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  • Object:

    Print

  • Date:

    1985 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching and aquatint on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Fischer Fine Art Ltd., London

  • Museum number:

    E.528-1988

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case MP, shelf 37

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, of an athletic male swinging a hammer to a gong, interprets the symbol displayed on cinema screens showing films produced by the J. Arthur Rank Organisation. Sandle's print 'Mad Max' (E.524-1988) and his many works embracing the concept of 'Mickey Mouse' indicate his interest in the cinema as a purveyor of contemporary culture. Here the cinematic icon is redrawn to underline the dynamic power of the film industry.

Date

1985 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Etching and aquatint on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Michael Sandle 1986 30/35'
Signed and inscribed with date and edition no. in pencil.

Dimensions

Height: 19.7 cm plate, Width: 15.6 cm plate

Descriptive line

Michael Sandle: Rank. Etching and aquatint. 1986

Production Note

Attribution note: The image plays on the logo for J.Arthur Rank Film Studios

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Etching; Aquatint

Subjects depicted

Power (political); Power (economic); Power (military); Cinema

Categories

Prints

Production Type

Limited edition

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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