KING, Ron, b. 1932 ~ The Shipman, from The Canterbury Tales.
Original silkscreen print. Titled and monogrammed by the artist in pencil. Image size 265 x 173 mm. Paper size 397 x 272 mm.
Ron King’s first artists’ book, The Prologue, was printed in 1967 using text from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales’ accompanied by 20 silkscreen mask prints representing the major characters in the work. This print was done for the 1978 second edition, which differed in size from the first.
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.