Limited Edition Pair of Prints Entitled Domino & Amanita Virosa

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£300.00

We are so in love with these strictly limited edition prints from breakthrough artist Maximillion – the ‘Alchemy’ collection.

The prints are available in pairs and are themed:

- Queen & King
- Domino & Amanita Virosa

Each print is

  • (2021) Limited Edition of 10 Signed and numbered
  • Archival giclee print on 310gsm Hahnemuhle German Etching paper
  • Embellished with 24ct gold leaf detailing
  • Black & gold wood frame with museum quality glazing
  • Image size 210mm x 148mm (A5)
  • Letter of authentication

Domino & Amanita Virosa

In ‘Domino’ the black tile with white dots featured in this image represents the game of dominoes, which was popular at Versailles at the time and also refers to the black mask and cloak used to disguise the wearer at masquerades of the 18th century, 

This print Amanita Virosa was one of a small number that was produced in during 2020 in the first UK lockdown, and is part of the artist's response to the pandemic. Much of Maximillion’s work explores the concepts of duality and paradox. In this picture this idea is expressed in the form of a mushroom - mushrooms can be poisonous and lead to death, but they are also an essential part of decomposition and so, the regeneration of new life. Amanita Virosa is the Latin name for The Destroying Angel, a ghostly white and highly poisonous mushroom, common in much of Europe.  However, the mushroom pictured was a field mushroom that had been found flattened and dried like some bizarre cubist representation of reality. If you stare at the mushroom for any length of time you may get the impression that you can see the eyes of the woman in the portrait behind. The autumnal rich palette of yellows, gold and chestnut brown are complemented by the red of the lips and a tinge of blue on the face, suggesting an image infused with both peace and melancholia. The portrait with its blue face is also a tongue in cheek reference to 'Chinese Girl' the 1952 painting by Vladimir Tretchikoff of a blue faced girl, which became one of the best-selling reproduction prints of the 20th century

Imagine if you could be satisfied and content with your purchase. That can very much be your reality with the Limited Edition Pair of Prints Entitled Domino & Amanita Virosa.

Inventory Last Updated: Apr 23, 2024