Canto XXIX/1: Flying Man

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Canto XXIX/1: Flying Man 

Silkscreen page 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

 

Over a brooding landscape flies a figure combining Leonardesque intimations of mechanical flight with the false wings of Icarus, surging towards the future in the necessary folly of risk without which art or science cannot advance. The artist depicted beneath him seems to be disregarding both the technological marvel of the man in flight and the splendour of the landscape around him.

 

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