Portrait of Derek Jarman by Maggi Hambling - Signed and Framed Limited Edition

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  • Sold Date: Feb 22, 2012
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Film maker Derek Jarman, whose films include Carravagio and Blue, died in 1994. He was a gay rights activist, a very accomplished painter, a writer and a garden designer. MaggiHambling and Jarman met at art school in the 1960s and became close friends. In 1980, Hambling became the first Artist in Residence at the National Gallery in L ondon. She is well known as a portraitist with several works in the National Portrait Gallery - her style tends towards expressionistic with some portraits completed during live sittings and others painted later, partly from memory. This portrait of Jarman was painted from memory three weeks after his death and was sold immediately into a private collection.

This edition was initially derived from the painting but Hambling also hand-touched the screens to make this an original image different to the painting and to ensure that the graphic quality of her brushwork and the balance of colours were maintained.

The box frame is in stained ash (light grey) to museum standard. The frame is 85 cm (H) x 63 cm (W) and the paper size is 73 cm x 50 cm. The paper size is also the image size because the black border is printed and is part of Hambling’s design. This print is No: 79 of a limited edition of 250 which was published in 1998. It is on 300gm Vellum Arches fine art paper and is signed by
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