Hand-painted screenprint with charcoal and bronze powder on Somerset Satin 300 gsm paper
Edition 10 / 20
50 x 64 cm
Signed, editioned in pencil with artist's embossed stamp
Proof of provenance is included with the artwork.
BEHIND THE ARTWORK
Portrait of Hollywood actress & singer Ava Gardner
"My studio has always been my sanctuary, and at the start of 2021, I wanted to retreat away from the realities of the global pandemic, and play with iridescent inks, shiny powders and work with some beautiful images. Throughout most of 2020 I was unable to create my own photo shoots, so have been delving into the archives of Hollywood to create two brand new prints featuring these glamorous screen icons.
I have always been drawn to these beautiful black and white studio portraits, the lighting is masterful and they possess a softness which comes from shooting on real film. I love playing on this softness, going against the grain of the often sharp graphic block colour aesthetic of screen print, and instead enhancing the soft, graininess akin to old newspaper print, with charcoal, bronze powders and paint - it is often unpredictable, but as each print is different it is an extremely gratifying process."
- Rosie Emerson
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