Luc Tuymans, ‘Dead Skull’, 2010, ArtWise

"Luc Tuymans Dead Skull" by Luc Tuymans, Signed Book printed in 2010 from an edition size of 60. The overall size of the Book is 15.75 x 15.75 inches. The condition of this piece has been graded as A: Mint. Here is some supplemental information about the Book: Hand signed and numbered out of 60 by the artist. Boxed edition with a screenprint on Velin BFK Rives 250-gram paper and a hardback book with an introductory essay by Kate Mayne. The screenprint is printed by Vandaele Editie, Antwerp. The book is printed by Godefroit-Gazelle, Antwerp. Bound by Delabie, Kortrijk. Published in 2010 by Ludion. Dead Skull has been published on the occasion of the inauguration on May 17th, 2010 of a 40-square-meter stone mosaic by Luc Tuymans, located in front of the MAS (Museum aan de Stroom), the newly built archaeology & history museum of the City of Antwerp. The image picked by Luc Tuymans for the immense mosaic square is that of his own 2002 painting Dead Skull, now at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. This Tuymans work points to the history of the city of Antwerp, by using as its source image, a commemorative 17th-century stone plate - affixed to the facade of Antwerp Cathedral - in memory of Quentin Metsys (1466-1530), an Early Renaissance painter and “founder” of the Antwerp School of Painting.

Publisher: Ludion

About Luc Tuymans

Luc Tuymans’s metaphorical and figurative paintings, with their muted palette of grays and browns, transform television, film, and print sources into examinations of history and memory. Beneath the artist’s restraint and gentle, often exquisite, painterly language are themes ranging from the Holocaust to corporations’ ill-gotten power to Walt Disney’s vision of the future. Still Life (2002), Tuymans’s response to 9/11, is a large-scale painting of the most quotidian of objects, fruit and a glass pitcher, a comment on the impossibility of capturing the unspeakable.

Belgian, b. 1958, Morstel, Belgium, based in Antwerp, Belgium