In Pursuit of Gold, Bond - Rare #007 Edition - In Stock

  • Limited Edition
  • Limited Edition Print
  • 78 x 94 cms
  • £445.00 (inc VAT)

Inspired by the Bond movies featuring Daniel Craig, artist description below.

This item is edition number 7 of 40 pieces and has been specially numbered by the artist for us as 007, very cool collectable item.

STANDARD EDITION: Limited to only 40 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.

OTHER VARIABLE OPTIONS AVAILABLE AT ORIGINAL PUBLICATION DATE
Contact the gallery for current availability.

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

£ 545 – DELUXE: Large Limited Edition, only 20 pieces worldwide. Framed size 87 x 107 cm
£ 695 – DELUXE: Hand Embellished Artist Proof Edition, only 5 pieces worldwide

£ 3,595 – ORIGINAL: only 1 piece. Framed size 104 x 137 cm
NB: All one off original works are bespoke framed by the artist and are hand enhanced to match each work individually.

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.

PICTURE DESCRIPTION:
The classic James Bond films offer great memories from my childhood, on reflection I started to lose interest in the more recent films as I have always preferred those where they aren’t dominated by over the top special effects. Goldfinger was a particular favourite, it was classy yet had a real sinister undertone to it, the image of the lady dead on the bed covered in gold freaked me out as a kid! Have you spotted her within the scene?! ‘Oddjob’ was another that scared the hell out of me, that bloody hat!

With names like ‘Pussy Galore’ and how my mind works, this piece could have gone in a very different direction but I was determined to create a scene with real class and focus on THE Bond car, the stunning and acclaimed Aston Martin DBS. The presence of the car is more than enough, you can’t mess around with it. The film had so many great locations but my preferred setting was always the stunning Swiss mountains and the Furka Pass that twists and turns through the mountains.

This piece was only ever going to be about the car, surrounded by iconic details to seek out and in front of a beautiful backdrop – it is perfect for you to use your imagination and invent your own narrative as to where Bond is and what is happening. What I feel has worked really well is how the scene has been ‘photobombed’ by some of the native animals that live within the region. Bond could simply be out of shot stood admiring his car or looking out for others and a red stag just happens to walk into shot. That split second makes all of the difference, I love how it interacts with the gold bars on the ground – a nod to my ‘Love Knows No Bounds’ collection.

I absolutely loved reconnecting to this film and this really has fueled my imagination for future pieces – do you expect me to talk?… Time to dust off the box set for now!

– Mark Davies

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