Double Deathshead (from Screen Portfolio)

1997

Chapman ((b. 1966), (b.1962)) Jake and Dinos
Jake and Dinos Chapman are brothers who collaborate on making art. They have used the image of a skull and crossbones as a signature on a number of works. Here, with typical macabre humour, they have used fluorescent ink in the printing of the skull and crossbones, so that it glows in the dark. The print can be shown with the addition of joke-shop false plastic eyes attached to the central eye sockets, thus reinforcing their sibling ties in sharing the same pair of eyes. Ann Jones
  • Artwork Details: 71 x 86.5cm
  • Edition: 14 from 45
  • Material description: screenprint
  • Credit line: © the artists
  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Print
  • Accession number: ACC122/1997

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