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Gary Hume often works from photographs, and reduces his subjects to simple areas of flat colour. This print is from a series of portraits that were based on paintings Hume made between 1994 and 1998. Screen printing is a medium ideally suited to Hume’s imagery as it involves building up solid areas of colour. The prints in this series were made using several layers of varnish which results in a sheer, glossy surface.

July 2007