‘Human Beinz’ is a 4 colour way Screen Print by contemporary artist William Blanchard. From a limited edition of 30, the print is signed and numbered by the artist.
Contemporary artist William Blanchard describes himself as a collector: “My art,” he explains, “is directly inspired by my childhood bedroom, a museum of artefacts I collected and displayed.” As such, his work is saturated with nostalgia, infused with reference and allusion to art icons, and filled with an allure that takes the viewer back to being a kid in a candy store. Bright, colourful and often tactile, Blanchard’s prints are utterly desirable. ‘Human Beinz’ is no exception: taking Warhol’s famous Campbell’s Soup Cans as inspiration, Blanchard recreates the Heinz Beans tin, in thickly encrusted layers of colourful glitter.
A nuanced shift of lettering changes the iconic branding from ‘Heinz Beans’ to ‘Human Beinz’ - a charming touch, that tiptoes between naivety and ironic wit with expert panache. Blanchard may have drawn inspiration from his own, childhood bedroom, but this breathtakingly beautiful and conceptually charged print will want pride of place in any home.