Tomorrow's Tigers - Gary Hume


Water Tiger, 2018
Hand-knotted, hand-spun, hand-dyed natural wool and silk
Limited edition of 10 plus one artist’s proof
Courtesy the artist, Sprueth Magers, London and Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

This rug is woven in a high knot count to show off the intricate design and allow an antique look for the wool field. The tiger motif was woven in silk which contrasts with the matt wool that has then been cut short to emphasis the relief effect.

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Each rug in the edition of 10 is hand made to order, please allow six to nine months for delivery (delivery time will be confirmed upon order).

Each rug will be hand made by Christopher Farr's craftspeople in Mirzapour, India, using natural wools and silks, hand-dyed in small quantities. All the wool is sourced directly from local wool markets as fleece and spun by hand in local facilities. Wherever possible natural dyes have been used. Where the colours cannot be obtained using natural dyes, top quality CIBA dyes have been used that are AZO free using a wastewater treatment plant and air filter system for prevention of emissions during the heating/energy production process. Christopher Farr is an active member of Care&Fair: an organisation based in India dedicated to the elimination of child labour in the rug industry and the education of children in weaving areas.


b. 1962, UK
Lives and works between London and New York

Hume is known for figurative and abstract paintings on aluminium panels, which often feature startling colour combinations made with paints purchased premixed from a hardware store. He represented Britain at the Venice Biennale in 1999 and the Bienal de São Paulo in 1996, the same year he was nominated for the Turner Prize. His work was the subject of a one-person exhibition at Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, in 1999, and in 2001 he was elected to the Royal Academy. Monographic shows of Hume's work were organised at the Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover, Germany and the Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria, in 2004. Modern Art Oxford mounted a survey show of his Door paintings in 2008. In 2013, Tate Britain presented a focused survey spanning Hume’s career. Since then, numerous gallery exhibitions have taken place as well as installations of public art projects and participation in museum shows worldwide. Exhibitions of new work will open in Berlin and Los Angeles in 2019.

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