‘Phantom Lady’ is a Screen Print by contemporary artist Ben Allen. Printed onto 410gsm Somerset Tub Sized Satin paper, the print is from a limited edition of 35 and is signed, embossed and numbered by the artist.
Ben Allen is a contemporary artist, known for his distinctive Pop paintings. Using complex collage techniques, his pieces create a dynamic mash-up of popular culture, which work to critique the banal and the mundane and challenge media views on sexuality.
Saturated with Pop Art allusion, ‘Phantom Lady’ depicts the black and while photograph of a sultry woman, only her head and shoulders visible, as an array of collaged symbolism crowds the image, from Lichtenstein ‘Pow!’s to Mickey Mouse, the Virgin Mary, and lotus-flower doodles. The black and white, newspaper-cutting effect is powerful, and Allen creates harmony from chaos with astonishing prowess.