- Print Information
- Artist Biography
Miss Van was born in 1973 in Toulouse, France and started painting on the streets at 20 years old. 1993 marked the initial inclusion of the artist’s iconic ‘doll face’ into one of her street murals and the initiation of the feminine Street Art movement.
The artist has spent most of her working life in Barcelona, uses this vibrant city as a base whilst spreading her infamous brand of sensous feminine portraiture across the res of Europe, USA & Asia. In recent years the artist has laid ever more emphasis on painting original artworks within her studio, however she has recently returned to the street with a new vigour, and elevated romanticism.
Nelly Duff is proud to offer the largest collection of Miss Van’s editions.
- Artwork Analysis
Based on a mural that Miss Van painted in her home town of Toulouse in 2016, this edition was printed using the rare Cine-collé etching process which involves using an extremely delicate handmade Japanese paper and a heavier paper as a substrate. The Japanese paper is applied directly to the face of the inked plate and trimmed to size before being placed onto the press. This requires great care as the damp paper can rip and tear with the slightest movement. At this point 300gsm Somerset velvet paper is placed on top of the plate and all three elements are ran through the press at high pressure. As a result the lighter Japanese paper is pressed into and adhered to the much heavier Somerset paper and can be lifted away from the plate as one (hence the collage/collé). This rare process allows for a much greater detail retention in the print as the Japanese paper is more able to lift ink from the finest elements of the plate.
- Shipping Information
Collection: Free collection from our London Gallery. UK: Royal Mail 1st Class - £8 Royal Mail Next Day - £11 Europe: Recorded Delivery - £14 Worldwide: Recorded Delivery - £18
- Framing Options
London For those available to visit our London gallery, Nelly offer a premium framing service. Please drop us an email or call the gallery on 0207 033 9683. Shipping Framing is currently unavailable for online orders at Nelly Duff.