Joe TILSON, Transparency, Clip-O-Matic Lips Enlarge 1 /1


Great Britain born 1928

Transparency, Clip-O-Matic Lips 1967 Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, stencil Colour photo-screenprint . Support: synthetic polymer film,paper and metallised synthetic polymer film collaged to card.
Manufacturer's Mark: None.
Impression: Artist's proof
Edition: Edition of 70 plus several Artist's proofs
Place Published: London
Date Published: 1967

Edition Notes: Printed at Kelpra Studios in London Photo-silkscreen printed on 3 overlays of synthetic polymer film, paper and metallised synthetic polymer film collaged on to card.
Primary Insc: Signed upper.left above image, in pencil " Joe Tilson. 1967";
Secondary Insc: Printed text as part of composition Upper.centre " TILSON/MADE IN ENGLAND"; lower centre " CLIP-O-MATIC"; lower centre [upside down] " EKTACHROME FILM".
Dimensions: comp 67.9 h x 48.4 w cm sheet 71.2 h x 51.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1978
Accession No: NGA 78.1030.5
Image rights: © Joe Tilson/DACS. Licensed by Viscopy

Joe Tilson belongs to the generation of British artists — including Peter Blake and David Hockney — who were experimenting with screen printing.  Originally associated with the British Pop Art movement in the early 1960s, his imagery was drawn from newspaper photography, the media and iconic personalities of the decade.  Tilson saw the sixties as a moment of breaking through into colour, in particular the colours found in comics, advertising and fashion.

Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra