Conor Harrington | Modern Monarchy
Giclée print with 22-carat gold leaf and silkscreen gloss on Somerset Satin 330gsm paper
Edition of 125
signed and numbered by the artist
117cm x 94cm
'Conor Harrington’s spectacular, sold-out Spring 2012 show Dead Meat depicted a fantastical, imaginary feast representing the decadent collapse of European hegemony. The young Irish painter combined Neo-classicism and the graffiti art of his roots to produce a momentous body of work, internationally lauded for its skill, opulence, imagination and eloquence. Exhibited at Lazarides Rathbone gallery, Dead Meat (pictured below) saw Harrington join the very select band of former graffiti artists who have successfully negotiated the crux to ‘high art’ status.
The Modern Monarchy print inspired by Dead Meat follows the runaway success of Harrington’s When We Were Kings edition earlier this month. Made at our dedicated Execution Dock studio, each boasts hand-applied gold leaf flourishes (on the buttons of the subject's frock coat) and is finished with a silk screen gloss.