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Lend Your Ears + Open Your Eyes

16 JAN 2020 12:00 AM
The Koppel Project, 49 Poland St, W1F 7ND
Lend Your Ears + Open Your Eyes - Lot 24, Matt Valentine, Six British Punk Rock Posters
Lend Your Ears + Open Your Eyes - Lot 24, Matt Valentine, Six British Punk Rock Posters

24. Matt Valentine

Six British Punk Rock Posters

Each: Woodcut print on 220gsm paper 
Each: 42.0 x 59.4 cm.
Created 2014-2019 

See catalogue note for individual titles and edition sizes. 

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Notes

London based artist and printmaker Matt Valentine was commissioned to create these promotional posters for the city's punk rock scene.

The artist looks back to the pre-digital era in his creative method. Using traditional woodcut printing methods he patiently and methodically carves out the images to create limited edition fine art prints. 

"When I started producing posters for touring bands I always got a kick out of people not knowing whether the posters were woodcuts, people assume they are screenprints or have an element of digital production." 

Clutch

Woodcut print on yellow paper
Signed and numbered (lower right)

Created in 2014
This artwork is number 16 from an edition of 24.

Created for the American Rock band Clutch and their sold out show at the Forum in 2014. This is the last copy of the edition. 

The Hip Priests

Woodcut print on green paper
Signed (lower right)

Created in 2017
This artwork is the artist proof from an edition of 4 plus one artist's proof. 

Created for Nottingham based The Hip Priests and their 2017 touring show at the Black Heart London and Chameleon Nottingham in 2017. This is the last remaining edition from this green version, the other four are each owned by the band members. 

Deathtime Assembly

Woodcut print on orange paper
Signed (lower right) and numbered (lower left)

Created in 2016
This artwork is number 5 from an edition of 7

Created for the two-day Deathtime Assembly festival at the Pipeline London in 2016. 

 

Orchid, Blues Pills, Scorpion Child & Zodiac

Woodcut print on blue paper
Signed (lower right) and numbered (lower left)

Created in 2013
This artwork is number 15 from an edition of 15

Created for the 2013 group show with Orchid, Blues Pills, Scorpion Child & Zodiac.

 

Black Bananas

Woodcut print on red paper
Signed and numbered (lower right)

Created in 2014
This artwork is number 12 from an edition of 30

Created for the 2014 Black Bananas debut London show at the 100 Club. Black Bananas is the new band from Jennifer Herrema, one half of noise rock band Royal Trux and face of Calvin Klein in the 90’s.

Nicke Borg

Woodcut print on white paper
Signed and numbered (lower right)

Created in 2014
This artwork is number 3 from an edition of 30

Created for Backyard Babies frontman Nicke Borg's solo show at the Camden Underworld in 2014. Backyard Babies have released seven studio albums and won two Swedish Grammy awards since forming in 1989.

 

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