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Bowie Face No.1 (2010) Limited Edition Print

Bowie Face No.1 (2010) Limited Edition Print
 
 

Bowie Face No.1 (2010) Limited Edition Print

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120466
      • Product Description:

        Bowie Face No.1 (2010) Print by John Dove and Molly White.

        Signed, titled and numbered en verso.

        Limited edition of 100.

        Screen print on hand-made rag paper, made from recycled T-Shirts.

        Printed in Britain.

        57x77cm (please note handmade papers can vary by 1 cm in height and/or width). Unframed.

        Artists John Dove and Molly White have worked together for over forty years, their early work is highly influential and was purchased by important retailers in London, Paris and New York including Mr Freedom,  Granny Takes A Trip, Liberty, Mr Fish, Countdown,  Paradise Garage, Galeries Lafayette, Ians and Bloomingdales and Liberty.  In 1976, they set up a shop near Bond Street called KITSCH-22 selling hand screen printed T-shirts.  An early t-shirt featured the David Bowie Face, photographed from the inside cover of Aladdin Sane, with an Olympus Trip half-frame camera in black and white.  A film positive was produced and then the colours were handpainted on Kodatrace (a special tracing paper made from frosted acetate film and used as part of the exposure process when putting imagery onto silk-screens). This approach to image making was incredibly new and it has been said that John and Molly’s work in screen-printed T-shirts paved the way for the printed T-shirt revolution.

        They have continued to hand produce innovative and original t-shirts and more recently reproduced some of their iconic designs as limited edition screen prints with The Paul Stolper Gallery. These prints are hybrids that have evolved from many years of printing T-shirts. John and Molly have taken great care to retain the character of that journey, developing every nuance and facet of the print. They were amazed to find a Bangladeshi hand-made paper that is made from recycled cotton t-shirts - perfect for these screen prints.

        Each print is carefully prepared and packed in a stu

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  • Composition: hand-made rag paper
  • Dimensions: 57x77cm. Unframed.
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