Gary HumeUntitled 02 2006

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Gary Hume (born 1962)
Untitled 02
Date 2006
MediumLinocut print on paper
Dimensionsimage: 555 x 400 mm
Acquisition Presented by the artist 2008
Not on display


Here’s Flowers is a portfolio of eight linocuts published by Charles Booth Clibborn under his imprint, The Paragon Press, London. Hume worked on these linocuts with the master printmaker Hugh Stoneman, completing the project alone after Stoneman’s death in December 2005. They were printed on 400gsm Velin Arches Blanc paper in an edition of sixty-eight. In addition to a set of artist’s proofs, four artist’s copies were printed and Tate’s copy is one of these. All the prints are signed by the artist on the back and dedicated to Tate.

Linocut is a medium ideally suited to Hume’s imagery since its slightly textured surface accepts ink evenly, creating large areas of flat colour. The portfolio presents a series of flowers constructed from the combination of flat planes and simple shapes of colour defined by elegant line drawing. Each print was made using three to five different colours, paying special attention to subtle changes in tonal variations and line adjustments. All the prints are untitled, numbered from one to eight and share the same portrait format and dimensions… (read more)

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