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September 2014

29 September 2014

Nominated for the Street Art Awards in 2008, urban artist SPQR produces socio-political stencil based street art. Living and working in the west of England comparisons have been drawn between the artist and his contemporary, Banksy, but SPQR displays a markedly individual style of street and canvas based artwork. Described as ‘sometimes macabre’ in atmosphere, his […]

28 September 2014

Although well known as a British sculptor, Dame Elisabeth Frink was an enthusiastic on stone, and produced a large volume of work throughout her career. Her preoccupation with animals punctuated her work, but by 1974 her interest in birds had become somewhat of an obsession. The Cormorant forms part of her sea bird series in […]

28 September 2014

The godfather of British pop art, Peter Blake is known for his humorous fusion of fine art with images from popular culture. Over his 60 year career Blake has used imagery from magazines, fanzines and comics. In the comic book, Blake found a natural medium for experimentation and his propensity for using collaged elements finds […]

28 September 2014

The 46 screenprints and collages comprising Sir Eduardo Paolozzi’s Bunk! bunkham (an American slang term for rubbish) and it encapsulates the artists’ preoccupation with American consumerism, popular culture and technology. The Scottish sculptor and artist is considered a highly innovative artist. He used a a variety of ideas and influences in contrast throughout his work, […]

28 September 2014

Abdur Rahman Chughtai is remembered as one of the most distinguished Pakistani artists of the 20th century. Influenced by Mughal art, miniature painting, Art Nouveau and Islamic art traditions, his work comes from a shared South Asian cultural heritage. watercolours, thousands of pencil sketches, and nearly 300 etchings and aquatints, as well as designing stamps, […]

28 September 2014

Straddling the genres of pop art and abstract art, Sir Howard Hodgkin is a spontaneous artist who uses bold forms and colours to create emotionally charged figurative works. He was first drawn to printmaking by an aspiration to create multiples, and many of his prints have been created for individuals on commission. The version being sold […]

28 September 2014

Chinese born British modern artist Kim Lim studied both sculpture and printmaking at Saint Martin’s School of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art in London. A pioneer of printmaking Lim explored the rhythms of life through her work, drawing inspiration from the natural elements, water and air. A preoccupation with the human condition and the changing […]

28 September 2014

Published by the Curwen Studio to celebrate the 80th birthday of British painter, illustrator and graphic artist Edward Bawden, The Queen’s Garden was printed from the original depicts the Queen’s Garden at Kew Palace. Much admired by his contemporaries and peers, Bawden is most well known for his prints, book covers, posters, and garden metalwork furniture. […]

28 September 2014

Known for using revolutionary techniques in his printmaking, abstract expressionist artist Stanley William Hayter produced work from his Atelier 17 studio in Paris. Hayter worked with many of the most famous modern artists, including Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso and Wassily Kandinsky. He actively encouraged the artists he worked with to explore printmaking as an artistic […]

28 September 2014

Trained in his home town of Barcelona, surrealist painter Joan Miro experimented with a number of art forms, from painting and sculpture, to textiles and ceramics, throughout his long career. Together with André Masson, Miró’s work marks the beginning of the surrealist art movement, through which he sought to challenge his contemporaries’ bourgeois approach to […]