We are extremely pleased to present to you our exclusive preview of Anita Klein’s limited edition print ‘The Family Tree’ that we will be selling in collaboration with Jealous at London Original Print Fair this May.
Anita Klein studied at Chelsea and the Slade schools of art. She is a fellow and past president of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers (RE) and her work is in many private and public collections in Europe, the USA and Australia, including Arts Council England and the British Museum. She divides her time between studios in London and Anghiari, Italy.
It has been said that no one has explored more thoroughly the female experience of family in the past thirty years than Anita Klein. Her works make the personal, public. Klein has said that in her work she wants to ‘celebrate ordinariness’. If she were in prison, she says, she wouldn’t long to be at a party or on holiday, she’d want to be having breakfast with her family.
On her distinctive style the great John Russel Taylor wrote “There is a grand simplicity to her works, but that is not the same as saying they lack subtlety and ambiguity. On the contrary, they have the sort of unselfconscious directness that comes from living and breathing art for so long that it becomes second nature”
We are honoured to have Anita Klein involved in our collaboration for the London Original Print Fair because she is undoubtedly one of the great contemporary masters of the medium. Klein uses a 500 year old printing press to make her iconic prints. She has said “Artists original prints are an original piece of art in their own right. For example there are particular feelings that might be better expressed with a wood block or an etching or a lithographic wash, so for an artist it’s like speaking more than one language”.
The Family Tree, Edition of 25, 4 colour screen print, Somerset satin 300gsm paper, 74.5x53 cm, straight edges £680
There are 25 editions only of this beautiful print so don’t miss out. The London Original Print Fair will be held at the Royal Academy between the 4th-7th May.
About the writer
Rosa Torr is a final year BA Politics and Philosophy student from London currently at University College Dublin. Her place of interest is political theory and in particular Gender Studies. Rosa has written for numerous online publications and the University Observer. She is also a theatre maker and is currently co-artistic director of BUMP&GRIND Theatre Company. The show she co-wrote BUMP will be on at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer.