Death at the Parade by DAN BALDWIN

Death at the Parade by DAN BALDWIN


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Edition of 125

Signed by the artist

Silkscreen print with 24 colours and glaze

Image Size:  57 x 57 cm

Paper Size:  73.5 x 73.5 cm

Supplied unframed

Accompanied by a Saatchi Gallery Certificate of Authenticity


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Inspired by a painting that Baldwin saw in a museum in Mexico, a skeleton looms over a sleeping child. The composition has a dream-like quality as the central figure is asleep and is surrounded by a carnival-like scene with animals, freaky creatures, flags, anatomical diagrams and the skeleton looking away into the distance where we see the silhouette of a church.  Perhaps this is a parade of characters from the little girl’s dream, though the predominance of skeletal imagery - both human and animal- suggests the presence of death. Baldwin juxtaposes innocence and mortality, the sinister and the nostalgic in a carefully balanced and energetic work.


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