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Gary Hume
American Tan XXIV is a prime example of Hume’s work, and shows his fascination with the theme of the all-American cheerleader and her place in American culture. Stripping his subjects of all inessentials allows him to highlight their most compelling aspects and to create subtle displacements and deformities that wilfully disrupt the careful construction of his compositions. Typical of his spare approach to form, combined with beautiful, intense flat colour, this apparent simplicity is in fact the product of a complex, multi-part printing process also involving embossing.
Technique
A single screenprint, hand embossed with 7 coloured screen and 3 glazes, printed on 410gsm Somerset Tub Sized paper. Published in 2007

Gary Hume
Gary Hume (born Kent, 1962) studied at Goldsmiths College of Art, London, 1985–88, emerging to become part of the Young British Artists group in the early 1990s. His work is characterized by a bright palette of flat colours, often using household gloss paints on polished aluminium panels with imagery drawn from popular contemporary culture in a manner recalling the Pop Art movements of the 60s and 70s. Hume refers to three main strands in his paintings as ‘flora, fauna and portraiture’.

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American Tan XXIV

American Tan XXIV

American Tan XXIV

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 150
Signed & numbered

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Sheet size
122 x 98cm
48 x 38½in

Image size
99.5 x 78cm
39¼ x 30¾ in


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American Tan XXIV is a prime example of Hume’s work, and shows his fascination with the theme of the all-American cheerleader and her place in American culture. Stripping his subjects of all inessentials allows him to highlight their most compelling aspects and to create subtle displacements and deformities that wilfully disrupt the careful construction of his compositions. Typical of his spare approach to form, combined with beautiful, intense flat colour, this apparent simplicity is in fact the product of a complex, multi-part printing process also involving embossing.

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First Name Gary
Last Name Hume
Artist Description Gary Hume (born Kent, 1962) studied at Goldsmiths College of Art, London, 1985–88, emerging to become part of the Young British Artists group in the early 1990s. His work is characterized by a bright palette of flat colours, often using household gloss paints on polished aluminium panels with imagery drawn from popular contemporary culture in a manner recalling the Pop Art movements of the 60s and 70s. Hume refers to three main strands in his paintings as ‘flora, fauna and portraiture’.
Edition of 150
Ed Date 2007
Inscriptions Signed & numbered
Short Technique Screenprint
Sheet Size 122 x 98cm
Sheet Size (Inches) 48 x 38½in
Image Size 99.5 x 78cm
Image Size (inches) 39¼ x 30¾ in
Technical Description A single screenprint, hand embossed with 7 coloured screen and 3 glazes, printed on 410gsm Somerset Tub Sized paper. Published in 2007
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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