It's All Shits and Giggles Until Someone Giggles and Shits

James McQueen

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A mixed media, archival pigment and silkscreen on deckle-edged satin 410gsm paper by James McQueen.

Do things for the hell of it, life is short - but can the fun go too far?” - James McQueen

Harnessing the alluring magic of an old book and a powerful quote, this bold and exciting limited edition artwork is by mysterious artist James McQueen. The artist, whose anonymity allows viewers to truly appreciate the art for itself, draws from a powerful range of materials and influences to create his work. For example, he sands through layers of paint and even the threads of a canvas to create the unmistakable texture of a vintage book; evoked here through a meticulous ink and silkscreen process. 

Framed and mounted in angled, charcoal pine and spruce, the bold colour palette of this artwork reflects its satirical quote; subverting the vintage aesthetic of a historical book. The elegant and poignant text thus completes this bold modern artwork also replete with contemporary art influences, from Rothko to Tracey Emin.

You can learn more about the elusive artist James McQueen here or shop his latest release here.

Image size: 26.5in x 40.0in 67.3cm x 101.6cm
Framed size: 30.9in x 44.3in 78.5cm x 112.5cm
Edition size: 195
Medium: Fine Art Print
Subjects: Abstract, Humour, Still life

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