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New poster release:
'The Mirror' and 'The Sacrifice'

Mon, Oct 01, 18 / James BDP

We’re delighted to release two new entries in our series celebrating the work of "the cinema poet" Andrei Tarkovsky, in a project art directed by Nicolas Delort and produced in collaboration with Mosfilm in Moscow. They are 'The Mirror' by Wesley Allsbrook and 'The Sacrifice' by Rovina Cai; two inspired takes on two  sublime examples of film-making.

Both editions of 'The Mirror' and 'The Sacrifice' are now on sale in our shop

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"Where were you when the Pushkin phone rang in the war room? And where was your mom, thirty years ago? A lot of people say this film-poem makes no sense. A lot of people say that men shouldn’t spend years writing narratives about their mothers’ personal and civic histories when they’re actually just writing about themselves. Others say The Mirror is a cinematic achievement unlike any other from the great Russian filmmaker, Andrei Tarkovsky. The first time I watched The Mirror, I was 24 and I was minding the fancy store under my apartment for some extra money. I didn’t dress right for it. Svetka paid women in New Jersey a fair wage to make these beautiful washed linen garments that my friends and I will wear when we finally finish the business plan for our cult. She had two kids and great taste, and rules about what alcohol you were supposed to drink in winter. She came to me and asked if I thought she should repaint the floors. She wanted to paint them like the ones in that Tarkovsky movie, The Mirror. She wanted them black and heavily shellacked and resinous, so they would reflect everything like the surface of a lake. Then she made me watch this film on Youtube, and I liked it. She never had me repaint the floors, though. Too much work. Our Polish landlord never would have let her, anyway." - Wesley Allsbrook

 

'The Mirror' by Wesley Allsbrook
18" x 24" screenprint

270gsm Mohawk Superfine White Eggshell
Hand numbered. Gallery stamp on the reverse
Printed by White Duck Editions
Edition of 175

 

‘The Mirror’ (Dream Variant) by Wesley Allsbrook
18" x 24" screenprint
270gsm Mohawk Superfine White Eggshell
Hand numbered. Gallery stamp on the reverse
Printed by White Duck Editions
Edition of 75

 

‘The Sacrifice’ by Rovina Cai
18" x 24" screenprint
270gsm Mohawk Superfine White Eggshell
Hand numbered. Gallery stamp on the reverse
Printed by White Duck Editions
Edition of 175

 

‘The Sacrifice’ (Variant) by Rovina Cai
18" x 24" screenprint
240gsm Flora Avoria textured paper
Hand numbered. Gallery stamp on the reverse
Printed by White Duck Editions
Edition of 75