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Wifebeater

This is the first in a series of three lithographs that Fernando and I worked on for the “Drink” series. It depicts an alcoholic drinking a very famous brand of lager that amongst drinkers is nicknamed “wifebeater” supposedly for it's ability to provoke aggression.

I have known beaten women in the past, and the aspect I found fascinating in wife beaters was their almost immediate remorse after the red mist; asking their victims for forgiveness. And even more astounding is the victim's frequent forgiveness.

The victim's legs aren't as gruesome as I'd intended;the impossible angle of her right ankle and the contusion on her left shin don't show up well.

 

 

 

 

Wife beater

40x20cm, Edition of 20

£185

 

Whisky you're the devil

This is a portrait of my uncle John who died a fortnight after this picture was taken. He drank more than a bottle of whisky a day, and since early years I've always associated him with whisky. The figure behind him is taken from Velasquez's los Borrachos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whisky you're the Devil

40x20cm, Edition of 20

£145

Champagne Charlie

This is the original drawing which was turned into a lithograph and my favourite of the triptych

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Champagne Charlie

40x20cm, Edition of 20

£145

The British Queen

This lithograph is a collaboration between myself and Fernando Feijoo. He gave me the drafting film, I drew my part and then he finished the design off.

 

 

 

 

British Queen

80x60cm, Edition of 20

£395

Carta Tinta

Fernando Feijoo and myself collaborated on a series of six lithographs called “Drink!”. Apart from the edition printed on white paper he produced some on the brown paper. I highlighted these with white gouache and was very pleased with the result. I've decided to call them carta tinta lithographs after the renaissance custom of working with coloured paper and highlighting with white.

 

 

 

Champagne Charlie

40x20cm, carta tinta

£185

Whisky you're the Devil

40x20cm, carta tinta

£185

Wife beater

40x20cm, carta tinta

£185

 

 

 

 

 

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