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Exercise from Josef Albers preliminary course 1929 – 30.
Collage of patterned wallpaper.
One of my favourite exhibitions this year has to be Bauhaus: Art as Life, held at the Barbican from May to August. A piece that really caught my eye was by Monica Bella Ullman-Broner. The wallpaper collage (pictured above) was an exercise from Josef Albers’ preliminary course and was created between 1929 – 1930. I loved the simplicity of the idea and how effective it was, it also appealed to my love of pattern. Inspired and armed with compass and scalpel I set about creating a series of floral collages based on the same exercise. ‘Bauhaus Bouquet’ is one such collage in the series and the first to be released as a limited edition print. The print is £80, is an edition of 30 and measures 27cm x 19.5cm. Available from this weekend at Columbia Road. It will also be available online over the next couple of days.
In the Summer I found three 1970′s interior magazines at Spitalfields Antique Market. There’s something about the colours, patterns and even the smell of the magazines that I find inspiring. I started on a series of collages using the pages for backgrounds, shapes and floral arrangements with a view to show them at Columbia Road.
Somehow things got in the way (school holidays), in the main, so I never quite produced as many as I’d hoped. However, rather than wait until I have a larger body of work, I’ve decided to show them now. I took these two to the framers today and I am expecting them back next week. They may also be available as limited edition prints so keep an eye out on the shop www.elphicksshop.com
Four new prints by Ingela P Arrhenius arrived at Columbia Road this week. If you can’t make it to the shop, they are available here.
Elphick’s have been featured in this weeks Time Out with a print by Ingela P Arrhenius. ‘Stylish buys picked by Zena Alkayat for those with champagne tastes and beer budgets. ‘Animal Party’ is a mere £18 for a print measuring 50cm x 70cm. Available to purchase online at www.elphicksshop.com.
I visited Elcaf yesterday to pick up a package of prints by the illustrator Tom Frost. I’ve been selling a selection of his greetings cards, published by Betty & Dupree they have been extremely popular so we are very excited to have the prints. Due to low stocks we were only able to obtain one of each design, so for the moment they will only be available to buy in store. For those of you unable to make it to Columbia Road you’ll have to admire them here.
Ingela P Arrhenius ‘London’ £18
Ingela P Arrhenius ‘Paris’ £18
Ingela P Arrhenius ‘New York’ £18
City prints are proving to be very popular here at Elphick’s. We have been selling sets of London, Paris and New york by Blanca Gomez like hot cakes. Continuing with the same theme, we shall be stocking this set by the Swedish illustrator Ingela P Arrhenius. All measure 50cm x 70cm, so they will fit into ready made frames and they are a very affordable £18 each. I have to say my favourite is London. The order is placed, so I will let you know just as soon as they arrive.