LIFE IMITATING ART PRINTS/WINGS OF DESIRE



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The Life Imitating Art series features contemporary scenes of London and
incorporates characters and objects lifted from art historical references.
Originally, I had intended to limit these to four settings depicting south of the
Thames, north of the Thames, the East End and the West End but an inability
to choose between two ideas for the West End lead to my doing a fifth etching.
I now see this as a continuing series. For the piece Life Imitating Art X
I have returned to the scale of numbers V and VII.


Life Imitating Art - Cornelia Parker's Breathless Brass Band


Life Imitating Art - My Favourite Things


Life Imitating Art - Chelsea Arts Club Summer Ball


Life Imitating Art XI

Life Imitating Art X

Life Imitating Art VIII

Life Imitating Art IX

Life Imitating Art I

Life Imitating Art II

Life Imitating Art III

Life Imitating Art IV


Life Imitating Art V

Life Imitating Art VI

Life Imitating Art VII

 


Wings of Desire is a series where a romantic narrative has been created
by the London locations depicted. They are Adam and Eve Mews W8,
Bride Lane EC4, The Mount NW3 and Childs Mews SW5.
As in Life Imitating Art, the angels have been borrowed from great
paintings by Botticelli, Poussin, Rubens and Murillo respectively.

Wings of Desire I

Wings of Desire II

Wings of Desire III

Wings of Desire IV

 

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