Limited edition prints by Peter Blake and Shepard Fairey

An exhibition of limited edition prints has opened at London-based contemporary art gallery Eleven.

Printed Matter Eleven

Printed Matter features work by artists including Peter Blake, Shepard Fairey, Charles Avery, Natasha Law, Jonathan Yeo and Damien Hirst.

Peter Blake, Elvis Two Rivers, 2014
Peter Blake, Elvis Two Rivers, 2014

The exhibition showcases work published in 2014, including Blake’s Elvis Two Rivers and Liberty Beauty Rose, which are part of his series of fairground-based wood engravings and his first etches in over two decades. Yeo’s portrait collages of celebrities such as Helena Bonham Carter are featured, alongside Natasha Law’s Pull in Purple, an example of her semi-nude pop art. 

Jonathan Yeo, Bunga Bunga, 2014
Jonathan Yeo, Bunga Bunga, 2014

Gallery founder Charlie Phillips and gallery manager Susannah Haworth curated the selection, with the aim of bringing to light the significance of print as an artistic medium: “We selected artists and works which we both admire,” Haworth says. 

Charles Avery, Place de la Revolution 3, 2007
Charles Avery, Place de la Revolution 3, 2007
Damien Hirst, Doxylamine, 2007
Damien Hirst, Doxylamine, 2007
Shepard Fairey, Power and Glory I (iv), 2014
Shepard Fairey, Power and Glory I (iv), 2014

The prints have been arranged so that they sit well next to each other aesthetically, with some artists claiming dedicated walls, she says: “Our aim was for the viewer to appreciate each artist’s work without them competing or jarring against each other.”

Keith Tyson, Happy Happy Happy Times, 2014
Keith Tyson, Happy Happy Happy Times, 2014

She adds: “The bright colour in Natasha Law’s work looks particularly striking next to Damien Hirst’s ‘Flumequine’ spot work. The bold reds and golds in Shepard Fairey’s ‘Power and Glory’ prints also sit nicely next to the black and white Charles Avery ‘Place de la Révolution’ prints.” 

Printed Matter runs until 7 March 2015 at Eleven, 11 Eccleston Street, London, SW1W 9LX. Entry is free.

Printed Matter Eleven

All images courtesy of Eleven, London.

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