Barry Reigate, In for the money, 2010
Original silkscreen print, 80 x 60 cm
Printed on 410 gr. Somerset satin paper
Edition of 200 numbered and signed by the artist
Printed at Coriander Studios, U.K
Price: £225 (ex VAT)
To accompany the Saatchi Gallery’s exhibition, Newspeak: British Art Now, one of the artists featured in the show, Barry Reigate has worked closely with the Saatchi Gallery and Coriander Studios to create a limited edition original, signed and numbered silkscreen print.
The silkscreen print ‘In for the money’ is taken from many drawings, not preparatory drawings, more like doodles, expenditures of energy while filling in ‘moments’. The actual print is also taken from various other sources, like footprints, scuffs, marks and pot stains on paper. All combined, into one composition like a kind of collage. The image is childlike (a cartoon) and the character is drawn from various images grabbed over the Internet and magazines, then re drawn, so as to become personified, as the artists own with ink and brush. Various elements of the character are changed to give it a clown like makeover.
The childlike black smudge hides a darker reality, money, a taboo subject in relation to an artist’s practice. The title thus embraces the base subject matter of an underlying secret and at times sinister objective, of an artist’s intentions. In For The Money is at once simultaneously playing with fun and a darker undertone in regards to art and commerce.
This lithograph is the third in a series of limited editions that will be produced by invited artists to accompany each of our exhibitions to support the Saatchi Gallery’s education programme. As this is a small edition of only 100, we expect them to sell out quickly, and would like to offer our members, patrons and sponsors the opportunity to purchase these prints before we advertise them to the public. The other prints in the series can be purchased through our online shop.
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