‘Defence of the Inanimate - Coke Can is a Giclée print by iconic artist Anthony ‘H’ Haylock. Printed onto 300gsm Somerset Photo Satin paper, the print is from a limited edition of 50 and is signed by the artist.
Antony ‘H’ Haylock knows how to have a little fun with art. His work centres around iconic, inanimate objects which, as he says, contain “the power to evoke an emotion, a memory, a visual time stamp.” H’s prints artfully blend high-impact compositional technique with tongue-in-cheek wit to produce an appealing aesthetic. The ‘Defence of the Inanimate’ series - inspired by a childhood book in which inanimate objects come to life - deftly showcases H’s artistic approach, blending pop-art themes and styles with fine art skills and a penchant for word play. ‘Defence of the Inanimate - Coke Can’ began, conceptually, with H’s perception that the lowly can of Coke was, in fact, “very regal, owning the soft drink market. Born with a silver spoon in its mouth.” H took this simple idea and recreated the iconic red and silver can onto an off-white background, emblazoned with the ironic slogan “I’m glad I ain’t a Pepsi.” The final result is not only beautiful, with its bold pop-art aesthetic, but enduringly witty: an imaginative take on art’s relationship to consumerism for the twenty-first century.