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Edition of 45
39 x 40 cm / 16" x 16"
This painting features an astonishing scene - dreamlike, erotically charged, and exploring Watson’s signature theme of complimentary opposites in an invented setting.
Appearing to have been interrupted, Melbourne model Alex turns and engages the viewer, naked, confident, and seemingly well aware of the potency of his animal magnetism. Adjacent and in contrast to Alex is the formality and intensity of the handsome, uniformed King’s Trooper, who stands still with his eyes keenly focused in the distance. The hallmark of Watson's skill is evident in the exquisitely rendered detail of the soldiers uniform.
Diagonal lines, rich colour and shadow and light enliven the background in a forcefully simple and direct composition, which includes a military regimental insignia.
Instantly recognisable as a companion work to the similarly titled and internationally popular artwork Alexis and the King’s Trooper, which features on the cover of Watson’s new book Untitled II. The two paintings explore similar themes while employing different models, and are precisely the same size.
Each Giclee Edition Print is in an edition of 45 and is numbered and hand-signed by the artist immediately below the printed image.
Limited Edition prints are printed using archival museum quality inks on the world's leading textured art paper: Hahnemühle Torchon.
The quality of the Giclee print rivals traditional silver-halide and gelatin printing processes and is commonly found in museums, art galleries, and photographic galleries.
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Ross Watson signing an unframed limited edition print
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