Photogravure etching, hand coloured by the artist.
45 x 33 cm [17.72 x 12.99 inches].
Edition of 85 works, signed and numbered recto.
Produced by the artist and L-13 Light Industrial Workshop.
About the work
For Whitechapel Gallery Billy Childish has created a new photogravure etching in an edition of 85, with each hand coloured by the artist. juju reclining is from a recent series of works which include unabashed nudes, self-portraits and dense woodland scenes. This edition has been generously donated by the artist in support of The London Art Book Fair: 10 - 13 September 2015 at Whitechapel Gallery.
About the artist
Billy Childish was born in 1959 in Chatham, England. After leaving school at 16, Childish worked at the Naval Dockyard in Chatham as an apprentice stonemason and although was initially denied an interview to the local art school, he has produced hundreds of drawings that gained him entry to London’s St. Martin’s School of Art. Childish’s defiance to authority led to his eventual expulsion in 1981. His works explore themes as varied as war, the history and topography of his local and personal environment, social protest, hill walking and religious philosophy. Childish has written and published over 40 volumes of confessional poetry, 5 novels and recorded over 100 LPs and has gained something of a cult status worldwide.
Childish has exhibited internationally with recent solo and group exhibitions in New York, London, Seoul and Berlin. Major exhibitions include Billy Childish: Unknowable but Certain at the ICA in London and White Columns in New York, both in 2010. He is represented by L-13 Light Industrial Workshop, London; neugerriemschneider, Berlin; Lehmann Maupin, New York; Gallery Hyundai, Seoul and International Art Objects, Los Angeles.
Childish lives and works in Kent, England.
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