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Erhu - James Jean

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This framed 2019 limited edition giclée print by James Jean titled 'Erhu' contains glossy silkscreened highlights, holographic and pearlescent enhancements, with Intricately detailed dimensional chop. Signed and numbered. UV glass. 

The erhu, or spike fiddle, typically has two strings, but the instrument being played here is missing a tuning spike. Perhaps the other spike was used to silence the lover, and now his hair has been strung up and resonates with a song of remorse and release. Subtle pearlescent embellishments are stamped around the figure, and her dress is dripping with silkscreened gloss. In the lower right corner, a portal opens to another time and dimension, and is highlighted with a holographic sheen. In the embossment below, the monk harmonizes with his bassoon.

 

Framed size: 790 x 625mm

 

James Jean is a Taiwanese American visual artist, known for both his commercial work and fine art gallery work. He is known in the American comics industry as a cover artist for various books published by DC Comics, garnering five consecutive Eisner Awards, three consecutive Harvey Awards, two gold and one silver medal from the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles and a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators of New York. He is also known for his work for Prada, ESPN and Atlantic Records. His work, which has been collected in numerous volumes, has been compared by The New York Times to that of Maxfield Parrish.

In 2007, Jean created a mural for the Prada Epicenter stores in New York and Los Angeles, as well as creating a backdrop for Prada's Spring/Summer 2008 show in Milan. Aspects of the Epicenter mural and the Milan wallpaper were transformed into clothing, handbags, shoes, and packaging. Prada undertook a global campaign that featured Jean's work in advertising environments, animation, and special events.