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Jake & Dinos Chapman
Double Deathshead offers a typically blackly humorous take on the subject of mortality. The Chapmans provided a life-size ink drawing of the skulls as the basis for the screenprint. The print is issued with a pair of plastic eyes on springs – ‘Droopy Eyes’ – to be fixed to the glazed image once framed, covering the central eye sockets so as to, in the Chapmans’ own words, ‘deflate any sense of menace’.
Technique
A single screenprint printed on 300 gsm Somerset Satin paper from the portfolio Screen published by The Paragon Press in 1997.

Jake & Dinos Chapman
Jake (born 1966) and Dinos Chapman (born 1962) graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1990. Their relentless creativity in media from sculpture and paintings to installations and prints has earned them a worldwide reputation. Their art, conventionally described as 'iconoclastic', has often gone further to challenge the boundaries of the acceptable. Their joint record of exhibitions and events based around their work is one of the most extensive of contemporary British artists, ranging from Europe to Japan and the US.

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Double Deathshead

Double Deathshead

Double Deathshead

Screenprint
Also known as silkscreen. In its simplest form, this is a technique by which the artist blocks out a section of a fine, woven screen (formerly made of silk), which is stretched over a frame. With a squeegee, ink is pressed evenly through the screen on to a sheet of paper beneath. Only the areas of the screen not blocked out will be printed. The artist will use as many of these transparent sheets (separations) as the numbers of colours required in the print, and each sheet must be aligned very carefully with the others. The films are transferred on to the silkscreens via a light-sensitive process: only the areas which are painted by the artist will be blocked out and will not allow ink through.
Screenprint
Edition of 75
Signed by the artist & numbered on the reverse

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Sheet size
73.4 x 88.3cm
29 x 34¾in

Image size
71.3 x 86.4cm
28 x 34in


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Double Deathshead offers a typically blackly humorous take on the subject of mortality. The Chapmans provided a life-size ink drawing of the skulls as the basis for the screenprint. The print is issued with a pair of plastic eyes on springs – ‘Droopy Eyes’ – to be fixed to the glazed image once framed, covering the central eye sockets so as to, in the Chapmans’ own words, ‘deflate any sense of menace’.

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First Name Jake and Dinos
Last Name Chapman
Artist Description Jake (born 1966) and Dinos Chapman (born 1962) graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1990. Their relentless creativity in media from sculpture and paintings to installations and prints has earned them a worldwide reputation. Their art, conventionally described as 'iconoclastic', has often gone further to challenge the boundaries of the acceptable. Their joint record of exhibitions and events based around their work is one of the most extensive of contemporary British artists, ranging from Europe to Japan and the US.
Edition of 75
Ed Date 1997
Inscriptions Signed by the artist & numbered on the reverse
Short Technique Screenprint
Sheet Size 73.4 x 88.3cm
Sheet Size (Inches) 29 x 34¾in
Image Size 71.3 x 86.4cm
Image Size (inches) 28 x 34in
Technical Description A single screenprint printed on 300 gsm Somerset Satin paper from the portfolio Screen published by The Paragon Press in 1997.
Technique Pop ups Also known as silkscreen. In its simplest form, this is a technique by which the artist blocks out a section of a fine, woven screen (formerly made of silk), which is stretched over a frame. With a squeegee, ink is pressed evenly through the screen on to a sheet of paper beneath. Only the areas of the screen not blocked out will be printed. The artist will use as many of these transparent sheets (separations) as the numbers of colours required in the print, and each sheet must be aligned very carefully with the others. The films are transferred on to the silkscreens via a light-sensitive process: only the areas which are painted by the artist will be blocked out and will not allow ink through.
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