48. Joseph Frascina – The Creative City Poster (signed)
As part of The Creative City Exhibition we're auctioning one of a kind prints from our 99 artists, with most of the prints signed (shown in title – however, if listed unsigned we can work to get it signed for you), this is your opportunity to own a piece of BDF history.
Each poster is sized 800x1200mm on satin blue-back billposter paper, the same size as shown in the exhibition with postage included in the auction price. (due to the nature of the paper there may be some minor creases and inperfections.
In order to make a bid you must create an account. Successfull bidders will be required to pay on completion of the auciton.
50% of the sales from each poster will go to the artist, 40% to BDF to help support the festival and 10% to homeless charity SIFA Fireside
About the artist and work
Joseph Frascina is a Graphic Artist, Designer and Visiting Lecturer at Birmingham City University. Joseph’s work intersects with the disciplines of music and performance, working extensively as a graphic artist and designer alongside record labels and musical artists. His design approaches have a strong DIY ethic and style, exploring limitation as powerful creative tool through embracing the tactility, imperfection and often-accidental quality of analogue processes and obsolete technologies.
A statue of King Kong by Nicholas Monro was commissioned in 1972 for display in Manzoni Gardens in The Bull Ring in the centre of Birmingham. Like countless other structures and spaces of social and cultural value, it was rejected by the city and removed. This work, with its image of King Kong and the names of structures deleted from the city asks why cultural amnesia and erasure seems to be so much a part of the city’s history and its present. We must be active in the preservation of structures and spaces of social and cultural importance such as the Kenneth Budd Horsefair mosaic at Holloway Circus that are under threat of deconstruction so that the future of our creative city is not us not severed from its own past.
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