Destination Unknown, Top Gun - Standard Edition

  • Limited Edition
  • Limited Edition Print
  • 78 x 94 cms
  • £395.00 (inc VAT)

Inspired by The Top Gun Movies,artist description below.

This price of £395 is for:
STANDARD EDITION: Limited to only 20 pieces worldwide, framed size 78 x 94 cm

NB: When price matching on various sites – as we all do, please note that each of Mark’s editions supplied through Gallery 21 comes complete with our own stunning framing as shown. With wider, deeper mounts and more expensive mouldings than most on offer elsewhere.

VARIABLE OPTIONS AVAILABLE AT DATE OF PUBLICATION
Be sure to contact the gallery for current availability to avoid disappointment.

STANDARD: Framed size 94 x 78 cm
Limited Edition £ 395 – Limited to only 45 pieces worldwide
Hand Embellished Artist Proof Edition £445 – Limited to only 5 pieces worldwide

DELUXE: Framed size 87 x 107 cm
Limited Edition £545 – Limited to only 20 pieces worldwide
Hand Embellished Artist Proof Edition £660 – Limited to only 5 pieces worldwide

PREMIUM HAND EMBELLISHED CANVAS: Framed size 90.5 x 113 cm
Limited Edition on Canvas £995 – Limited to only 10 pieces worldwide

THE ORIGINAL WORK: Framed size 104 x 137 cm
Original £3,595 – only 1 piece worldwide, if available.
NB: All one off original works are bespoke framed by the artist and are enhanced to match the work.

GALLERY 21 FRAMING DETAILS:

ALL PAPER EDITIONS:
Framed using a 7cm wide double acid free mount with a 7 m wide moulding in black with silver leaf edges, as displayed.
NB: Can also be supplied in square profile matt black frame if requested.

CANVAS EDITION:
Double framed using a 7cm wide white deep inner slip, with a 7cm wide moulding in black with silver leaf edges, as displayed. NB: Can also be supplied in square profile matt black frame if requested.

ORIGINALS:
All one off original works are bespoke framed, then hand enhanced by the artist to individually match the piece.

PICTURE DESCRIPTION:
The aim for this piece was to try and combine two qualities, one was to create something that was that ‘need for speed’ concept where it was all about the planes, the car, the bike but then also the sheer beauty of the backdrop. So the idea being when you’re doing your research of the film plus being aware of the fact that the follow up ‘Maverick’ is due out this year (hopefully), you are looking at the concept that the US Navy air base ‘Miramar’ is now redundant and laying there derelict and weathered which is something that goes back to the ‘Storyteller’ collections of mine where you’re embracing that sense of neglect and time passing.

So that’s what we see here, Maverick has returned, he’s come back on his iconic motorbike and this is where the piece took a different turn. I have injected this underlying narrative that plays on the fact that he lost his flying partner ‘Goose’ but also the ghosts that he carries with him from his father and that’s referenced within the piece, you’ll see his dad’s crashed plane for example along with another that was fighting in Vietnam.

If you look closely at the bike, you’ll see ‘Goose’s’ partially destroyed crash helmet, so Maverick is literally carrying his ghosts around with him, as well as his baggage which is depicted through his flight holdall which is carrying all of all of his memories around with him. On first glance it just looks like a cracking way of being able to get all of those movie references in it but then there’s this underlying concept that’s much deeper and hopefully people will relate to that even if they aren’t necessarily a massive fan of the film but that the image and what it symbolises strikes a chord with them.

I’ve tried to create pictures within a picture, so if you look at Charlie’s Porsche for example, it’s just a beautiful part of the image and I absolutely love how that’s come out. When you’re watching the film and making notes it’s great to be able to get those references in there, big or small and there’s so much going on because that’s the concept, it’s him returning and all of his memories flooding back and being played out in front of him. He knows he has to go on a journey, he’s just not sure where it’s going to take him. It’s been brilliant to be involved with the piece, listening to the epic soundtrack again, it’s just been superb from day one! – Mark Davies

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