Silk-screen print

The Guardsman

 

Sheet size: 116 x 55 cm

Unsigned/Signed: Signed in the plate

Condition: Fine

Feliks Topolski, The Guardsman print, silk-screen print, 1977:: £450 :: www.redgrapegallery.co.uk

Feliks topolski

Taken from an original commission for Selfridges, London in 1977 to mark Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee. The print is one of a limited number that were to be used for display in the store.

 

Topolski re-worked an image of British officers, originally made in the 1950s, into a pop art style and scaled the image to work, in series, along the whole length of the Selfridges store. The silk-screen print, on brown wrapping paper, has dramatic blocks of solid colour. The resulting image combines the tradition of ceremonial with the style and energy of swinging London.

 

 

 

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