About the edition
Rob Pruitt is one of the USA’s most prominent contemporary artists. For over a decade he has been well known for his Panda paintings; Edinburgh Zoo is now famous for importing two pandas from China. Working with DCA Print Studio to create this new screenprint, Pruitt used the image of the Google result of his online search for information on the pandas.
He is equally intrigued by the other things that came up in this search - the Fed Ex aeroplane which transported the pandas, and images of other pandas in the wilderness. Pruitt highlights analogies and contrasts between his process of digital investigation with that of an expedition searching for pandas in the jungle, and the dislocation of the pandas weighed against the preservation of an endangered species. Pruitt plays with the iconic and symbolic power of these creatures. The black and white print echoes both the black and white of the pandas and the potential extinction of printed journalism.
|Media||Screenprint on composite board|
|Dimensions||104 x 155 cm|
|Signature||Signed, numbered and dated by artist|
Introducing Rob Pruitt
Rob Pruitt was born in Washington D.C. in 1964. Recent solo exhibitions and projects include Rob Pruitt Dallas Contemporary, Texas, Rob Pruitt; History of the World Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany, Rob Pruitt Presents the First Annual Art Awards Guggenheim Museum, New York, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York and Rob Pruitt’s Flea Market Frieze Art Fair, London, UK. His work was exhibited in the exhibition Infinite Jest at DCA in 2012.