Fat Check Chair

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Acquired in 2007 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Ocean, Humphrey
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bibliography
collection_code
PDP
credit
Given by Randy Lerner and the artist
date_end
2004-10-31
date_start
2003-09-01
date_text
September 2003-October 2004 (designed) 2006 (printed)
descriptive_line
'Fat Check Chair', aquatint of tub-shaped upholstered chair with wooden legs, printed in black, by Humphrey Ocean, printed 2006, New York
dimensions
Height: 94.6 cm paper, Width: 77.4 cm paper, Height: 76.2 cm plate, Width: 60.9 cm plate
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exhibition_history
gallery
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D
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historical_significance
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id
108190
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T02:51:40.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T02:51:40.000Z
latitude
40.71455
location
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case LP, shelf 30
longitude
-74.007124
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Colour aquatint on paper
museum_number
E.3026-2007
museum_number_token
e30262007
object_number
O138224
object_type
Print
on_display
1
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original_price
physical_description
An image of a tub-shaped upholstered chair with wooden legs, printed in black.
place
New York
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public_access_description
Humphrey Ocean RA (born 1951) is a portrait painter best known for his portraits of Paul McCartney and Philip Larkin, both in the National Portrait Gallery. He has previously published books reproducing simple line drawings of everyday objects and this suite of 6 prints of chairs relate to those drawings, but interpret the motifs on a much larger scale. They are sugar lift aquatints, made with the printer Maurice Payne in New York, and are exemplary of the technique as well as showcasing Ocean’s distinctive graphic style. One of the series (‘Black Love Chair’) was chosen by Paul McCartney for the cover of his new album, Memory Almost Full (released June 5, 2007). He is quoted on his website, talking about artwork: “After completing the album I then started thinking about the album artwork and how I'd want it to look. I really wanted to make the CD a desirable object. Something that I know I'd want to pick up from the shelf, something that would make people curious. I hope our final concept has done that. The album sleeve itself includes an etching by a friend of mine, Humphrey Ocean. As with the album lyrics, I'm looking forward to seeing how people might interpret the artwork.”
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rights
2
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site_code
VA
slug
fat-check-chair-print-ocean-humphrey
sys_updated
2013-08-25T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
Fat Check Chair
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vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
2004
year_start
2003