Quick & Dirty

Title Quick & Dirty
Year 2010
Size H 1189 x W 841 mm
Technique 3 colour screenprint on 120 grams/m2 Natronkraft paper
Edition 20 signed and numbered prints out of 50 prints total

Detail at 100%

Klasse Goetz, a group of graphic design students at the Kunsthochschule Kassel, guided by Gabriele Franziska Götz, created an exhibition around the theme of piracy at the Caricatura gallery space. After the official opening on January 23, I’m spending a few days in Kassel to discuss their individual work for the show. This print is my contribution to their project.

Map courtesy ICCWBO

End of 2009, the hijacking of both commercial freighships and private yachts near the coast of Somalia seems to be at it’s peak. The International Chamber of Commerce (ICCWBO) even started to keep a real-time map of pirate attacks around the world, embedded in Google maps

The Jolly Roger flag (left), already an immensly popular fashion item (partly due to the ongoing series of american fantasy/adventure films Pirates of the Carribean), is gaining a new edge. But the flag of the United Nations flag (right), probably intended to symbolize a globe, could also be interpreted as the sight of a gun.

Kneading leading newspaper mastheads into something more ‘gothic’.

From a fruit box print found on the street on garbage-day.

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January 20th, 2010
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