'All human emotion is headquartered in a love of self.'
An ART + GRAFT Gallery Editions print of Dominic Rouse's seductive image 'The Less Deceived' taken from the extensive 'Haunted by a Painter's Ghost' series. The model was photographed at the artist's studio and the background is composed of Gothic arches photographed in the upper tier of an English cathedral. The edition is limited to 250 individually signed and numbered prints.
The catalyst for this seductive image was Philip Larkin's poem 'Deceptions' which was itself prompted by an article in 'London, Labour and the Poor' (Mayhew, Henry 1851-1861) in which a young woman recounts her experience at the hands of a man who drugged and raped her. Larkin's sad conclusion is that her attacker was, ultimately, deceiving himself more than her.
'These provocative fantasies provide endless opportunities for speculation. They are not only challenging but alluring and - as are all Rouse prints - impeccably crafted works of art.' (Mark Power - photographer and collector, USA)
Provenance / History of This Item:
A 15' x 12' digital chromogenic 'C-type' print on Fuji's lightly-textured Crystal Archive paper. The image area is 13' x 10' allowing for a generous white border on all sides to facilitate matting and framing.
This print is newly made to the artist's exacting specifications and is in mint condition. It is signed and numbered in black ink and the title and copyright details are noted underneath the image. The rear of the print carries the ART + GRAFT Gallery Editions stamp.
PLEASE NOTE - the edition number of the print you receive will not necessarily correspond to the number of the print that appears in the listing photographs.
An embossed Certificate of Print Authenticity is also included.
Image/object size (inches):
13 (height) 10 (width) 0 (depth)
Overall size (inches):
15 (height) 12 (width) 0 (depth)
The above image is an estimate of the size of the image/object compared to an average person. Box will only show a max 70 inches height x 70 inches width.
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