Monochrome Breach – An Exhibition of Drawings – Bank Street Arts – June 16th/17th

earthly-delights-72dpiOn the evening of Friday 16th June – after a symposium an Art + Copyright/Copyleft – there will be an opening for a one-day show of my drawings at Bank Street Arts in Sheffield. More here.

I will be giving an artist talk during the evening event on the 16th. Entrance to this event and the exhibition is free and all are welcome.

The evening event if from about 5pm on June 16th. I will be talking about the work at the start of this event.

The gallery is open on the 17th between 11am and 4pm.

All the works are for sale (unframed). 50% of any money raised will be donated to Bank Street Arts.

In addition to this ALL the money raised from the auction of my drawing of Guernica will go to Bank Street Arts. If you would like to bid for this drawing please email in confidence at bryaneccleshall@gmail.com. The drawing will go to the highest bidder over the reserve price of £1500.

Large works to be shown include:

  • After Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights (pictured above)
  • After Pablo Picasso’s Guernica (pictured below)
  • After Caravaggio’s The Incredulity of St Thomas
  • After Walker Evans’ and Sherrie Levine’s Annie Mae Burroughs
  • After Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa
  • After Joseph Beuys’ Wirstschaftswerte (Economic Values) II

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There will also be a selection of smaller works on display. All the works are drawings of art works by others.

A PDF of a catalogue/ price list is available for download here.

I hope to see you there.

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For Sale: After Pablo Picasso’s ‘Guernica’

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After Pablo Picasso’s ‘Guernica’

I have decided to offer my large multi-panel drawing for sale with all the proceeds of that sale going to Bank Street Arts in Sheffield. Bank Street Arts is a multi-disciplinary arts centre where I have have been a resident artist and trustee for several years. You can read more about the centre here.

The sale will take place as part of a solo show of my monochrome works at Bank Street Arts on the 16th and 17th June. If you’re interested in buying the work it will be offered unframed with a reserve price of £1500. We have to sort out the details, but basically the highest bid over £1500 made by the close of the show will secure the piece.

Some details:

  • Size: 2400mm x 1200mm.
  • Assembled from 144 square panels, with slight mismatches visible throughout the work. Click on the image above for a much closer look.
  • Graphite on Paper.
  • Unframed.

The drawing will be on display during the exhibition, which we plan to run in conjunction with a symposium on copyright. If you are interested in attending the symposium, you can find the details here. On that page is a call-out for twenty-minute papers, for which the deadline is May 15th.

If you can’t make it to the show but are interested in placing a bid for the work, please let me know (my email address is bryaneccleshall (at) gmail (dot) com) and we’ll see what can be arranged.

I will post much, more about the solo show in due course, but I wanted to make this announcement as soon as possible.

Drawing ‘Guernica’

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Over the past few months I have been drawing a large multi-panelled version of Picasso’s Guernica. I saw the original painting as an undergraduate in the Prado in, I think, 1986. It was an important moment for me. I still have a stack of postcards I bought that day that show Picasso’s thinking.

As with other drawings I’ve made, the image is made up of small panels (in this case 20cm x 20 cm) and then assembled. Click on the image for a look at a larger version of the file. The image above is a digital assemblage made from scans of my drawings. You can see that lines and shapes are ruptured as I don’t refer to other panels to smooth out the image. I like that this evidence of my intervention is present. After all, I owe Picasso a lot. When assembled physically that squares aren’t quite so neat, being cut and measured by hand. When assembled the piece is 240cm x 120cm and will be a difficult piece to show.

As yet I have no firm plans to show the work in its own right, though it may get incorporated into a larger installation I am working on with Chris Graham.

It is for sale. If anyone wants to buy this, unframed, it’s yours for £8,000.

Guernica / Earthly Delights

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I’m still searching for a title for this piece, but that’s okay as it’s still a long way from finished. As mentioned in a couple of posts below, I’m drawing two works that are held in the Prado Museum that I saw as an undergraduate a long time ago: Picasso’s Guernica and Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights. Click on the image above for a closer look.

Both are iconic works and, it turns out, roughly the same proportions (though Guernica is much, much bigger).

I’m making complete copies of both work as 2400 mm x 1200 mm multi-panel drawings. As is my wont, I’m posting the two drawings as works-in-progress online (here and on facebook) to acknowledge the making process. I’m thinking that when the two sets of panels (seventy-two for each image) are complete I’ll try and show the images in partial form, allowing it to be shown simultaneously in more than one venue (though I have nothing planned) or as combined images with panels from each forming a fragmented and awkward image. The thing is, I need to make all of the panels first. Not sure why, but it seems like an imperative.

I’ve included in the image above a pale reminder of the undrawn panels.