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Snake

Item Code: RK-snake-u
Medium
Mixed media
Date of Work
1992
Edition Size
120
Signed
Unsigned
Height (cm)
40
Width (cm)
60
Suite
Anansi Company
Base price $1,203
Includes free framing and UK delivery
Mixed Media from Anansi Company: A collection of 13 hand-made wire and card rod-puppets animated in colour and verse by Ronald King and Roy Fisher. Circle Press. 1992.

Anansi is is an Akan folktale character. He often takes the shape of a spider and is considered to be the spirit of all knowledge of stories. He is also one of the most important characters of West African and Caribbean folklore.
Ron King PortraitRon King has had an artistic life that spans a multi faceted and inspiring 60 years.  His iconographic work is marked by a distinctive, fresh and often pioneering approach. As an artist his work can’t be pinned down to by genre but it does have an approach that is hallmarked by a distinctively curious, questioning and energetic approach.

He picked up a scholarship at Chelsea for his painting and then several art awards when he emigrated to Canada, with his wife and sculptor Willow Legge in 1956.  Here he worked as an art director in McLean Hunter publishing house.  In 1960 Ron returned to the UK with his family to paint for his first one-man show in Toronto.  In 1961 while teaching at Farnham School of Art he took up printmaking, which led to a contract in 1964 with the well known print publishers Editions Alecto.  Unable to publish his first book ‘The Prologue to Chaucer's Canterbury Tales’ with them, he followed through the project himself and formed Circle Press.
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