Joe Machine. Sharpening Up for Ultra-Violence - Signed Limited Edition Print


42cm x 29.7cm. Original giclee print. Signed, titled and numbered by the artist in pencil.

Original giclee print, one of only 25 signed by the Joe Machine, of the first painting produced for a planned exhibition based around the book ‘The Clockwork Orange’.

. Perhaps because the film was banned, but more probably because something in the British psyche connected with the violent world Burgess depicted in his book, ‘A Clockwork Orange’ holds a special place in the minds of the British audience. Joe Machine says of this series: ‘I've wanted to paint the story of the book for a long time, in some ways because the story of Alex is so very close to mine, yet different enough to fit into the mythological material I mainly work from. The paintings are way of examining a mythological past, but also one which for me, actually happened’.

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