Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Robert Clarke London Prints Available Exclusively at Liberty & A-Z OF DOGS - NY EDITION! Xx

British artist Robert Clarke has created 
a series of four London themed prints 
which are selling at Liberty
for this years Jubilee and Olympic celebration in the city. 
The prints are of specially selected items that Robert feels 
represent the Capital for him in subtle shades 
of grey and accented with red.

Robert comments ‘I went out into the lovely greyness of 
London and the most significant colour that shouted London 
to me was the red of the buses, the traditional phone boxes, 
the London Underground sign and the metaphorical image of the crown. 
These pictures were a celebration of places I pass and the things
 I see that conjure up London for me.’

The prints are created by The Print Block in Whitstable 
and available exclusively to Liberty.
 Prints are 50cm x 50cm and are printed on heritage paper
 in an edition of 50, priced at £220 each.

Robert was trained at the prestigious 
St. Martins School of Art in London. 
A highly skilled draftsman and visual artist, 
he has worked in various fields 
of Creative industries and built up a solid body of work that 
has been featured in numerous solo and 
group exhibitions in the UK and US.

Paul Smith store showcased a complete series at their flagship 
store in Sloane Square and his series of bird paintings 
were exhibited at the Zetter Space.

He also caused a stir with two editions of 
the A-Z Of Dogs in London and New York. 


 Robert Clarke's New York edition 
of his much lauded A-Z of Dogs UK 
 was exhibited at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery  
(262 Mott St between Houston and Spring) 
in New York from 17th November to 1 December 2011.

The collection of prints features a 
 selection of smaller, hip, NY city dogs 
such as American Bull Terrier, Boston Terrier, Chihuahua, 
Pug, Golden Retriever, Russian Toy Terrier,
 Italian Greyhound and French Bulldog. 
The small dogs large city vibe
 is in contrast to the hardy, solid, 
walk the dog on the heath type
 English dogs of the British version.

 The A-Z is available as screen prints 
on 315gsm heritage paper as
 the London show. 
The prints can also be bought altogether in an
 embossed denim box.


 262 MOTT ST
 NEW YORK NY 10012

 TELEPHONE: 212 925 3500

The Show at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery 
was a fantastic success 
and the A-Z prints are 
available in Liberty London in 2012.

Robert has been painting dogs for over 10 years. 
After being attacked by a dog, when a young boy,
he spent most of his early life scared of them. 
It wasn’t until his girlfriend convinced him 
that they should get a Jack Russell 
that he found himself being drawn to paint 
and hence celebrate dogs visually. 
Robert’s painting style allows the true 
character of his sitters to be revealed.
 His work has proved to be very popular. 
Recent commissions include the furry 
companions of jewellery designer and 
Vogue blogger Katie Hillier
and fashionista Katie Brand.

Until next time J Xx

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