process most closely resembled his ten painting style with its flat dense areas of colour. Two were rejected and the final portfolio comprised 10 works. The original paintings were based on small drawings on acetate: these were projected onto panels, traced and painted with household gloss. The same process was adopted for the prints but the image projected onto paper 108cm high (the projected size of the portfolio case). Screenprint stencils were then cut for each of the separate colours and although each print is the same height, widths differ according to the format of the original painting.
Franciswas based on a photograph printed alongside the obituary of the artist Francis Bacon.
The portfolio was proofed and editioned at Coriander Studios, London and published in an edition of 36.
In Print Contemporary Art from the Paragon Press, The British Council 2001 Text © Patrick Elliott
Contemporary Art in Print, Booth Clibborn Editions, London 2001. Texts by Jeremy Lewison and Patrick Elliott, foreword by Charles Booth-Clibborn
Existing or coming into being at the same period; of today or of the present. The term that designates art being made today.
All copies of a book, print, portfolio, sculpture, etc., issued or produced at one time or from a single set of type. Printed works can be made in an edition of between one and many thousands of copies. With most printing techniques the plate or screen will become worn if very many prints are made, so to maintain quality (and exclusivity) editions of original prints are usually kept below one hundred copies and normally average between thirty and fifty copies. Prints made up of several different plates can be extremely complicated and time-consuming to edition, so in these cases editions are kept low for practical reasons. Sculptural editions are a set of cast sculptures taken from the same mould or master. These editions are usually much lower, consisting of no more than six casts. Though each cast in an edition might have a lower value than a unique piece, it may be a more effective way of offsetting costs of an expensive process such as bronze casting.
Work of art made with paint on a surface. Often the surface, also called a support, is a tightly stretched piece of canvas, paper or a wooden panel. Painting involves a wide range of techniques and materials, along with the artist's intellectual concerns effecting the content of a work.
A permanent image taken by means of the chemical action of light on light-sensitive surfaces.
A set of pictures (as drawings, photographs or prints) either bound in book form or loose in a folder. These can be by the same artist or individual works by a selection of artists. The term also refers to the folder which holds the set.