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Artists’ Editions

Philip Taaffe
Interzonal Leaf with Juvenile Sand Boa, 2020

Philip Taaffe, Interzonal Leaf with Juvenile Sand Boa, 2020

Edition of 30
Medium: Silkscreened with some hand applied brush work paper 250Gm White Stonehenge paper
Size: 340mm x 280mm
All Variable

Signed and numbered

This edition has been printed by Taaffe in his studio. Prints might have slight differences with some hand applied brush work.

This edition has been produced on the ocasion of The Botanical Mind,Art, Mysticism and the Cosmic Tree, 2020.

'Snakes occur throughout Taaffe’s work as both a liminal symbol— something between the divine and the condemned— and a calligraphic mark. The sand boa, native to the Indus River Valley, is partially invented for the purposes of this image. Similarly, the leaf seen in the background is extrapolated from a 19th century imagining of tropical leaves. The result is a Baudeliarian reverie, an “Artificial Paradise” residing between artifice and the paradisiacal.' - Philip Taaffe

Philip Taaffe (b. 1955, Elizabeth, New Jersey). His first solo exhibition was in New York in 1982. He has since been included in exhibitions at Carnegie International, two Sydney Bienniales, and three Whitney Bienniales. His work is held in the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. A painting by Taaffe is in the private collection of Elton John at Woodside, Old Windsor; it had previously hung in Gianni Versace's townhouse in New York.

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