This is a mural on the side of a house on Wesley Street, Gardens, Cape Town. It must have been done in late 2010, a few months after South Africa had hosted the football World Cup.
Driving past it the first few times, not being very observant, you just notice the big sculpted Easter Island style faces done in continuous outline: some kid with a spray tin doing a quick wall defacement. Maybe its the incongruousness of the artist, and her realism that keeps her invisible for the first few viewings. Matching dress and headscarf, baby sleeping on her back, Shoprite carrier of groceries and a spare aerosol in hand. Those tough summer Cape Town weeds growing on the pavement add some depth and another twist to the scene.
I was armed with a Nokia E71 phone (which I still use) when I managed to walk past the painting and photograph it. 10 years later I tweaked the colour and exposure a little.
This is a limited edition giclée print of a total issue of 50 prints of all sizes. The title of the work, artist’s name and unique number are printed on the paper.
Note that there is around 4 – 6 cm of white space around each print.
- Large A1 28.65 x 20.24 in (72.71 x 51.40 cm) image on 33.10 x 23.38 in (84.10 x 59.40 cm) sheet
- Medium A2 20.24 x 14.29 in (51.40 x 36.30 cm) image on 23.38 x 16.54 in (59.40 x 42.00 cm) sheet
The print is sold without a frame unless a frame option with its extra cost is selected. Unframed prints are rolled and packed into a cardboard postal tube.
Printing process and papers:
Our limited edition art prints are created “on-demand”- they are custom printed and quality checked by one of Manchester’s best fine art printing studios only once we have received your order.
What does “giclée” mean? French for a squirt or a spray, it came to be applied to the high quality inkjet printing that was first used to make reproductions of paintings, drawings or photos. Works of purely digital origin or software enhanced photos now provide the source of many giclée prints.
We use state of the art 12 colour Canon LUCIA pigment ink and large format printers. Choose between archival standard Hahnemuhle Photo Rag, a premium fine art paper with its own distinct texture; or Origin Matt paper which provides good balance between price and vivid print output.