Edition of 80
42 x 29.7cm
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About the artwork
In this exclusive edition for Studio Voltaire, British painter Charlie Billingham has continued his tradition of drawing Regency era illustrations; satirising the powdered wigs, un-done britches and perverse ribald humour that frequented populist sketches from the era. Removing these historical motifs from their context, Billingham offers the work as a decorative homage.
About the artist
Charlie Billingham (b.1984, London, UK) lives and works in London. Recent solo exhibitions include Schaulust, Supportico Lopez, Germany (2015); Free Time, Emalin, Zuoz, Switzerland (2014); Tender 2 The Sunshine Room, OHWOW, CA (2014); Coming Out, Royal Academy, UK (2013).
Studio Voltaire has been supporting artists for over twenty years, through our renowned programme of exhibitions, performances, events and education projects as well as providing affordable studios.
We have gained a reputation for championing both emerging and underrepresented artistic practices, often at key stage in the artist’s career. These have included Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Phyllida Barlow, Ruth Ewan, Elizabeth Price, Jo Spence, Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan, Richard Slee and Cathy Wilkes.
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