Mary Quant was born in 1934 and studied illustration at Goldsmiths College followed by an apprenticeship at Erik, a London milliner. She and her husband opened their first shop 'Bazaar' in 1955 in King’s Road, London, followed by a second shop in 1957. Early on, Mary made most of the clothes herself, and as demand grew she built up her own team of machinists. I am quite clearly not of the world of fashion but I always find good design interesting, especially work involving cut-out processes or work in black and white. Everyone has talents but Mary showed how far learning and hard work might take them. Dame Mary Quant, designer, innovator and craftsman, I salute you!
This print is pulled from an engraving cut from a sheet of rubber, a variation of letterpress. After removal of areas that are to be left as white paper, the rubber sheet is then rolled up with ink and pressed to paper, producing the print. The technique does not accommodate reprinting, so the edition is forever fixed at 5 copies.
This print will fit straight into a 12 x 10 inch frame.
Black oil based printing ink, Hahnemuhle etching paper 300gsm