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The Pianist by John Bellany

The Pianist by John Bellany

© the Artist’s Estate. All Rights Reserved 2019/ Bridgeman Images

Whilst the main focus of the print is the figure of the pianist and his piano, Bellany has also included a fishing boat seen through the window to the top right of the print. The sea and religion are two subjects which influenced much of Bellany’s work, the result of his upbringing in a fishing family of strict Calvinists.

Printed and published by Advanced Graphics London as part of the London Suite II portfolio. Edition of 75.

This work is part of a portfolio of 20 prints produced by Advanced Graphics London in 2012, produced to celebrate 30 years since their first print venture in 1982: The London Suite, prints by ten London-based artists. This second suite includes 20 London artists, including six of the original 1982 contributors and eight RAs, who were all asked to produce screenprints with size being the only constraint. Some works have the addition of woodblock and some have as many as 25 separate printings or layers within the image.