'Thorns' print release June 02 2018

Pioneer of aerosol X-ray art SHOK-1 is pleased to announce ‘Thorns’, the latest in his series of best-selling limited edition prints. 

thorns print

This handmade silkscreen print edition depicts an image of a rose X-ray with a stylised barbed wire stem. The artwork holds deep meaning for the artist and is open to a multitude of personal interpretations by the audience.

The print is based on the original freehand spraypaint artwork ‘Thorns’ which was painted by the artist in Berlin in late 2016. This incredibly popular artwork has been viewed and enjoyed by millions and is one of the artist’s most memorable and iconic pieces to date.

Thorns original painting

SHOK-1 commissioned Goldmark Atelier to produce this extremely high quality silkscreen print. Master printmaker Ian Wilkinson has spent 25 years refining advanced techniques allowing highly detailed images with complex, subtle shading without using halftones, the newsprint-like dot patterns you may have seen in simpler printing techniques. The rich, luxurious print quality is presented in a larger size format than previous releases and each is varnished to enhance the image and longevity.

Thorns print work in progress

Thorns print work in progress

We will be randomly hiding a single super rare and valuable gold version in the edition. This ‘golden ticket’ features the Thorns image in monochrome on a metallic gold background. Anyone who orders a print will be eligible for a chance to win this special edition artwork instead. However, if you would prefer to opt out please email us via the contact page with your name and “opt out” in the message.

Thorns gold print

‘Thorns’ is exclusively available from www.shok1.com and will release on Tuesday 5th June 7.30pm BST / 2.30pm EDT at this link : https://store.shok1.com/collections/print/products/thorns-silkscreen-print

Handmade silkscreen print
Limited edition of 150
9 layers plus a varnish on Somerset Satin 310gsm paper
76 x 76 cm
Signed, numbered and embossed by SHOK-1
Printed by Goldmark Atelier
Includes Certificate Of Authenticity