Check out the prints from the J W Anderson SS13 Womenswear show - all printed by Insley & Nash
We were very lucky to see Sir Peter Blake in conversation with Rachel Campbell-Johnston last week at the Royal Acadamy of Arts (we’ll go anywhere for a glass of free champagne). This talk was organised as part of the London Original Print Fair - which if you haven’t been before is super fun and you can walk around pretending you have a spare £5,000 to splash on a Hockney, Hirst or even a Warhol.
Sir Peter briefly spoke of the morality of print editions and how it was down to the artist to think carefully about how many times they should replicate their work and how different mediums can influence the outcomes e.g a wood block would slowly wear out and even a screen will eventually begin to break up.
After another trip to the bar, we began questioning how digitally produced artworks fit into this idea of morality. An inkjet printer can produce substantial quantities of artworks and even after the print run, there is no physical original - just a file on a computer, or even stored online. How do we feel if the artist were to publish their work online and inevitably it would be ‘replicated’ as it was republished on blogs or shown on digital photo frames or computer screens? Is the artwork still an edition?
Maybe this is a question for Hockney.
We’ve been working with womenswear designer Eugene Lin to produce these beautiful Discharge and Devore printed fabrics for his A/W 12 collection. Have a gander at his website http://www.eugene-lin.com/v_0411/index.html
or see the new collection in full over here http://www.facebook.com/Eugene.Lin.RTW