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Mister Dark (screen-print) | by Paul Bommer
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Mister Dark (screen-print)

Mister Dark


This is my latest screen-print, printed beautifully for me by Suki at the Print Block in Whitstable. They have done a fantastic job and I am delighted with the result. I cannot recommend them highly enough.


The print is a companion piece to my Prince Constantine of Albania print, which I created for the Secret Blisters show in Dalston and which sold out on the opening night. It is the second of a planned on-going series of tattooed figure screen-prints.


The design is based on a character from Ray Bradbury's 1962 novel 'Something Wicked This Way Comes' (made into a film in 1983), about a nightmarish travelling circus that arrives out of nowhere in a small Midwestern town one October night. The carnival's leader is the mysterious Mister Dark (aka 'the Illustrated Man') who bears a tattoo for each person's soul who, lured by the offer to live out his secret fantasies, has become bound in service to the demonic carnival.


The print is a limited edition of 75. It is printed in 3 colours on 300 gsm Fabriano 5 paper and measures 50 cm wide by 70 cm high and features over 200 individual tattoos.

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Taken on May 30, 2011