Bisous from Anthea Missy 💋

Addicted Art Gallery
Apr 8, 2021 1:59PM

"L’amour vaincra – love will overcome!" - Anthea Missy

Bonjour Addictees!

Can you believe it's been just over a year since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic? We have a new print by Anthea Missy which expresses her emotions (and ours) about distance and missing loved ones.

Welcome to this week's Weekend Art Fix, "La Bise" 💋

"La Bise is a story about people who "miss each other”. It takes place almost a year after the start of confinement. It's a universal narrative spanning humankind.

"With social distancing measures in place, it feels like we can no longer say hello to our family and friends with a bise (kiss), invoking a feeling of nostalgia.

"The work reminds us of what we were once able to do without a second thought, highlighting the curtailment of our freedom.

"I created this street art paste-up collage on a Paris wall on the 10th January 2021 (see video below) with friends "who I miss".

"The text is signed 'anonymous', attributing the quote to everyone who is thinking and feeling the same as I am.

"The artwork, found near the Place de la République (rue Juliette Dodue), has now been made into a silkscreen print.

"Each silkscreen is made in collaboration with a Master Printer. I created the work using my original sketches and photos of the street artwork in situ. With the Printer, we produced the screens, mixed the colours, and the result is a seven colourscreenprint."- Anthea Missy

🎥 Lights, Camera, Action 🎬: Behind the Scenes: "I Dreamt That We Were Kissing"

The creation of "I Dreamt That We Were Kissing" (10 January 2021) - the inspiration behind "La Bise"

La Bise

Medium: 7 colour silkscreen on 300gsm Fabriano matte white archival paper, hand-signed and numbered by the artist and annotated with the tag 'L'amour Vaincra'

Edition: Limited to 50

Year: 2021

Size: 70.0cm x 50.0cm

Need more info about Anthea or her artwork? Get in touch with us via [email protected] or [email protected]

Until the next one, "Come to my dreams if you can tonight, I will kiss you there" - Anonymous 💖

Blair & El xoxo

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