• Wise Monkey print, 2016, Pierre charpin, The wrong shop
  • Wise Monkey print, 2016, Pierre charpin, The wrong shop

Wise Monkey print, 2016

Wise Monkey print by Pierre Charpin for The Wrong Shop.

A limited edition of four new framed prints by celebrated designer Pierre Charpin.

The edition consists of Happy Monkey, Anxious Monkey, Fat Monkey and Wise Monkey.

Of the edition, Charpin says: “The drawings were created during a residency at Villa Kujoyama in 2012, in a hillside workshop on the edge of a forest to the east of Kyoto. Using a bottle of ink and medium quality brushes I bought at one of the famous local 100-yen shops, I would draw daily.

I had primarily concerned myself with the natural elements of the landscape and not living beings. So I drew the monkeys rather unexpectedly ... three days before my departure, spontaneously, with fast intuitive gestures.

I did not seek to produce realistic portraits, but to produce signs that can primarily express their animality. Also, their different personalities that I had noticed when I observed them in silence. Some seemed sympathetic, or more aggressive, or thoughtful, or questioning, some joyful or rather sad ... so remarkably similar to ourselves.” 

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Wise Monkey print by Pierre Charpin for The Wrong Shop.

A limited edition of four new framed prints by celebrated designer Pierre Charpin.

The edition consists of Happy Monkey, Anxious Monkey, Fat Monkey and Wise Monkey.

Of the edition, Charpin says: “The drawings were created during a residency at Villa Kujoyama in 2012, in a hillside workshop on the edge of a forest to the east of Kyoto. Using a bottle of ink and medium quality brushes I bought at one of the famous local 100-yen shops, I would draw daily.

I had primarily concerned myself with the natural elements of the landscape and not living beings. So I drew the monkeys rather unexpectedly ... three days before my departure, spontaneously, with fast intuitive gestures.

I did not seek to produce realistic portraits, but to produce signs that can primarily express their animality. Also, their different personalities that I had noticed when I observed them in silence. Some seemed sympathetic, or more aggressive, or thoughtful, or questioning, some joyful or rather sad ... so remarkably similar to ourselves.” 

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52.6w x 3.1d x 72.6cmh

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Each print is produced in an edition of 75, numbered and signed by the artist. All prints are window-mounted in a solid oak frame with a bevelled edge.

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