John Piper (1923 – 1992)
‘Stones and Bones XXIII’ on one side. Signed in pencil bottom right.
‘Stones and Bones XXIV’ and ‘Stones and Bones XXII’ printed directly to reverse. Printed top left facing left ’32’ and bottom right ’29’ respectively.
Levinson 312, 313, 311
Image XXII – 505 x 350 mm
Image XXIII – 505 x 700 mm
Image XXIV – 350 x 505 mm
Overall – 895 x 705 mm
With hinges to the top so that it can be hung either side or hung internally so that both sides can be presented; as a screen or divider for example.
Screenprint on paper.
One of a small number of 50 impressions signed and numbered and printed by Kelpra Studios.
Laid onto acid free card and mounts. Framed in contemporary black aluminium frame and glazed with UV protected glass. Museum standard.
Originally printed as a portfolio of 27 representing Piper’s sketchbooks. The artist and publisher considered that as a portfolio, collectors could interchange the images according to their mood.
WHY BUY ME?
John Piper was one of the most versatile and interesting British artists of the 20th century and was at the cutting edge of many elements of the British art scene. A friend of John Betjeman and contemporary of Henry Moore, Graham Sutherland, Paul Nash and Ben Nicholson. His work spanned paintings, prints, ceramics, stained glass, fabric design, theatrical set design and even the choreography for firework displays!
These images are unusual as Piper is more commonly known for his work depicting the built environment; bombed buildings and the architectural images of cathedrals and other important buildings.
These images are stylishly presented – a real talking point!
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