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Screw

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    2001 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Purcell, Fergus (artist)
    SHOWstudio (publishers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour screenprint

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased through the Julie and Robert Breckman Print Fund

  • Museum number:

    E.1097:43-2002

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case NN, shelf 2, box A

This three colour silkscreen print by Fergus Purcell, entitled Screw, echoes the pop art style of Roy Liechtenstein. The cartoon-like image is a visual joke and a play on words, and is executed in three colours: black, silver and neon pink.

This print is included in a limited-edition box set of prints and photographs, published by SHOWstudio in 2001. The set consists of a range of works by a variety of people from the creative industries, from photographers to pop stars, and the works – a collection of art, artefacts and fashion ephemera – are exclusive to this set. The mix of media and creative practitioners involved in this portfolio reflects the interests of the SHOWstudio project, concerned with contemporary image-making, fashion and multimedia. It could be described as a time capsule or a modern archive.

Physical description

'Screw', colour screenprint; one of 49 prints from 'SHOWstudio' portfolio. Signed, dated and numbered by the artist.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

2001 (made)

Artist/maker

Purcell, Fergus (artist)
SHOWstudio (publishers)

Materials and Techniques

Colour screenprint

Marks and inscriptions

'Fergadelic'

Dimensions

Height: 594 mm, Width: 420 mm

Descriptive line

'Screw', colour screenprint by Fergus Purcell, one of 49 prints from 'SHOWstudio' portfolio, London 2001

Techniques

Screenprinting

Subjects depicted

Underwear; Pop art; Sexuality; Sex; Screws; Robots

Categories

Prints; Gender and Sexuality

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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