New print release from Joseph Loughborough

This Thursday marks the launch of an exclusive new print by Joseph Loughborough via our own FT Editions label.

Entitled ‘The Enemy’ and based upon the charcoal sketch originally exhibited at The Future Tense group launch show in 2010, the work was developed in collaboration with world-renowned print studio, Thumbprint Editions. Thumbprint is best known for creating etchings and woodcuts with such artists as Damien Hirst, Anish Kapoor and Tracey Emin, including her most recent release ‘The Kiss’.

Measuring a generous 100 x 70 cm and limited to a signed edition of 50 + 3 artist proofs, the print uses a traditional Polymer Gravure etching process to fully capture the unique tonal variation typically found in charcoal works on paper. This complex, highly technical process produces prints of unrivalled quality, whilst also creating an attractive embossed frame within the paper due to the extreme pressures on the plate during the printing process.

Pete Kosowicz, master printer and founder of Thumbprint Editions said, “It’s always exciting to work with emerging artists, and Joe is an obvious talent. Charcoal has long been a challenge to replicate successfully in print, but this edition is a perfect example of what is now possible with the Polymer Gravure etching process.”

The Enemy will be available from from midday GMT on Thursday June 16th. We are also offering discounted archival framing on this piece for UK customers. Just quote “mister frameman” when ordering.

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