18 colour screen print on Somerset Velvet warm white 400gsm
Produced by Counter Studio, Margate
76 x 60 cm
Edition of 100, signed, dated, titled and numbered by the artist
Ann Craven, along with seven other leading international artists, were asked to create a print to celebrate the ICA's 75th anniversary.
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 Portfolio here.
A third of the profits from the sale of each print will be benefit the ICA's programme.
Ann Craven has been making paintings of birds since the late 1990s, inspired by colour-plates found in her Italian grandmother’s vintage ornithology books. Like the moon the birds serve as a touchstone for memory, each repetition of the image a revisiting of a moment, a recalling of loved ones. Paintings of other animals, flowers, portraits of family and friends soon followed, in the same diaristic deployment.
For Craven, her bird paintings have totemic power: each is unique but each is also a stand-in for the people and scenarios she might have painted, were she a portrait painter. They embody memories, and offer a chance for the artist to covet her artistic history while encoding it with her current inner-life.
About the Artist
Ann Craven (b. 1967, Boston, USA. Lives and works in New York City)
Ann Craven is well-known for her lushly coloured, bold, serial portraits of the moon, various animals but often birds, flowers, trees and other iconic images from everyday life. These images serve as a touchstone for memory, each repetition of the image a revisiting of a moment, a recalling of loved ones.