Not on View

Untitled, plate 1, from "Etchasketchathon"

Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

Untitled, plate 1, from "Etchasketchathon"

Artist: Jake Chapman (British, born 1966)
Artist: Dinos Chapman (British, born 1962)
Date: 2005
Medium: Etching on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 22 1/2 × 20 3/4 in. (57.2 × 52.7 cm.)
Plate: 11 5/8 × 11 3/4 in. (29.5 × 29.8 cm.)
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Purchased with funds from the David Kruidenier, Jr. Estate, and Elizabeth S. Kruidenier 2002 Revocable Trust by exchange and partial gift of Charles Booth-Clibborn, 2013.30.1
Found:England
Accession number: 2013.30.1
Classification: print
In Collection(s)
Label TextContemporary British artist duo Jake and Dino Chapman create some of the most gory but witty art of our time. Intentionally adopting a strategy of "taselessness" in order to shock viewers, they nevertheless mange to amuse while they declare their outrage. The Chapmans blatanty steal and repurpose images from artists of the past, and they make ample use of toys and miniature objects in their work. Inventing images that are simultaneously provocative, horrific, playful, and message-driven, the brothers attack human barbarity and depravity. In 2005, the Chapman brothers created the "Etchasketchathon" portfolio of 31 etchings for The Paragon Press, London. Using two children's coloring books of happy animals and children as source material, they recreated some of the most terrifying images of torture and mayhem from Goya's Disasters of War series (1812-20). Source: News, Oct Nov Dec 2013.
SignedJake and Dinos Chapman (verso center under plate, graphite)
Markswatermark (verso u,l)
Paper/Support300 gsm Somerset TP paper
Portfolio/Series"Etchasketchathon"
EditionPortfolio edition 10/31
entirely unexpected