19 July 2019
We are delighted to have two new prints, exclusive to Kettle’s Yard, available in our shop and online.
We have worked with American artist Peter Coffin on a new print which replicates the iconic ‘show print’ designs of the Colby Poster Printing Co in LA. This mock-poster advertises an imaginary music concert in Cambridge and celebrates live music. The fictional line-up of bands and philosophers are all associated with Cambridge. For the print, Coffin used an old-fashioned printing technique, first applying the tri-tone “rainbow-roll” background colours onto the paper, before printing the text with black letterpress ink.
Coffin’s work is in many permanent collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Guggenheim Museum, New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
Imaginary Concert (Cambridge), Kettle’s Yard Edition, 2019 is available to by in an edition of 100, all numbered and signed.
Price: £100 (unframed), £190 (framed)
With thanks to Kip Gresham at the Cambridge Print Studio for hand-printing this limited-edition work.
Ann-Marie James‘ Dear Barbara is inspired by a letter from Barbara Hepworth to Jim Ede, which James discovered in the Kettle’s Yard archive. In the letter Hepworth apologies profusely for reacting negatively to a request from Jim Ede (the creator of Kettle’s Yard) that she might give one of her sculptures so it could be displayed in the Kettle’s Yard House. Written in 1972, it movingly reveals Hepworth’s close friendship with Jim and Helen Ede since the early 1930s.
James created her print in a single three-hour sitting, using four cartridges of ink. Preserving only the letterhead and a few selected quotes, James covered the letter with her own apologies to family, friends and acquaintances. It begins with an apology to Hepworth for reading the sculptor’s private correspondence. The print’s monochrome palette echoes the base of Group of Three Magical Stones and the colour of Three Personages – two sculptures by Hepworth which are on display in the House.
Her work is held in the collections of The British Museum, The British School at Rome, University of the Arts, London, and The Victoria and Albert Museum.
This print accompanies a series of works which Ann-Marie James has produced for Helen Ede’s bedroom during a residency at Kettle’s Yard in 2019.
Edition of 100, numbered and signed.Price: £100 (unframed), £180 (framed)