28 colour screenprint on Somerset Velvet warm white 400gsm
Produced by Counter Studio, Margate
60 x 76 cm
Edition of 100, signed and numbered by the artist
Billy Childish, along with seven other leading international artists, were asked to create a print to celebrate the ICA's 75th anniversary. A third of the profits from the sale of each print will be benefit the ICA's programme.
The eight prints are now available to purchase individually through Counter Editions website. Please enquire about the availibility of Counter Editions x ICA 75 Years Print Portfoliohere.
A third of the profits from the sale of each print will be benefit the ICA's programme.
Childish has had a strong personal connection to the Pacific Northwest since the 1990s and it often appears in his work. His works poetically capture the peace and silence of the area, while the expressive brushstrokes reflect the majesty of the natural beauty found in the region. In alaskan packer (2022) a lone figure stands in a long boat, oar in hand, staring out at the viewer from an ethereal landscape. Whether the man pictured is a friend, stranger, spiritual guide, or the artist himself, it is ultimately left to the viewer to decide.
About the Artist
Billy Childish (b. 1959, Chatham, UK)
Billy Childish's paintings, woodcuts, poetry, writing and music share a common honesty that, rather than being nombrilistic, is deeply compelling and idiosyncratic. Childish's practice is informed by a tireless curiosity for themes as varied as war, the history and topography of his local and personal environment, social protest, hill walking and religious philosophy.