Portrait of Derek Jarman by Maggi Hambling

Maggi Hambling first met Derek Jarman when both were at art school in the 1960s, and they became close friends. Film maker Derek Jarman achieved great acclaim for films such as Carravagio and Blue; but he was also a champion of gay rights, as well as being an accomplished painter, writer and garden designer. Although Derek Jarman had been suffering from AIDS for some time, his actual death in 1994 came as a shock. Remarkably, Maggi Hambling painted his portrait from memory three weeks after his death. The painting sold immediately into a private collection, although it was recently loaned to the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

This edition was initially derived from the painting, but Hambling also hand-touched the screens to both make this an original image different to the painting, and also to ensure the graphic and 3-D quality of her brushwork and balance of colours were maintained. This edition not only enables more people to see and own one of her greatest portraits; but also raises much-needed funds for Terrence Higgins Trust, helping people with HIV and AIDS. £100 from each is donated to THT.

Paper size: 28.75” x 19.7” (73 x 50 cms). The paper size is also the image size, since the black border is both printed and part of Maggi Hambling’s design. Edition of 250 on 300gm Vellum Arches fine art paper, each signed by Maggi Hambling. This edition, published by IAP Fine Art in 1998, was produced by the artist in collaboration with printmaker Charles Hines from Peacock Printmakers, Aberdeen. The frame shown on this website is in stained ash from sustainable sources and is to Maggi Hambling’s design, with the print float-mounted onto conservation board. The price shown here is unframed. We can have the work framed as shown for an extra charge. Framed works can be delivered within the Greater London area only, or can be collected by the purchaser from our gallery. Please contact us should you wish to discuss having the work framed. 


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