DOUBLE DEATHSHEAD

© Jake and Dinos Chapman. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2018.

DOUBLE DEATHSHEAD 1997

Jake and Dinos Chapman (1966 & 1962 – )

Details

Dimension
73.4 X 88.5 CM
Media
SCREENPRINT WITH NOVELTY EYES
Accession number
P6909

Summary

Double Deathshead is part of the Screenportfolio. The Chapmans provided the printer with a life-size ink drawing of the skulls, and the screenprint was made from this. The print was issued with a pair of eyes on springs – ‘Droopy Eyes’ – which were fixed to the glazed image once it had been framed, covering the central pair of eyes. Dinos explained ‘The eyes deflate any sense of menace, the whole image deflates itself’.

In Print Contemporary Art from the Paragon Press, the British Council 2001Text © Patrick Elliott