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Gary Hume

Snowman, 1996

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Silkscreen on pink felt,
printed by Print Workshop, London,
12 x 12” (29,9 x 29,9 cm),
Ed. 55/XX, signed and numbered

Impervious to warmth and weather: a bold and bonny snowman aglow against a soft, sunset pink.


“In fact, the artist himself has likened his canvases to flesh, suggesting that the underpainting takes on the function of skin in relation to the surface paint’s role as makeup. Like skin, these paintings act as interfaces between the realm of subject and object, viewer and viewed, drawing us into the orbit of their saccharine sheen while at the same time maintaining a high-gloss barrier to any unwelcome entry.” Douglas Fogle Parkett No. 48, 1996