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Intaglio Printmaker launches a new imprint with the inaugural edition a pair of etchings by Alan Kane:

‘SPKR Etching L’ & ‘SPKR Etching R’, 2023
Aquatint print on 300g Hahnemühle Etching White, image 28 x 42 cm on deckle edged paper 40 x 55 cm
Published in an edition of 10 pairs (L & R) and singles 10 (L) & 10 (R)

Price £800 a pair, £450 a single

‘SPKR Etching L’ & ‘SPKR Etching R’ are Kane’s first etchings and mimic their ubiquitous household namesakes through a kind of ‘Pop’ trompe l’oeil in very low relief. As with his recent paintings, these works come out of an interest in computer-produced and freely distributed ‘clip art’. The etchings combine masking, aquatint and an innovative etching process to make the most traditional art object out of digital beginnings. 

Alan Kane’s art takes diverse forms, from day-time TV in ‘Life Class / Today’s Nude’ (Artangel, 2009), to displaying collections of pottery (‘Home for Orphan Dishes, Whitechapel, 2011) and domestic Christmas lighting transforming the façade of Tate Britain (‘Home for Christmas’, 2017-18). Kane exhibits widely and his works are represented in Arts Council Collection, British Council, V&A and Tate. For more info:

Intaglio Print is a natural outcome of the gallery Bruce Haines, Mayfair (née Ancient & Modern 2006-16) acquiring Intaglio Printmaker. The imprint adopts a model of collaborative enterprise that’s existed between contemporary artist, printmaking workshop and publisher since the 17th-century.

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