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© Gary Hume. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2023.


Gary Hume (1962 – )


108.4 X 79.8 CM
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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.

Lady Parker was based on a painting of 1998, which in turn was inspired by the Holbein drawing of Grace, Lady Parker

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

Further reading:
Contemporary Art in Print, Booth Clibborn Editions, London 2001. Texts by Jeremy Lewison and Patrick Elliott, foreword by Charles Booth-Clibborn