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  • Object:


  • 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:


  • 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)


2001 (made)


Purcell, Fergus (artist)
SHOWstudio (publishers)

Materials and Techniques

Colour screenprint

Marks and inscriptions



Height: 594 mm, Width: 420 mm

Descriptive line

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



Subjects depicted

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


Prints; Gender and Sexuality


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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