Conor Harrington - Head of State / State of Head - The Paintings
A series of 10 unique oil paintings on Birch panel, each 310mm x 235mm.
Each unique "Head of State / State of Head" painting is presented in its own fabric bound lipped clamshell box, silkscreen printed and finished with grey foil text.
Signed and dated on the reverse by the artist.
The painting series is accompanied by a hardback 48 page book “Head of State / State of Head”.
Published by Hungryboy Books
Head of State / State of Head is a new series of 10 paintings by Conor Harrington. Divided in half, with five blue paintings and five red, the traditional colours of opposing political parties, gang culture, and the corners of boxing rings. Using colour to symbolise tribalism and allegiances, and through a variety of processes including wiping, blurring and over-painting, Harrington employs the traditional head format as a motif to subvert ideas of power and status.