I don’t normally post about print releases – all of these are covered much better elsewhere on other blogs – but I thought I would make an exception for this one from Above as I made a special effort to see the original on which it is based back in 2005.
The original location was in New Haw in Surrey under the M25. Unless you wanted to get very wet (!) you had to go on a long walk to get to take a picture like the one below from the other side of the canal.
There has always been some dispute if the flag should be referred to as the ‘Union Jack’ or the ‘Union Flag’. The Royal Navy call it the Union Flag when it is on land and its only called the Union Jack when it is flying on one of their ships, i.e. ‘at sea’. I guess in this location Above is more than entitled to call it a Union Jack!.
(Green and red special edition)
PRINT NAME: “UNION JACK ARROWS”
EDITION SIZE: 70 REGULAR EDITION (RED/BLUE) + 20 SPECIAL EDITION (ORANGE/GREEN)
PRICE: REGULAR EDITION (RED/BLUE) = 69.00 BRITISH POUNDS /// SPECIAL EDITION (ORANGE/GREEN) = 99.00 BRITISH POUNDS.
LIMIT PER PERSON: 2 PRINTS PER PERSON TOTAL *(ONLY 1 SPECIAL EDITION PER PERSON)
PAPER/INK: 7-COLOR HAND PULLED SCREEN PRINT ON 22 IN. X 15 IN. ( 56 cm. X 38 cm. ) LENNOX 100 ARCHIVAL WHITE 250 GSM.
*EVERY PRINT IS CUSTOM EMBOSSED, SIGNED, DATED AND NUMBERED BY ABOVE.
AS ALWAYS, ABOVE DESIGNED AND SCREEN PRINTED EVERYTHING HIMSELF. IT DOESN’T GET MORE PERSONAL THAN THIS!
OFFICIAL PRINT INFO: Above first painted these UNION JACK Arrows in LONDON during his “2005 EUROPEAN TOUR” where he painted and installed his signature Arrow’s in 14-countries. We think this prints image and reflection transforms the already good looking UNION JACK motif transform into something mesmerizing. The directional symmetry of the arrows going up and down are a great balance with sharp colors to draw you in even closer. Above spent a lot of time making sure each print was “perfect” and we all agree that this is his best screen print has pulled thus far. We hope you enjoy this print as much as we do. We thank you in advance for your support.