Valentine Painting  (1967), Adrian Henri (Print produced in 2017. Edition of 80)

Valentine Painting (1967), Adrian Henri (Print produced in 2017. Edition of 80)

Just something for Valentines Day …well you have to don’t you?

Adrian Henri (1932 – 2000) was based in Liverpool for most of his career, training as a painter under figures such as Richard Hamilton and Victor Pasmore. A poet as well as a painter, he was co-founder of the Liverpool poetry–rock group The Liverpool Scene whose first LP was produced by John Peel. He painted a wide-range of subjects including landscapes, pop-y abstractions or, perhaps most interestingly, still-life's of food such as lamb chops or salad painted floating in space within their white canvas.

This candyfloss bubblegum heart was painted in 1967 and has been made into a limited-edition print produced by Fran Disley at the Bluecoat Print Studio in Liverpool. Henri's Valentine Painting print was available as part of Liverpool Biennial’s Limited Editions collection which also includes work by Mark Leckey, Peter Blake, Betty Woodman and Judith Hopf.

The sale of Limited Editions directly supports the Biennial's new commissions, exhibitions, talks, and education programme and is also an opportunity for people to own artwork by artists who have been part of or associated with the festival.

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AuthorSacha Waldron