KING, Ron, b. 1932 ~ The Shipman, from The Canterbury Tales.
Original silkscreen print. Edition of 50, numbered, titled and signed by the artist in pencil. Image size 340 x 215 mm. Paper size 585 x 390 mm.
Ron King’s first artists’ book, The Prologue, was printed in 1967 using Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales’ text accompanied by 20 silkscreen mask-like prints representing the major characters in The Tales.
Ron King is probably the most important book artist working in Britain today and continues to produce outstanding, innovative work, leading the way in this art form.