artrepublic has pleasure in introducing an exclusive series of Limited Edition Silkscreen’s from artist Nicolas Ruston, entitled “Queens Head”. The prints are available in Gold (edition of 10), Silver (edition of 10) or Black and White (edition of 50).
The edition explores the notion of artificial manipulation and is influenced by the misrepresentation of The Queen in a 2007 documentary trailer for Monarchy: The Royal Family at Work. Footage of The Queen was edited in non-chronological order making it appear as though she had stormed out of a photo shoot.
Ruston’s work is concerned with collective beliefs and shared verbal and visual narratives in relation to the mass media. He has developed several techniques unique to his practice including scratch-painting which is the medium in which Queens Head has been created. He is creative director of an advertising agency and brings a knowledge and understanding of the mass media into his work.
Mau Mau presents Pigs Might Fly @ West Bank Gallery
Mau Mau brings his own brand of street art to his first solo exhibition in the UK. Darkly humorous, installations and artwork feature shipwrecking mermaids and protesting grannies and quirky characters like Mau Fox and Whack Ronald which have earned him an international fanbase.
Sir Peter Blake marks his 80th Birthday with a new St Pepper
Posted by: Blog Author Kayleigh Notman | Filed under: Art news
British pop artist legend Sir Peter Blake has taken inspiration from his most famous artwork to bring together British cultural figures he most admires alongside family and friends, as he marks his 80th birthday.
This new version of the iconic St Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album artwork has been created for a special birthday celebration of Blake’s life which will take place at Wayne Hemingway’s Vintage festival, Boughton House, Northamptonshire, in July.
The recognisable figures featured in the piece are amongst Twiggy, Amy Winehouse, Grayson Perry, JK Rowling, and Noel Gallagher.
"I’ve chosen people I admire, great people and some who are dear friends. I had a very long list of people who I wanted to go in but couldn’t fit everyone in – I think that shows how strong British culture and its legacy of the last six decades are."
Singer Noel Gallagher was said to be very pleased to be included. “To be on there with the likes of Vivienne Westwood, Mick Jagger and Paul Weller, just those three people alone, is amazing for me.”