‘Maud (Silver Gun)’ is a Silkscreen Print by contemporary artist Lead Belly. Hand finished with silver leaf, the print is from a limited edition of 5 and is signed and numbered by the artist.
Contemporary artist Lead Belly creates striking prints, reworking vintage source material with modern collage processes. Thoughtful and provocative, Lead Belly’s Pop Art infused pieces are a meeting of conceptual nuance and artistic prowess, for a high-impact aesthetic.
‘Maude Silver Gun’ depicts the image of a 1940s femme fatale, neatly attired in fitted pencil skirt, jacket, and smart hat, as though posing for a clothing catalogue. Into her hands, Lead Belly has collaged a long, silver rifle, for an unexpected but brilliant moment of juxtaposition which celebrates female power with the invention of a stylish, vigilante army.
Set against a hot-pink background, the fusion of flat colour, iridescent silver, and photographic greyscale, combined into a minimal composition, is truly striking.