Vhils new release - timed edition ends 12th Dec, by Acme Thunderer on Dec 9, 2021 0:13:57 GMT 1, I received details of this release via email from Underdogs gallery today. It may have been mentioned elsewhere but thought it best to start a new thread for this release.
I think 2022 will see many more established artists offer timed releases which will be a positive move as far as I’m concerned.
Vhils - Burst
Screen print on paper
Screen print ink, Quink ink, bleach and acid
Hand-finished, signed and numbered by the artist
Keaykolour Original China White 300 g/m2 paper
70 × 50 cm
Only available until 12 December 11:59 GMT
This drop will sell out after the time limit expires and the total number of editions depends on how many are acquired during this set time. After the launch, the prints will be produced, signed, numbered and hand finished by the artist. Each edition is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity specifying the final edition size.
The first Vhils Open Edition is now available online! “Burst” is created through a process where bleach is manually poured over each print and burning acid applied to Quink ink, revealing a different part of what lies beneath and making each edition completely unique. The last step, a burst executed with an extinguisher, takes us back to Vhils’ roots in graffiti, creating a connection with the artist’s early body of work.
Inspired by the idea of etching through the different strata of the cityscape, going beyond what the naked eye can see of our urban environment, this edition is a reminder of the arbitrary ways in which our identities can be shaped by the environment that surrounds us. In this sense, each “Burst” edition represents a possibility of our own selves, mirrored through the uniqueness of each print, which is itself its own universe.
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Vhils new release - timed edition ends 12th Dec, by gmidd on Dec 9, 2021 0:23:47 GMT 1, I can really appreciate Vhils and the amount of work that goes into a print like this. And it's awesome that he's hand finishing them all! I just can't see it hanging on my wall. Would love to see one of his street pieces in person though!
Vhils new release - timed edition ends 12th Dec, by Brittany's Urban on Dec 9, 2021 10:52:22 GMT 1, I really like VHILS' art in the streets.
I think (most of) his prints are not reflecting his talent! ("Core" is an outstanding print).
I am surprised VHILS/his team are not making more releases with 3D effects.
The best he did in the past (imho):
"To have or to be"
"Visual Agnosia 01/02"
The release he did with Felipe Pantone studio on wood is also excellent.
This is much more reflecting his work compared to print.
Anyway, I am sure it will still be a success with many people buying it, but it could be much better.
One very positive point: more and more artists offering time limited edition. The best option imho for collectors (a bit too expensive for this one).