VERY LARGE PRINT
Edition of 100
UNFRAMED PRINT SIZE: 760 x 510mm / 76 x 51cm / 30 x 20”
FRAMED SIZE: 888 x 638mm / 88.8 x 63.8cm / 35 x 25.1 inches
Frame options: Oak with mount, White with mount, Black with mount, Putty with mount
Giclee printed on paper stock: Awagami Washi Bamboo 170 gsm
(The finest quality, archival, acid-free paper. 100% ecological, crafted from natural fibres + pure mountain water, it’s handmade for beautiful print output and longevity.)
Printed in England
Authentication label on reverse
Please note: Our framers are recognised by the Fine Art Trade Guild for their quality because the custom frames have tightly pinned corners, and are made from precision cut wood in England, made bespoke for each order. All our frames are glazed with our Clarity+ Perspex. It's cut from the highest quality acrylic sheet that's both crystal clear, but also safe and filters out 99% of UV light to protect the artwork.
Kate Black is known for her re-use of existing materials to create canvases; box lids, cardboard boxes and in this case, the reverse of opened-out old book covers are utilised. The paper has 'character', still showing its frayed edges and fold lines. Hand drawn, cut-out and painted collaged pieces are assembled within the composition. From these collages, we have produced a group of archival quality prints.
The Tiger Wrestler series is a powerful and naive group of large-scale archival quality prints taken from a group of four original collages by Kate Black.
Inspired by Indian miniature painting of the 17th century, which the artist first saw at the seminal The Garden & Cosmos exhibition at the British Museum over ten years ago. The imagery in the paintings, never before seen in Europe, has remained with her and continues to influence her work.
(The Nawab of Jhajjar astride a pet tiger in his garden, opaque watercolour and gold on paper. Collection of Cynthia Hazen Polsky. )
In Kate Black’s four collages a man who could be a yogi or warrior lifts, runs, rests upon and is stood on by a tiger with a grinning mouth. Though striking as a single image, put together in various ways the collages read as a story with four possible endings.