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Life Imitating Art – Jermyn St by Mychael Barrat

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Life Imitating Art – Jermyn St by Mychael Barrat [2021]

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Etching

Edition number 7

Image size: H:52 cm x W:50 cm

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This etching has been made specifically for a 20th anniversary exhibition in Inverness where the only criteria set was that the artists had to in some way reference the number 20. My piece is set on Jermyn Street in the St James’s area of London - a street renowned for its tailoring and sartorial splendour. As with all of the pieces in this series, every figurative element references a historical work of art and in this case, as it’s Jermyn Street, all of the works are by German artists (apologies). There are twenty odd references to paintings that were all made in the 1920s. Oh and the time on the clock in St James’s Church is twenty past two (for the theme it probably should have been 20.20 but this seemed wrong as the shops would all have been closed). Image Size: 52cm X 50cm Sheet size: 65cm x 63cm Artwork comes unframed and unmounted

Buy Mychael Barratt printmaker works with Wychwood Art gallery online. Mychael Barratt was born in Toronto, Canada, however, considers himself to be a Londoner since arriving for what was supposed to be a two-week stay thirty years ago. He is a narrative artist whose work is steeped in imagery relating to art history, literature, theatre and everything else that overfills his bookshelves. He was an artist in residence for Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre throughout Mark Rylance’s reign as Artistic Director. In 2011, just prior to the 2012 Summer Olympics, he was commissioned to paint a large-scale mural on T. V. Edwards Solicitor’s building on the Mile End Road. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and in 2013 was elected to be its twelfth President. His work is held in many important collections including Her Majesty The Queen, British Museum, the British Library, Ashmolean Museum, V & A Museum, and the Jiangsu Museum of Contemporary Art. Mychael Barratt is available online and in our art gallery. To discuss any works please call 01869 338 155 or email deborah@wychwoodart.com

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