This framed 2020 limited edition giclée print by James Jean titled 'The Editor - Night Mode' features holographic and dimensional enhancements with intricately detailed dimensional chop. Signed and numbered. UV Clear Glass.
The Editor prunes the branching narratives of her imagination emerging from a ceramic planter on her lap. The leafy shoots reveal pairs of eyes, each highlighted with a holographic sheen and sculpted in shallow relief. The eyes refer to a painting of Saint Lucy, the protector of sight, by Francesco del Cossa from the 15th century. She wields her pruning shears carefully, letting the superfluous petals of her content fall to the cutting room floor. Within the planter are various touchstones regurgitated and left by the cranes flying in the distance. Aristotle once described in The History of Animals that the crane carries within it a touchstone that can be used to test for gold. In fact, cranes will ingest gizzard stones to aid in their digestion and deposit them in faraway regions at the end of their migrations. The Editor collects these touchstones as a way to evaluate the merit of each branching narrative, letting them steep in her witches’ brew. Just as The Editor appraises her creation through multiple passes, this limited edition print has gone through 9 separate passes through different presses in order to create all the effects. The thin, delicate lines of the drawing have been carefully retraced and embellished with silvery holographic foil, and the chop beneath has pearl, holographic, and dimensional enhancements.
Framed Size: 870 x 675mm.
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.