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Signed Print Edition of 50
H 89cm x W 69cm
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|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
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|March 2020||Tate Ward Auctions - United Kingdom||Where The Sun Does Shine - Signed Print|
|June 2019||Chiswick Auctions - United Kingdom||Where The Sun Does Shine - Signed Print|
|April 2019||Tate Ward Auctions - United Kingdom||Where The Sun Does Shine - Signed Print|
|December 2018||Chiswick Auctions - United Kingdom||Where The Sun Does Shine - Signed Print|
|September 2018||Chiswick Auctions - United Kingdom||Where The Sun Does Shine - Signed Print|
Where The Sun Does Shine (2007) by Conor Harrington is a signed lithograph executed on Somerset velvet paper, representing the Irish artist’s bold take on militarism and contemporary masculine culture. Released in an edition of 50, the work combines multiple layers of freehand spray paint and stencilled images to create a sense of visual chaos approximating the violent dynamics of any military conflicts.
A middle-aged man in a green shirt occupies a central part of the print, embodying the challenge of the military service as he appears overshadowed by the stencilled image of a weapon and bold splashes of paint. Before creating When We Were Kings (2012) or The Unveiling (2014), the famous screen prints that cemented his status as an international artist, Harrington produced large-scale murals around New York, Miami, Paris, London and Copenhagen. The fusion of various techniques in Where The Sun Does Shine reminds the viewer that Harrington’s creative identity originates from street art of his native Cork, and only later involved interest in printmaking mediums. The artist commented in this context of influences on his art: "I'm interested in empire and cycles of power and how we're seeing a shift away from European dominance".