Chuck Elliott

Pride

Year: 2019

Medium: 10 colour pigment print on Hahnemuhle 305gsm Fine Art Paper

Price: £99

About this piece

Created by Chuck Elliott for the LBGT Foundation, all proceeds from sales of this print will be donated to the charity.

An excerpt from the artist about Pride

What can I tell you about Pride that you don’t already know?

I guess all I can really do is write a few thoughts about my own experiences of the community, and how that has affected my own life, and the way I think.

Number one on my list would be to recall with real fondness a gay friend of our family who was brutally murdered by homophobic thugs in his own home a good number of years ago now. That event resonates to this day, of course. He is still missed, and should be here with us now.

Reading Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City and day dreaming of being an artist working and living in San Fransisco. That city’s culture, counter culture and scene has informed all of my work, to this day. Most obviously in pieces like Sun : Moon : Cosmos {67}

My beautiful older brother told me he knew he was gay from the age of 2. I’ve never had any reason to doubt that. So although I am cis, and straight, my experience of growing up with him has always been to be surrounded by gay men, and gay culture. It’s been a very beautiful prism to refract my own childhood through.

As recently as this summer I saw the Pride parade come through central Bristol, on the way to the downs, and couldn’t help but be totally in awe of the diversity and beauty of the people who make up the movement. it seems to me that the world has become a far more beautiful place since we started to walk away from the hate and intolerance of previous generations.

It’s an absolute thrill and pleasure to have my artwork included in this year’s celebrations, I am humbled, and hope that the art may make a positive contribution to the future wellbeing of the movement.

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Open edition for 12 months only

10 colour pigment print on 305gsm Hahnemühle 100% cotton rag fine art paper, signed and numbered

Sheet size 64cm SQ, inked area 48cm SQ unframed

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