Artist Proof (rare – one of five)
Archival print hand gilded with 23ct shell gold
Signed by the artist
Upon completing his first series of passport maps, Africa, South America, North America, Asia, Australasia and Europe, Tihov made an historic series of the 6 continents ,in the same scale, using passport covers from the 1960s . Each piece is hand gilded with shades of genuine gold leaf from 18ct to 24ct. The artist later made a large scale painting of the world accompanied by a limited edition silkscreen of the World Passport Map, also in the exhibition.
Tihov’s interest in identity, belonging and social commentary is locked into most of his work including his more recent series ‘Branded World’ representing the different countries of the world using Lego characters, with each figure wearing it’s country’s passport cover.
Unframed dimensions: 61 x 84cm; we ship this artwork securely worldwide.