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Jake & Dinos Chapman
My Giant Colouring Book is a portfolio of 21 highly controversial etchings published in 2004, each in an edition of just 35, printed on 300 gsm Somerset TP paper, and signed and numbered on the reverse .Loosely based on pages from children’s colouring books, the savagely reworked images ruthlessly subvert the apparently safe form to reveal monsters lurking within the real world, using historical iconography ranging from Goya’s Horrors of War to the dark visions of the Surrealists of the 1920s and 1930s. "The job of a work of art is to raise questions about its terms and conditions, that’s what we do. We present the viewer with a puzzle. We put an injunction on speedy consumption, by refusing to offer a straightforward aesthetic experience. And to defend the integrity of the work, we produce a bit of turbulence that makes it more than a simple sip – of art." Jake Chapman.


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Etching printed on 300gsm Somerset TP paper from the portfolio My Giant Colouring Book published by The Paragon Press 2004.



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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My Giant Colouring Book No:18

My Giant Colouring Book No:18

My Giant Colouring Book No:18

Etching
A metal plate, normally copper or zinc or steel, is covered with an acid-resistant layer of rosin mixed with wax (this is called the ‘ground’). With a sharp point, the artist draws through this ground, but not into the metal plate. The plate is placed in an acid bath and the acid bites into the metal plate where the drawn lines have exposed it. The waxy ground is cleaned off and the plate is covered in ink, then wiped clean, so that ink is retained only in the etched lines. The plate can then be printed through an etching press. The strength of the etched line depends on the length of time the plate is left in the acid bath.
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Edition of 35
Signed and numbered on the reverse

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50.8 x 40.6cm
20 x 16inches

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My Giant Colouring Book is a portfolio of 21 highly controversial etchings published in 2004, each in an edition of just 35, printed on 300 gsm Somerset TP paper, and signed and numbered on the reverse .Loosely based on pages from children’s colouring books, the savagely reworked images ruthlessly subvert the apparently safe form to reveal monsters lurking within the real world, using historical iconography ranging from Goya’s Horrors of War to the dark visions of the Surrealists of the 1920s and 1930s. "The job of a work of art is to raise questions about its terms and conditions, that’s what we do. We present the viewer with a puzzle. We put an injunction on speedy consumption, by refusing to offer a straightforward aesthetic experience. And to defend the integrity of the work, we produce a bit of turbulence that makes it more than a simple sip – of art." Jake Chapman.

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First Name Jake & 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 35
Ed Date 1994
Inscriptions Signed and numbered on the reverse
Short Technique Etching
Sheet Size 50.8 x 40.6cm
Sheet Size (Inches) 20 x 16inches
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Etching printed on 300gsm Somerset TP paper from the portfolio My Giant Colouring Book published by The Paragon Press 2004.

Technique Pop ups A metal plate, normally copper or zinc or steel, is covered with an acid-resistant layer of rosin mixed with wax (this is called the ‘ground’). With a sharp point, the artist draws through this ground, but not into the metal plate. The plate is placed in an acid bath and the acid bites into the metal plate where the drawn lines have exposed it. The waxy ground is cleaned off and the plate is covered in ink, then wiped clean, so that ink is retained only in the etched lines. The plate can then be printed through an etching press. The strength of the etched line depends on the length of time the plate is left in the acid bath.
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