Serigraphy John Keane (1954) - Praise The Mouse - United Kingdom - 1999
Characteristic intense anti-consumerism of the well-known British artist John Keane. This is a unique work from the archives of Gresham Studio.
Signed, dated, titled and inscribed "B.A.T.", with studio blindstamp.
"Bon à Tirer" means "good for pulling", essentially drawing off the latter. As such, this is the first perfect impression, used to judge all others. In addition, the title is printed on the published print, while here it is handwritten.
John Keane has built a reputation as a political artist through a sustained artistic exploration of the horrors of military and social conflict around the world and the effects of media distortion. His subjects have included Northern Ireland, Central America and the Middle East; and has collaborated with organizations such as Greenpeace and Christian Aid. Keane first came to prominence when he was commissioned by the Imperial War Museum in 1990 to become the official British war artist of the Gulf War. He is also known for commissioned portraits of notable individuals such as Mo Mowlam, Jon Snow and Kofi Annan.
John Keane has exhibited internationally and his work is in public collections including Chase Manhattan Bank, New York; Christie's Corporate Collection, London; Detroit Institute of Fine Art, Michigan; Glasgow Museums: Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow; and the Imperial War Museum, London. He was invited to be the inaugural Artist in Residence at the School of International Relations, University of St Andrews, Scotland in 2014, and was the grand prize winner for the Aesthetica Art Prize in 2015. He was the subject of a book by Mark Lawson, The Art of John Keane, published by Flowers Gallery in 2015. He lives and works in London.
More info: https://www.johnkeaneart.com/
Originally purchased at Bourne Auction Rooms, England in 2004.
Shipped in a hardened tube.
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