Glasto, Glastonbury Festival - Standard Edition

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

Inspired by the Glastonbury Festival, artist description below.

This price of £395 is for:
Standard Edition with only 45 pieces available worldwide.

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, please contact the gallery for availability.

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 – Limited to 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 by the artist and are enhanced to match the work.

PICTURE DESCRIPTION:

Is there a more epic and celebrated music festival than Glastonbury? Personally, nothing comes anywhere near it and that’s coming from someone who’s never managed to get a bloody ticket for the damned thing! The history of the festival is fascinating, set within the iconic Worthy Farm amongst the Somerset hills and under the watch of Glastonbury Tor. The music, entertainment and people are as diverse as what Mother Nature serves up each year.

For those who follow my work you will know that music is a catalyst and always the backdrop for my artworks, inspiring a concept, adding fuel to the fire of emotion that drives it or twisting lyrics to amplify what I am conveying. Art is everything, music is everything, they are how I bleed and how ultimately, I heal. It acts as a crutch, a comfort blanket, a shot of adrenaline.

A song can position you, to take you back to a time when things were great or not so great. For me, large parts of Glastonbury remind me when things were incredibly dark and challenging, times that I have fought to move clear from. For that weekend, watching hours and hours of the festival was a chance to escape and I loved every minute of it and was always gutted when it was over.

So many will have their own favourite memories from those who owned the stage, Metallica in 2014 was just stunning for a metal fan to see them smash it. Radiohead’s set in 1997 was beautiful, Paolo Nutini’s ‘Iron Sky’ lives long in the memory whilst the brilliant Foals set kickstarted my love for another great band who I wasn’t aware of before the festival. It’s always great to see the controversy surrounding some of the headliners and then watching them confirm why they deserve a place on the pyramid – all hail Stormzy!

In 2019 I set about planning how I could celebrate Glastonbury turning 50, to see it then cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic was gutting whilst naturally completely appropriate. I continued regardless and what you now see is an image that showcases each and every one of the headliners since T-Rex kicked things off in 1970. Music brings people together; Glastonbury brings people together and my piece ‘GLASTO!’ brings artists together for one hell of a session!

The iconic Ribbon Tower and Pyramid stage sit in front of the silhouetted hills as the sun sets or rises depending on how you see it. I wanted to capture the energy and passion as they perform together whilst also conveying that wonderful sense of calm after overdoing it. A fire is the centre piece to bring people together and to reminisce, the magical details that radiate out from the flames and fill the scene signify this as the fuel for stirring and reigniting memories, some to keep close, others to set free.

I hope you love this piece as much as I have loved creating it and I hope that it pulls at your heart strings, whilst doing justice to the phenomenal work by Michael and Emily Eavis. Nothing can stand up to the live festival but I’m pretty confident ‘GLASTO!’ can give you hours of entertainment trying to tick off all of the hidden headline acts. So, grab a drink and your wellies and enjoy the spirit of Glastonbury, I predict a riot!

– Mark Davies

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