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Category: Print

Stephen Gill – Shark Stimulation (Red Cross Fundraising Print)

In November this year, Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Phillipines leaving millions homeless and in need of medical attention. As with previous disasters, the British photographer Stephen Gill has released a fundrasing print, the proceeds from which will go to the Red Cross. This image is from his latest series Best Before End, where images have been processed in the presence of various energy drinks which distort the final image. The 12×10 inch print comes in an edition of 100 and is £68. In addition (subject to availability) Stephen is including a saddle stitched newspaper entitled Not In Service with every order. This was published on the occasion of Gill’s retrospective at Foam gallery in Amsterdam earlier this year. The 28 page paper contains images from many of his projects including Talking to Ants, Off Ground, Hackney Wick, Best Before End, Hammer and Blackberry, Hackney Flowers, A Series of Disappointments, Trolley Portraits and Billboards. These papers are not for sale, they are only distributed with purchases from his website, Nobody Books, making them highly collectible in their own right.

To purchase a print and support this worthwhile cause click here

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Stephen Gill – Coexistence (Special Print 1)

Here is another of the limited edition prints Stephen Gill released to coincide with his new book Coexistence. This one is selling quite quickly, the price has now increased to £150 and can be bought here

Stephen Gill Coexistence Special Print 1

Stephen Gill – Coexistence (Special Print 4)

Stephen Gill recently released his latest book, Coexistence, a photographic response to an area of industrial wasteland in Dudelange, Luxembourg. Within this area was a pond which Gill used as a common thread throughout the project; Gill took microscopic images of the life growing in the pond and also took photos of the residents and surrounding areas of Dudelange through the pond water using an underwater camera. To accompany the book, Gill has released five special prints; these 12″x10″ prints are each in an edition of just 30, the price starts at £110 but will rise to £150 after the first ten have sold. All five prints are still available and can be bought from Gill’s imprint, Nobody Books, here . I have bought three of them and will be posting them here over the following week, starting with my favourite No.4.

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Elizabeth Price – Here

In the run up to Christmas, Studio Voltaire opened up House of Voltaire, a pop up shop in London’s Mayfair. This biennial event raises funds for the gallery through offering unique artists editions created especially for the shop. One item on offer, was a risograph by 2012 Turner Prize winner, Elizabeth Price. The print was produced in an edition of 80, as the edition sell out the price increases, it is currently £75 and is available from the Studio Voltaire website here

Elizabeth Price

Rinko Kawauchi – Approaching Whiteness

Last year I highlighted an event organised by Goliga to coincide with Rinko Kawauchi’s nomination for the Deutsche Borse prize and the accompanying exhibition at The Photographers Gallery in London. The event, Approaching Whiteness, allowed the visitor to select one of nine different scrolls that contained a series of images created by Rinko. The scroll was then screen printed with a design and colour of your choice and the title written on it in Japanese calligraphy. Finally, Rinko stamped the scroll and placed it in a custom made box. The event was hugely successful and it was hard to pick a scroll and design for the silkscreen, a lot of visitors were comparing choices before making their final decision! Videos for all the scrolls can be seen here, I chose Goldfish and Diamond Dust.

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I chose a pearlescent colour for my pine needle pattern

I chose a pearlescent colour for my pine needle pattern

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Rinko Kawauchi – Approaching Whiteness Editions

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, Rinko Kawauchi has been nominated for this years Deutsche Borse prize which is currently being exhibited at The Photographers Gallery in London. To coincide with this, Kawauchi has produced an edition which is not only an object but a live performance. On the 8th September Kawauchi will create nine different Japanese scrolls, each with a panel of 10 images themed around a different subject. As part of the event, visitors purchasing a scroll will be able to witness the scroll being produced live; a pattern will be screenprinted on the scroll, Kawauchi’s mother will write the title in brushstroke and Kawauchi will finally stamp and sign the scroll. The scroll is 220mm high and 2.1 metres long, comes wrapped around a Katsura pole and is housed in a laser etched Paulownia wood case. The edition size is a total of 300 suggesting there will be approximately 33/34 of each theme.

Amazingly the edition is only £216 (including VAT), which is an excellent price compared to other editions by Kawauchi; this is an amazing opportunity to collect an object by an internationally renowned artist whose reputation is rapidly growing. To see videos of all nine scrolls and order the edition (also available to those that cannot make it to the gallery on the day as well) visit the Goliga website here.

I have bought Goldfish and Diamond Dust.

Francis Alys – Untitled Print

dOCUMENTA 13 is a festival that runs from June to September in Kassel, Germany and brings together over 300 participants. The festival is spread across numerous sites and includes exhibitions, lectures, seminars and poetry readings presented by artists and academics from all over the world. Among the artists participating in this festival is Francis Alys who is showing a new work commissioned by dOCUMENTA. Belgian-born artist Alys is internationally renowned and recently had a retrospective at Tate Modern which was highly acclaimed. His work, which spans painting, film, sound and installation, has a strong political theme and often highlights social and political injustices. For his commission, Alys created the film Reel-Unreel which sees two children pushing film reels through the streets of Kabul, Afghanistan; the film can be viewed here and is well worth watching. The film is a commentary on an event that occurred in Afghanistan in 2001, I won’t say what as the story is part of the video and isn’t explained until the end.

To coincide with the festival, Alys has produced a limited edition print; as far as I am aware this is a rare event, I have been unable to track down any other edition prints by Alys, so it is sure to be a collectors item. The print, produced in an edition of 200, is housed inside a cardboard portfolio that is held closed by a ribbon. The print itself measures 21.5x28cm and is stamped and signed on the front. At present it is unavailable to buy through the dOCUMENTA website but can be ordered through the Walther Konig website here.

Edition print for dOCUMENTA Reel-Unreel

Edition print for dOCUMENTA Reel-Unreel

Stephen Gill – Outside In Print

Earlier this week, the 2012 Brighton Photo Biennial was announced at the Photographers Gallery in London, and yet again looks set to be a great event. The last Biennial had an incredible roster of artists, including Stephen Gill who exhibited his Outside In series, which I have previously featured. To accompany the exhibition and the book, Gill released a limited edition print which embodied the projects aims; as Gill described……

“My aim was to evoke the feeling of the area at the same time as describing its appearance….The results included some highly detailed macro recordings amongst and within the landscapes and portraits. I like to think of these photographs as in-camera photograms in which conflict or harmony has been randomly formed in the final image depending on where the objects landed….I also used a magnifying glass to concentrate the Brighton sunlight onto some of the negatives in order to etch markings directly onto the image. Some of the negatives I dipped in the sea. I was imagining and hoping the finished series would be like the regurgitated contents of a giant vacuum cleaner.”

The print, an edition of 50, has sold out but he has two other prints from this series available on his website here

(P.S  The print isn’t this wonky, that’s just my bad angle!)

Richard Hamilton – Polaroids

I recently posted my Richard Hamilton Polaroid books (here), which documented Hamilton’s 34 year long project to have his portrait taken by every artist he met. In  2010, the Serpentine Gallery held an exhibition of Hamilton’s more political works to great acclaim; it turned out to be one of his last major exhibitions as he sadly passed away the following year. In conjunction with this exhibition, Hamilton revisited his Polaroid Portraits project and restored all the original images with the help of his son. These images were then offered as an edition to Serpentine patrons and visitors. However, rather than being able to choose which Polaroid you wanted Hamilton organised a raffle. Each person was allowed to buy a single raffle ticket for £145 (if i remember correctly) and towards the end of the exhibition Hamilton held an evening at the gallery where he raffled off each unique original print with the help of Roxy Music singer, Bryan Ferry. With our raffle tickets, we got Polaroids taken by the American artist Ron Kitaj and British Painter Stephen Buckley.

Anthony McCall – Between You and I

British born artist Anthony McCall was a central figure of the London Film-makers Co-operative in the 1970’s and was renowned for his filmed performances involving fire. After moving to New York in 1973, McCall embarked on a new series of Solid Light works, the most famous being Line Describing a Cone. Using rooms filled with a smoky haze, McCall projected beams of light that slowly pulsed and morphed, creating shapes that drew their footprint on the walls and floors of the space. At the end of the 70’s, McCall all but retired from the art world and his work faded in to history. It was only 20 years later, when McCall was reinvigorated by the possibilities of digital projection, that he started to make work again and reopened his Solid Light series. Around the same time, his work was enjoying somewhat of a renaissance and exhibited in major museum all over the world.

In 2007, the Serpentine Gallery presented a retrospective of his work, including film, drawings, photographs and scores, largely from McCall’s personal archive. This exhibition reinvigorated the UK art establishments interest in his work and he has since had a number of major exhibitions and commissions, including the upcoming piece Column, a spinning column of vapour cloud that will rise from the Wirral waters near Liverpool. To accompany his exhibition at the Serpentine, McCall produced a limited edition print of his Solid Light piece Between You and I. The print (53cm x 37.5cm) was produced in an edition of 150 and has since sold out although a similar print entitled Coupling can be bought from Peer here.

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