100% cashmere limited edition blanket
Made in Scotland
150 x 130 cm
Edition of 75
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New for House of Voltaire 2019
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About the edition
A 100% superfine Cashmere wool blanket in a Jacquard knit technique by artist Rose Wylie. This double-sided knitting style achieves a design rich finish. The front face of the blanket showcases the artist’s design, whilst a birdseye pattern, driven by the knitting style is achieved on the underside. The blanket has a noticeably soft handle and luxurious heavyweight feel.
About the artist
British artist Rose Wylie (b. 1934) creates paintings and drawings that on first glance appear aesthetically simplistic, not seeming to align with any recognizable style or movement, but on closer inspection, are revealed to be wittily observed and subtly sophisticated meditations on the nature of visual representation itself. The layers of newspaper that line her studio floor are a frequent source of material for the artist, as she encounters images by chance while working.
Drawing from such wide-ranging cultural areas as film, fashion photography, literature, mythology, news images, sports, and individuals she meets in her day-to-day life, Wylie paints colourful and exuberant compositions that are uniquely recognisable. These works make use of an idiosyncratic visual lexicon, the directness of cartoonish figures, and a flattened perspective, while simultaneously betraying a deep awareness of art history and painterly conventions.
Recent exhibitions include: Painting a noun, David Zwirner, Hong Kong (2020); Clothes I Wore, Choi&Lager Gallery, Seoul (2020); Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga (2018); Plymouth Arts Centre and The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art, England (2018); Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London (2017); Turner Contemporary, Margate (2016); Chapter, Cardiff (2016); Space K, Seoul (2016); Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (2015); Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Germany (2014); Haugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum, Tønsberg, Norway (2013); Tate Britain, London (2013); Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, England (2012).
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The first ever permanent House of Voltaire will open at Studio Voltaire in Clapham, London in 2021 following a £2.8 million Capital Project. First established in 2010, House of Voltaire occurred biennially as a temporary store in Mayfair and has had international presentations in Miami and Melbourne. Special projects have included Jeremy Deller's Fuck Brexit and Jeremy Deller's FUCK YOU 2020 and John Booth's The Artists' Bedroom. House of Voltaire can be shopped year–round online with global shipping.