Limited edition blanket
100% Geelong Lambswool
220 x 130cm
Edition of 50
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About the edition
Made from 100% superfine lambswool in a Jacquard knit technique. The design is based on Enrico David’s textile hangings which were included in The Encyclopedic Palace, the 55th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. 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, perfect for those cold winter nights.
David works in painting, drawing, sculpture, and installation, at times employing traditional craft techniques. In the 1990s he garnered acclaim for creating monumental embroidered portraits using sewn canvases, which often began as drawings and collages from fashion magazines. During the past several years Enrico has focused on sculpture in a variety of media and returned to more traditional methods of painting.
About the artist
Enrico David (b. 1966, Ancona, Italy) lives and works in London and Berlin. Recent solo exhibitions include: Gradations of Slow Release, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC (2019); Michael Werner Gallery, New York (2018); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2018): Blum & Poe, Los Angeles (2018); Michael Werner Gallery, London (2017); Casa Masaccio, San Giovanni Valdarno (2017); Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah (2016): Lismore Castle, Lismore (2016); The Hepworth Wakefield, West Yorkshire (2015); Reggio Emilia, Maramotti Collection (2015); and Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2014). The artist was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2009. David took a studio at Studio Voltaire in 2009 while he prepared for How Do You Love Dzzzzt by Mammy? at Museum Für Gegenwartskunst, Basel. The artist is represented by Michael Werner Gallery, London/ New York.
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.
The gallery also provides an important UK platform for international artists, often providing them their first-ever presentation in the UK. These have included Nairy Baghramian, Thea Djordjadze, Nicole Eisenman, Judith Hopf, Paulina Olowska and Henrik Olesen.