As one of the last living Pop Art pioneers, James Francis Gill expertly captures the American Dream in his stunning new collection of serigraphs - all of which are expertly printed onto handmade paper.
Counting Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Robert Indiana amongst his peers, the Texas-born artist took the art world by storm in the 1960s, becoming one of the first-ever Pop artists to have work displayed at the prestigious Museum of Modern Art in New York.
It is an honour to celebrate his return to the forefront of contemporary art with this spectacular series.
From a stint in the United States Marine Corps to breakfast with John Wayne, James' life has been as colourful as his art. After catching the eye of noted art dealer Felix Landau in 1962, he was catapulted into a world of celebrities and international success.
His montage style was lauded by publications like Life and the New York Times, with the latter remarking that his work was 'jazzy and up-to-date...an artist to watch'.
In 1972, following accolades such as the Sao Paulo 9 Biennale, James went into self-imposed exile to develop his artistic expression away from the constraints of the material world. During this time, his 'Marilyn Triptych' stayed in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, where it resides to this day.
"For me it is absolutely exciting to return to Great Britain after so many years. I am happy that my works are shown here, because here art has always played an important part in people's lives - just like in mine."
James Francis Gill
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