PVA are delighted to present our latest publication by Donald Urquhart. A Michael Jackson Alphabet will be on exclusive offer at the NPG London from 28th June coinciding with the opening of their ‘ Michael Jackson : On the Wall ‘ Exhibition.
This new print celebrates Donald’s commission for the show. This limited edition screen print – published in our workshop and signed by the artist with studio stamp will be available for £200 from the NPG shops.
Donald had this to say about the print:
“Initially I was thinking about creating this piece in much the same way as I made my Joan Crawford alphabet; painting directly on to canvas but I wanted this to be less broad and more detailed. I thought about preparing sections on tracing paper and applying them piece by piece as I did with the mural work for Shrimpy’s restaurant in London, and then I remembered the large screen beds at Peacock (where I had been working for several years) and the idea of screen printing the whole thing in sections arrived.
I realised that if I were to come up with an attractive print version I would be able to generate funds for both the National Portrait Gallery and Peacock Visual Arts, which is what I have done. I am also pleased that there is something in the On The Wall show that was hand made in Scotland.”
National Portrait Gallery website