Envy would praise his beauty, 2020


Envy would praise his beauty, 2020
Giclee print with silkscreen varnish
37 x 63 cm
Edition of 75
Signed and numbered by the artist on an archival label attached to the back of the print 
The price of the edition increases as the edition sells out.

£285.00 GBP



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About the artwork 

This new and exclusive limited edition print has been commissioned for Studio Voltaire's Frieze 2020 presentation. The work is a part of a recent series based on the Greek myth of Myrrh who gets turned into a myrrh tree after having committed incest with her father. In the myth, Myrrha gives birth to Adonis from her trunk, he is both her son and her half-brother, "the most beautiful man in the world".  In the photomontage, the figure of Adonis has been multiplied and "queered", and features alongside anemones, which grew on the spot he died. The work also included an image of Sacheverell Sitwell's apartment and there's a portrait of his sister, Edith Sitwell on the wall.

Each print of the photomontage has a silkscreen varnish applied giving a tactile finish to the edition.  The edition directly supports Studio Voltaire's exhibition, learning and studio programmes. 

About the artist

Linder (b. Liverpool, 1954; Lives and works in Heysham) recent exhibitions include Linderism, curated by Amy Tobin, Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge, UK (2020); Ever Standing Apart From Everything, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London (2019); Her Grace Land, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire (2018); The House of Fame, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham (2018); Bower of Bliss, Glasgow Women's Library, Glasgow (2018); The Bower of Bliss, Art on the Underground, Southwark Station (2018); Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Sweden (2017); An Absence, A Presence, A Mood, A Mantle, Dependance, Brussels (2015); Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA (2013); Linder: femme/objet, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de ParisParis, France (2013); Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield, UK (2013); Tate St. Ives, St. Ives, Cornwall, UK (2013) and Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris (2013). Linder is represented by Modern Art/ Stuart Shave, London, Dependance, Brussels and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/ New York.

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