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Print - The Executioner

The Executioner

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 2004 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Insect (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Screenprint on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased through the Julie and Robert Breckman Print Fund

  • Museum number:

    E.383-2005

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case MP, shelf 125, box B

This screenprint, by the London-based design group Insect, is an example of contemporary graphic art, bordering on the surreal. It has echoes of the gothic, with touches of psychedelia. The dream-like visual language is typical of Insect, who also work in illustration, branding and advertising.

Physical description

A print showing a male character as a silhouette dressed in black, with hat, jacket, trousers and belt. The background is of green and pink imagery, with some black silhouettes of horses, a woman in Victorian dress and the outline of another figure.

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (made)

Date

ca. 2004 (made)

Artist/maker

Insect (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Screenprint on paper

Marks and inscriptions

PICTURES ON WALLS DOT COM 174/750
Bottom right, stamped embossed circle, 174/750 in pencil within circle

Dimensions

Height: 71 cm, Width: 51 cm

Object history note

Displayed in the Link Corridor in Aug-Oct 2005 in the 'Street Art' display.

Descriptive line

'The Executioner', screenprint by Insect, British, ca. 2004.

Categories

Prints; Psychedelia

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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