Frank has recently been developing a new body of work. It involves freehand spray painting and stencilling colour, and then screen printing detail on top. The detail is taken from a photograph of one of Franks murals, you can make out the texture of the wall in the ship. This combined with freehand spray paint marks provides a contrast of textures that really make these works pop. All the colour on this artwork is hand painted, the black is hand printed by the artist. This print is one of only 8 artist proofs, of those 8 only 2 feature spray paint marks that leap out from the boarder of the work.
Empire Liberty was the prototype Liberty ship. She was a 7,157 GRT cargo ship which was built by J L Thompson & Sons Ltd, Sunderland. Launched on 23 August 1941 and completed in November 1941. Allocated in 1943 to the Greek Government and renamed Kyklades. Sold in 1947 to H C Dracoulis, Greece and renamed Mentor. Scrapped in October 1960 in Osaka, Japan.
The Liberty Ships played a massive part in World War 2 and the Sunderland created designs where licensed to other shipyards in England and America.
Size: 640mm x 450mm 300gsm Acid Free Paper
Spray paint and Screen Print
Hand signed by the Artist