|Love, Cigarettes & Beer|
||Love, Cigarettes & Beer at Ingleby Gallery|
Ingleby Gallery is delighted to publish a new suite of prints by David Austen.
Love, Cigarettes and Beer is a suite of 21 etchings combining text works and found photographic images. These new prints are available individually or as a full set within a clothbound portfolio.
David Austen works in a variety of different media - painting, sculpture, print-making and, more recently, film. His work is bittersweet - always beautiful, but sometimes humorous and sometimes dark and melancholy.
Austen's new suite of etchings consists of 17 text-based works and 4 photographic portraits. Individually, the text and photographic fragments within Love, Cigarettes & Beer suggest different characters or scenes from a film. Different arrangements of single prints can create different moods, but when all are displayed together they form an intriuging, ambiguous narrative with an old-fashioned, "film noir" feel.
This is the second suite of etchings by David Austen to be published by Ingleby Gallery. The first, Green Electric Morning, was realised in 2006.
Love, Cigarettes & Beer, 2008
a suite of 21 photopolymer etchings on Fabriano Artistico 300gsm paper
edition of 15
47 x 39cm
£300 + VAT each (unframed) or £6,000 + VAT for full set (unframed)
Full list of the 21 titles from the suite:
Love, Cigarettes & Beer; Women and Men; Bone Digger; Smoking Girls; Bagmen, Hoods & Goons; City Like a Brain; The Death of Love; The Nakeds; Dreams Hotel; Love Calling; Black City; Man Smoking; End of Love; Paris Hotel; Men Kill Sleeping Women; Desire, Lust and Sin; Hotel of Love
Man; Boy; Blonde; Lover
To view images of all the prints from the Love, Cigarettes & Beer suite, please click here
Recent exhibitions of David Austen's work include Crackers at Milton Keynes Gallery (2007) and Smoking Moon at Camden Arts Centre (2006). David Austen will feature alongside Man Ray in the group exhibition Conversations at Kettle's Yard in Cambridge from 27 September - 16 November 2008.
The Nakeds (2008)
Paris Hotel, Man & Man Smoking (2008)
Love Calling (2008)