Print a letterpress portrait of Marisol Escobar at the Lane Print Workshop - Saturday 12th August 2017
Amy Blackwell, illustrator and good friend of Lane, is collaborating with us to create a special portrait of the Venezuelan pop artist Marisol Escobar. Amy has been building recognition for her portraits of women in recent years and we like them so much we asked her to create one specially for us.
When Nottingham DJs and music curators Truth & Lies asked us to join them at the Houghton Festival for an event inspired by Venezuela and the tropics, we immediately asked Amy to create a portrait for it. On Saturday 12th August we'll be printing it on our 1930s letterpress at the festival and we'll be making a full colour print in the coming weeks which will be available to buy from our website.
Marisol was an intriguing, somewhat troubled, but fiercely intelligent artist. Her sculptures can be described as a colourful mix of folk art and pop art that comment on gender roles in society.
An early feminist, her sculptures deliberately questioned women's traditional roles in society by creating ambiguous figures that were undefined in terms of gender and role.
Whilst her work was considered alongside the major New York pop artists of the day, like many women artists she failed to gain the level of recognition of male counterparts.
If you're at the festival, come and see us and print one of Amy's portraits of Marisol on our 1930s letterpress.
For more information about the festival, read our latest blog post.