OC-IB - David Batchelor Screen Print
Since its launch in 1976, October has been the single most influential journal of art theory and criticism. Yet in nearly 40 years of publication not a single image has been reproduced in colour. As an extension of his ongoing investigation into colour, Batchelor looks to re-address this balance. Drawn over a copy of issue one of October (Summer 1976), his abstract compositions disrupt the journal’s orderly monochromatic universe, intervening on every page in riotous, exuberant colour. Circles, triangles and rectangles of brilliant transparent colour and planes of opaque black celebrate colour, placing it above the language of art theory, and back at the centre of artistic practice. David Batchelor has created a special limited edition print. Taking, as a starting point, a drawing from the October series and printed in a combination of digital pigment and silkscreen, each print is then uniquely hand finished by the artist.
Produced by common-editions
Digital pigment and screen print
Each hand finished, signed and numbered by the artist Printed on Somerset Enhanced Velvet 225g
Edition of 50
Paper size 350 x 280 mm
2015 by David Batchelor