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The Wall
The Wall Art Print by The Balbusso Twins

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Artist: The Balbusso Twins
Limited edition of 100
Hand signed
Hand numbered
7-colour screen print
50 x 70 cm / 19.5 x 27.5 inches


Stock Status: In Stock

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'The Wall' by The Balbusso Twins. Limited edition art print. Hand-pulled 7-colour screen print. Printed by White Duck Editions. Artwork inspired by The Handmaid's Tale written by Margaret Atwood.

The story behind the artwork:
In 2012 Anna and Elena Balbusso were commissioned by The Folio Society to illustrate the official novel for Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. The book’s beautiful illustrations have since received multiple awards. Because the Balbusso Twins were so moved and artistically inspired by the story, they went on to create a series of four posters, The Wall, The Mask, The Blood and The Face.

Stylistically influenced by Italian Futurism and Russian Constructivism, the series is centred on the woman's body; the Handmaid’s are empty objects, with no soul. Like clones the women are emptied of their personality and identity. A minimalist colour palette was used to communicate the psychological state of suffering, slavery, emptiness, and obsession: red, black, white and silver. The eyes (which feature promptly in all four pieces) symbolise the Republic of Gilead, the dictatorship, which owns and controls the woman.

The Blood The Mask The Face The Wall, The Mask, The Blood & The Face (Set)
The Blood Art Print by The Balbusso Twins The Mask Art Print by The Balbusso Twins The Face Art Print by The Balbusso Twins The Handmaid's Tale Art Print Set by The Balbusso Twins