Christopher Pratt

Victoria Regina

1971
"I made the "Stamp" prints as souvenirs of Newfoundland: not Newfoundland as an island, its fauna and geography, but as a social, political, economic entity that has passed out of time." Pratt, whose interest in stamps was sparked by his father's collecting, has said that stamps have an appeal for him as "miniature works of art." The relationship between the original engraver, the mass-produced postage stamp, and Pratt's own printmaking is imbued with resonance. Has Pratt taken a populist item and, through his interpretation, elevated it to fine art or has he made an eclectic art form more popularly known?
Title
Victoria Regina
Date
1971
Medium
Print
Materials
serigraph in red on wove paper
Dimensions
71 x 61 cm; image: 58.5 x 46.6 cm maximum irregular
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 1972
Accession number
17056

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