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In for the Money by BARRY REIGATE

In for the Money by BARRY REIGATE


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Edition size: 200

Signed and numbered by the artist

Original silkscreen print on 410gsm Somerset satin paper

Sheet size: 80 x 60 cm

Printed at Coriander Studios, UK

Supplied unframed

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To accompany the Saatchi Gallery’s exhibition, Newspeak: British Art Now, one of the artists featured in the show, Barry Reigate has worked closely with the Saatchi Gallery and Coriander Studios to create a limited edition original, signed and numbered silkscreen print.

The silkscreen print ‘In for the money’ is taken from many drawings, not preparatory drawings, more like doodles, expenditures of energy while filling in ‘moments’. The actual print is also taken from various other sources, like footprints, scuffs, marks and pot stains on paper. All combined, into one composition like a kind of collage. The image is childlike (a cartoon) and the character is drawn from various images grabbed over the Internet and magazines, then re drawn, so as to become personified, as the artists own with ink and brush. Various elements of the character are changed to give it a clown like makeover.

The childlike black smudge hides a darker reality, money, a taboo subject in relation to an artist’s practice. The title thus embraces the base subject matter of an underlying secret and at times sinister objective, of an artist’s intentions. In For The Money is at once simultaneously playing with fun and a darker undertone in regards to art and commerce.

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