Canto XXXI/3: King Kong

canto 31 3

Canto XXXI/3: King Kong 

Silkscreen proof, approved by the artist and signed / initialled by him, taken from the original Talford Press edition of 185, printed on 100% rag, acid-free Inveresk (Somerset) paper

 

page size 39.5 x 31 cm

 

1979 – 1983

 

Set against a background referring to the silver screen, Dante's emblematic vision is expressed through an image from cinema which has re-realised archetypes so well for the modern age. The single figure of Fay Wray is doctored to make a pair, the two poets Dante and Virgil, who are similarly carried in the hand of the giant Antaeus.

 

£ 275 (approx. US$ 430, € 330) VAT, postage and handling included