Jill Mulleady
HAMLET, 2021


Lithograph on Zerkall Bütten 260 g/m² paper

23.39 x 16.54 in

59.4 x 42.0 cm

Edition of 60

numbered and signed on the front

PRICE: $872
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    About The Work

    Everyday scenes with figures, dreamscapes, and still lifes are among the central subjects in Jill Mulleady’s oeuvre. Despite their representational basis, her paintings, usually in large formats, have a peculiar air of abstraction. In many instances, the layering of colors in the pictorial space makes it seem that the figures could only exist as a compositional strategy. Mulleady’s artistic practice operates with explicit references to the history of painting. This was evident in her exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2020 and at the 2019 Venice Biennale, which paid tribute to the oeuvre of Edvard Munch. Mulleady’s edition – a four-color lithograph on handmade paper – depicts Prince Hamlet, the tragic hero of Shakespeare’s eponymous play who, determined to avenge his father’s death, feigns madness to unmask a murderous scheme. The motif – Hamlet’s absent gaze and his hand supporting his head – echoes a painting from the artist’s current solo exhibition at Le Consortium in Dijon and was produced specifically for TEXTE ZUR KUNST. Mulleady offers a striking portrait of Hamlet, showing that, centuries later, he is still a contemporary poster boy par excellence.

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    • Edition of 60 + 10 A. P.

    • The quoted dimensions are for the overall size. The image size is 43 x 32 cm.
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