Jake And Dinos Chapman
Double Deathshead is part of the Screenportfolio. The Chapmans provided the printer with a life-size ink drawing of the skulls, and the screenprint was made from this. The print was issued with a pair of eyes on springs – ‘Droopy Eyes’ – which were fixed to the glazed image once it had been framed, covering the central pair of eyes. Dinos explained ‘The eyes deflate any sense of menace, the whole image deflates itself’.
In Print Contemporary Art from the Paragon Press, the British Council 2001Text © Patrick Elliott
- Accession Number P6909
- Dimensions 73.4 X 88.5 CM
- Media SCREENPRINT WITH NOVELTY EYES
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The depiction of shapes and forms on a flat surface chiefly by means of lines although colour and shading may also be included. Materials most commonly used are pencil, ink, crayon, charcoal, chalk and pastel, although other materials, including paint, can be used in combination.