Happy New Year one and all! In 2022, we’re excited to keep bringing you a whole host of events and shows that will allow you to meet your favourite artists, discover new talent, and to take home beautiful artworks that move you and bring joy into your lives.
With this in mind, we’re not waiting long before we get the fun started. Our first event of the year is our highly-anticipated Rare Print Show, taking place on Friday January 28th. During the show, we throw open the door to our archives, giving you an exceptional opportunity to purchase rare, and highly-collectible pieces from some of the world’s most esteemed artists. Here's a sneak peek of some of the artworks included, so that you’ll know what to expect…
It’s not every day you get the chance to add a piece by enigmatic street-artist and political activist, Banksy to your collection. Created in the tongue-in-cheek style for which he is revered, Turf Wars features Winston Churchill, rocking a punk rock mohawk made of turf. The piece originates from the 2000 May Day anti-capitalist Riots in London, where Banksy stealthily placed a strip of turf on the head of the statue of Winston Churchill that stands in Parliament Square. Thus – this print was born, and one of Banksy’s first London shows in 2003 was named Turf Wars. This silkscreen print is from a limited edition of 50, and comes framed in an ornate gold frame.
When you close your eyes and think of the work of Damien Hirst, chances are it’s his artworks portraying human skulls that spring to mind. New Religion: The Skull Beneath the Skin is one such piece, serving as a modern day momento mori designed to remind us of our mortality. This silkscreen print with diamond dust on Somerset Satin is from a limited edition of 155, signed and numbered by Hirst.
The Curse of Being Magnificent is an original supersize piece, masterfully created with 22ct gold, graphite and charcoal over archival pigment prints by Elizabeth Waggett. The artwork is intended to invite the viewer to question their relationship to the delicate balance between empathy and greed – two natural human desires.
Here’s one for the superstitious amongst you – Black Cats – a 12-colour screenprint with varnish overlay by British visual artist, David Shrigley. Known for his childlike style depicting darkly comic observations about modern life, Shrigley’s work is a celebration of the mundane that always raises a smile. From a limited edition of 125, the artwork comes float mounted in a black box frame, and is signed and numbered by Shrigley.
Stillness is A Portal to the Divine is a striking piece from Master of Light, Chris Levine, depicting supermodel, Kate Moss. Known for his similar portraits of The Queen and Grace Jones, this archival inkjet print is presented in a custom-made Perspex box, and is from a limited edition of 250.
Add a splash of colour to your walls with Dream Garden Mono 19 from conceptual Scottish artist, Bruce McLean. Via his performance art, sculpture and painting, McLean is credited with breaking apart the rigidity of visual art back in the 1960s. This piece is inspired by McLean's wife's garden in Spain, and is part of a series of 25 works created using hand-painted and collaged elements. An original monoprint on paper, this dream garden is signed by McLean.
Join us at the Rare Print Show Private view
Our Private View will be held at Enter Gallery on the evening of the 28th, between 6-8pm. Enjoy a drink, and experience these rare artworks for yourself. Tickets are limited, so sign up today to join the guest list. We look forward to seeing you there!
If there is a specific piece that you’re interested in, we recommend registering your interest by contacting the gallery in advance. Simply, give us a call on +44 (0)1273 724 829.