Signed, numbered and dated by the artist.
These drawings originally occupied one long piece of paper, wrapped around the gallery from floor to ceiling. The images depict the frozen frames of a scene in the film, Destry Rides Again (1939) in which Marlene Dietrich is drawn into a surprisingly brutal cat-fight with co-star Una Merkel.
“Dietrich’s usually marble-like composure slips, replaced by a raucous cacophony of movement…. Fowler is attracted to this rare glimpse into another side of the iconic Marlene. The artist’s technique echoes Marlene’s transformation, embracing a fluid manner of drawing, almost painterly in style, to achieve the heightened sense of drama and pas- sion in their acrimonious embraces. Her drawings confound our eye, as they scream movement while allowing us to inspect their frozen detail.”
Jessica Adams, Director of The South Bank Show
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.