A hand carved, hand printed linocut of Arlington House, a 58-metre high eighteen-storey residential apartment block in Margate, Kent, England. It was built in 1964, it has 142 apartments, and was designed by Russell Diplock & Associates, developed by Bernard Sunley Trust, and built by the contractors Bernard Sunley & Sons. The sides of the building have a wave-like design, providing both inland and sea views. It was initially advertised as "Britain's first ‘park and buy’ shopping centre with luxury flats", incorporating a theatre, restaurant and rooftop swimming pool.
Printed on 100% cotton rag with deckled edges, using five colours of linseed ink.
Each of these prints is hand made and there'll be some minor variation across the edition. This was cut from a single block of lino, printing the lightest colour first then cutting into the same block to print the next colour, and so on until the final darkest colour. This means that a cut can never be repeated and the small number of prints in each edition makes these works collectable.
250g acid free Somerset Satin 100% cotton rag, linseed ink