Philip Taaffe

Aurora Borealis

Screenprint after linocut, oil pigment on paper
Edition of 30; Edition variable
10 1/2 x 30 in
Proceeds from this edition benefit the Summer 2018 exhibition at the Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College examining the legacies of legendary art dealers Pat Hearn and Colin de Land.

Editions 1-15 to sell as part of the suite of prints; individual sales to begin at edition 16.


About Artwork

How do we reference one of the world’s most spectacular, rarely seen and sublime experiences, the Aurora Borealis, using what amounts to miniaturized printmakers’ tools?  Philip Taaffe’s distinct marks of the gouge and sharp patterned graphic shapes gives the viewer a taste of the spatial imaginary and the locus where one can imagine the extraordinary, all the while calling upon the limits of the imaginary when confronting a totalizing experience. 

About the Artist