Signed, numbered and dated by the artist.
This large print echoes the monumental scale of the original drawing. The image denotes silent film actress Bessie Love playing the role of a morphine addict in the film Human Wreckage (1923). The underlying theme, which runs throughout Fowler’s work, is desire. Sometimes simply in the form of the impossible yearnings that exist between the icon and the fanatic, whilst at other times asking her viewer to question more deeply the intense self-deceptive seduction of our idols.
The materials used in the original piece (pencil and graphite) are present in the print in the subtle light which reflects off the dense leaden background.
This giclée print is on heavy, fine art Hahnemühle photo-rag paper. The smooth yet slightly textured surface of this paper allows for the highest quality reproduction of the original artwork. The inks used are archival and will not fade.