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Print - Mad Max

Mad Max

  • Object:

    Print

  • Date:

    1986 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sandle, Michael, born 1936 (artist)
    Fischer Fine Art (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Fischer Fine Art Ltd., London

  • Museum number:

    E.524-1988

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2G, shelf DR77, box MP340

Michael Sandle, born (1936) and brought up on the Isle of Man, is best known as a sculptor but spent most of his time whilst a student at the Slade in the etching and lithography studios. In a statement made in 1988 he averred that printmaking was a seminal activity for him, which significantly affected his development as an artist, particularly the way he continued to draw, and he confessed to sometimes having a longing to make prints.

This image takes its inspiration from the hugely successful Australian movie 'Mad Max' (1979) which had a considerable afterlife in the public imagination. The film portrays a poorly funded police force (of which the eponymous Max Rockatansky is a leading light) in the Australian outback, struggling to protect local people from the ravages of a violent gang of bikers and it is full of the paraphenalia of aggression - black leather, fast cars and bikes. Sandle was early attracted to imagery which implied warfare, whether civilian or military - images of gas masks and armour, for example are found in early student works.

Date

1986 (made)

Artist/maker

Sandle, Michael, born 1936 (artist)
Fischer Fine Art (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Etching on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Michael Sandle 1986 / Mad Max 30/50'
Signed and inscribed with title and date in pencil.

Dimensions

Height: 44.5 cm plate, Width: 61.5 cm plate

Descriptive line

Michael Sandle :Mad Max. Etching and aquatint. 1986

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Etching; Aquatint

Subjects depicted

War

Categories

Prints; Death

Production Type

Limited edition

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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