Weston Frizzell - the BLOCKBUSTERS series / by JoFF Rae


Nama Malarky


Us and Them


Blockbusters by Weston Frizzell

Edition of 50, archival pigment print on Hahnemulle 308 gsm Cotton Rag. Signed by Mike Weston and Otis Frizzell (Weston Frizzell)

Weston Frizzell first conceived the Blockbusters design as an illustration of the title in abstract block typography. A digital mock-up was divided into six equal segments. The six segments are collage style mashup of famous art and brand details. The segments (from left to right) are titled "Blurb", "Nama Malarky", "Couched", "Us and Them", "Thonglines" and "Grocer with Moko Erased". The names of the segments are further clues to the identity of artists being remixed by Weston Frizzell in this piece! Intriguingly the six individual Blockbuster paintings exhibited at the Blockbusters show were simply byproducts of the printmaking process, described by Weston Frizzell as "ancillary artifacts" remaining after the digital artwork was completed. In the vocabulary of street art the term Blockbuster refers to a piece where one word occupies the entire wall. The outlined text is predominantly defined by the blacking out of the gaps and negative space. Parasitic of the underlying work, a BLOCKBUSTER envelopes and consumes the surface. A Blockbuster is also the biggest thing of the summer, the thing everyone has to see.

Blockbusters screenprinted poster

Print size in millimetres: Full A1 Sheet

Edition of 100 large A1 screenprints on Hibrite art stock. Numbered, then signed by all three artists who exhibited - Dick Frizzell, Otis Frizzell and Mike Weston below image.

Unique edition of 100 screenprints to promote the recent Blockbusters exhibition at Saatchi & Saatchi Gallery. Featured new work from Frizzell & Son (Dick Frizzell and Otis Frizzell) and Weston Frizzell (Mike Weston and Otis Frizzell collaboration). This is a screen printed version of the exhibition poster. 

available at th'ink arts = www.think.net.nz