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Print - Jab Jab

Jab Jab

  • Object:

    Print

  • Date:

    1988 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lyons, John, born 1933 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour screenprint on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.1238-1995

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2G, shelf DR55, box MP326

'Mas' (masquerade) has been an enduring theme in the work of poet and painter John Lyons. In this screenprint he evokes the heat and colour of Trinidadian carnival as three masqueraders energetically perform. The central figure is 'Jab-Jab' (from the French diable); the devil disguised as a clown. His licentious character is evoked in the hot reds and fleshy pinks of Lyons' print.

Lyons was one of fifty artists commissioned by John Phillips of the Paddington Printshop in 1988 to form a set of screenprints entitled 'Jouvert' (Trinidadian patois for daybreak or 'beginning').

Physical description

Unmounted colour screenprint on paper

Date

1988 (made)

Artist/maker

Lyons, John, born 1933 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Colour screenprint on paper

Dimensions

Height: 56.5 cm Unmounted, Width: 76 cm Unmounted

Descriptive line

Print, 'Jab Jab', colour screenprint on paper by John Lyons, 1988

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Screenprint

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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