LUCY McKENZIE, Cover

Lucy McKenzie

ohne Titel (2003)

Lucy McKenzie was born in Glasgow in 1977. She became known for her comic drawings, prints and trompe l’œil paintings, combining different genres in an often pithy and caricaturing manner: for example, socialist wall paintings in the style of East German propaganda of the 50s with graffiti works of the 80s. For the anniversary edition (no. 50) of “Texte zur Kunst”, the artist not only designed the cover on the issue’s theme “The Fifties”, but also produced a print of the same image. Here McKenzie refers to the "ligne claire" of a cartoon drawing, using only black outlines without hatchings, and combines the conflicting currents of the art of the fifties – gestural abstraction and sparse figuration – into one image.

Lucy McKenzie’s silkscreen "Ohne Titel" (2003) has the dimensions 42 x 60 cm. It is numbered and signed on the back. It is available in an edition of 50 + 5 A.P. and costs EUR 500,- plus shipping.