Handfinished Grace Jones - J G Ballard - Crash

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3 colour screenprint with Handfinishing on a rare colourway print


330gsm Fedrigoni paper

70 x 85cm

Signed and numbered 1/1 unique piece

J.G. Ballard's novel, Crash, which was published in 1973, explores the idea of perversion (and possible liberation) in the collision of technology and eroticism around Shepperton, in Surrey, where Ballard and his family lived. The narrator, James Ballard, tells the story of Dr Robert Vaughan whose fantasies of car crashes have taken on a sexual nature.

"This is part of ‘The Nightmare Series’: A chance email from a Chinese “copy village” gave inspiration to this series. The village offered, via email, a list of artists it could reproduce, including three Andy Warhol paintings. The idea of Warhol’s entire artistic output distilled right down to three small 64x64 pixel thumbnails of Jackie Kennedy, Liz Taylor and an Electric Chair became the inspiration for these doomed and dripping celebrity portraits.