Edward James - The Great Unknown
DIMENSIONS 16" x 16" MEDIUM archival pigment print
Limited edition of 50, 2013
Accompanied by certificate of authenticity signed and numbered by the artist
Sandro Kopp requested to paint the stuffed animals of close friends - deeply personal items imbued with memory and intimate significance. Using oil paint, Kopp honors these adolescent memories with an earnestness and painterly formality that borders on the spiritual. This particular print is based on a painting of the only 'sitter' whose owner Sandro did not know personally. The bear in the portrait was given to him by children in Xilitla, Mexico, the village where Edward James, the great surrealist poet and artist, built his jungle paradise Las Pozas.
Framing options are black or white painted wood, 3/4" wide flat face and 1" deep, with UV acrylic glass.