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Getafix and the test-tube
£ 40.00 – £ 340.00
This images shows Getafix with a test-tube as he makes his magic potion.
Getafix is the druid in the Asterix books who brews the magic potion which allows Asterix and Obelix their enormous strength to resist the Romans. Here he is at his craft.
I have bled the ink to the edge of the mould-made paper to maximise the vividness of the screenprint. I like the way the druid is shown in silhouette, with the light striking him obliquely.
I am currently the only screenprinter in Europe to have permission from French publisher Editions Albert Rene to use their archive of images for my work. This has been officially approved by the firm.
Asterix first appeared in 1959 and 35 books drawn by Albert Uderzo and written by Rene Goscinny were published until 2010, although new titles are now being issued with new writers and draftsmen.
The Asterix series has been translated into more than 100 languages. The books have been turned into 13 films: nine animated, and four live action. There have also been a number of games based on the characters, and a theme park near Paris, Parc Astérix. Some 325 million copies of 34 Asterix books have been sold worldwide. The official website can be found here http://www.asterix.com/
Handmade, limited edition screen print on cotton paper, mould-made at the St Cuthbert Mill in Wells, Somerset.
Signed and numbered in pencil by the printer, John Patrick Reynolds
Signed and numbered out of 200 in pencil by the printer, John Patrick Reynolds
© Editions Albert Rene
Standard size: 25cm x 19cm.
Large size: 76cms x 56cms.