American Tan XXIV
Edition of 150
Sheet size: 122 x 98 cm (48 x 38 ½ in)
Signed, titled and numbered on the front
Published in 2007
American Tan XXIV is a prime example of Hume’s work, deriving from his 2007 exhibition, American Tan, which was themed around the all-American cheerleader and her place in American culture. In this work the image of a cheerleader cartwheeling is transformed into a two-dimensional, almost abstract pattern. Typical of Hume’s approach to form, combined with beautiful, intense flat colour, this apparent simplicity is in fact the product of a complex, multi-part screenprinting process also involving embossing.