Artist Brad Faine was born and grew up in Brighton. He is the son of a Royal Australian Air Force bomber pilot and a British cabaret singer, who met and married in 1944. He studied Fine Art (Painting) at Leicester College of Art where he achieved a Dip Ad (Hons) under the tutelage of Harry Thubron, an early proponent of conceptual art, and subsequently completed a Post Graduate ATC course at Goldsmiths. During his time at Leicester, Faine developed the first truly playable 3d Chess set which was exhibited at the ‘Invention of Problems’ Exhibition at the ICA. He also was responsible for the concept for ‘Inter-play’, one of the two British entries for the 1968 Paris Biennale.

On leaving College in 1972 Brad and his wife Jane founded Coriander Studio, which grew from a cottage industry into an internationally renowned maker and publisher of limited edition silk-screen and more recently digital prints. The Studio has, over the last 40 years, worked with more than 300 artists ranging from Henri Chopin (one of the worlds leading exponents of sound poetry) to Romain de Tirtoff known as Erte, Patrick Huges to John Hoyland, Richard Hamilton to Peter Blake , Michael Craig-Martin to Damien Hirst.

In addition to being the managing director of Coriander Studio, he has taught printmaking as a visiting lecturer at a number of art schools including St Martins College of Art and Design, West Sussex College of Art (Farnham), and the Royal Academy of Art. where he also had a one man show in the Coffee Bar Gallery. He has been involved in many collaborative demonstrations of print-making including a Ganada Television film with Patrick Hughes, Brendan Neiland and Michael Rothenstein, and print project with Bruce McLean at the Victoria and Albert Museum. He has also been a guest speaker at a number of national and international printmaking symposia.

Throughout Coriander’s 40 year history, Faine has continued to work as a painter and printmaker in his own right. He has works in many private and public collections in the UK, the USA and the Middle East, and has had work included mixed shows in London, New York, Dubai and Tokyo. Recent exhibitions include a one-man show at the Chelsea Arts club, a major joint print show with Peter Blake and Brendan Neiland at Leicester City Art Gallery, a one-man show at the London Sketch Club and another at 45 Park Lane (the Cut), and a three month exhibition with Steve Thomas at Chelsea Future Space.

In 1984 he was responsible for initiating the concept of ‘Visual Aid for Band Aid’ and along with Peter Blake, Graham Bannister and Gordon House, was integral in the organization of 104 artists and the production of an edition of 500 prints, the proceeds of which went to the Band Aid Trust.

In 1989 Faine was invited to write The New Guide to Screen Printing, which was published by Hodder Headline. Subsequently, he has written articles for books on artists such as Terry Frost, Brendan Neiland, and Peter Blake.

His prints have been published by Christie’s Contemporary Art, Coriander Studio, Art For Offices, Anderson O’Day and CCA Galleries in the UK,  Kane Fine Art, Greg Croston and recently Chalk and Vermilionin the USA. His works are held in the corporate collections of many international companies including BMW, British Rail and Epson UK. All of Brad’s prints and canvasses are available through Fane Contemporary Art.

2014 saw the first one-man show of his printed works on canvass at  ‘Dark Matter Studio Gallery’. This change in direction was at the suggestion of Bruce McLean, who thought the prints should be larger so the the detail of the individual elements that constituted them could be seen more easily . The problem with enlarging the prints was that the paper seemed too thin for the sizes at which he wanted to work, and the safety problems and costs inherent when using large glass frames made them prohibitive.  The solution was to make canvasses, as this solved the size and framing problem (they do need to be framed) and also added the opportunity to hand work the pieces.

Brad Faine has written a number of articles and introductions books and catalogues for artists’ with whom he has worked. This year his novel ‘A Killing in Prospect’ is published on Kindle.  The story is a work of fiction, concerning a series of incidents that were rumoured have occurred in and around the 1988 New York Art Fair, amongst that group of dealers known collectively as ‘Art Runners’.

2015 was notable as it was the year in which he had his first one man show in Mayfair, called iPrints at The Albemarle Gallery. He also exhibited with Brendan Neiland and Simon Burton at the GX Gallery.  Ray Perman of the Grosvenor Gallery saw the Albemarle show and introduced Brad to David Rogath, Director of Chalk and Vermilion Galleries in the USA.  David commissioned 6 editions, each comprising 8 mono print colourways of works on canvas to show at his 10 major galleries throughout America.

A.G.B.I Bi-Centenary Print is a Limited Edition Print showcasing the works of 42 artists.

Price: £1500

Limited edition print

With a real pop-art feel to the print as a whole, it is surprising to see the many different styles when you look closely at the individual works: you see something new each time.

Brad Faine, as a trustee of The Artists’ General Benevolent Institution (A.G.B.I), produced the print to celebrate the bi-centenary of the organisation. 25 artists were invited to donate the right to use their images on a collage assembly print (rather like the Band Aid print of 1985) and to have each copy signed by all of them. The trustees were pleased to find that by the time they had had acceptance from the 25 artists initially invited, offers were received from a further 27 artists, increasing the total to 42.

This fabulous print was produced, and is sold, to support the Artists General Benevolence Institution (A.G.B.I.), whose role is to provide financial aid for professional artists who can no longer support themselves, due to age, illness or infirmity.

Each print is signed in pencil by all the 42 artists who have generously provided the images. 

Details of the artists involved

Ivor Abrahams RA, Val Archer, Stephen Bartlett, Peter Blake CBE, William Bowyer RA, Simon Burton, Michael Craig- Martin RA, Gus Cummings RA, Andrew Curtis, Brenda Evans, Brad Faine, Stephen Farthing RA, Duggie Fields, Peter Freeth RA, Anthony Frost, Martin Fuller, Christian Furr, Maggi Hambling CBE, Gerrard Hemsworth, Nicola Hicks MBE, Georgie Hopton, Ken Howard OBE RA, Patrick Hughes, Gary Hume RA, Paul Huxley RA, Ben Johnson, Bryan Kneale RA, David Mach RA, Ronald Maddox, Christian Marclay, Roger McGough, Bruce McLean, Brendan Neiland, Chris Orr MBE RA, William Packer, Tom Phillips RA, Barbara Rae CBE RA, Justine Smith, Donald Smith, Steve Thomas, Joe Tilson RA and Gavin Turk.

70x80cm

‘SHOOTING CRAPS’ IS A LIMITED EDITION BY POP ART ARTIST, BRAD FAINE

Price: £4000

Limited edition of 5

Mono-print in 5 different colourways is a digital print plus screenprint glazes on a stretched canvas

The proliferation of a particular form of jargon used in recent newspaper articles and government briefings provided the basic text for this print. The use of phrases like Astroturfing, Dog whistling and Throwing a Dead Cat on the Table supplied a starting point, in which the alphabet text could be construed as a primer for spin doctor speak. The format of two of concentric spirals of dice evocative of Shooting Craps, are an ironic reflection of the chance element involved in catching the Corona Virus, while the rainbow colours we now associate with our support for the NHS in this time of crisis are used as an homage to the medical profession.

The earliest record of a kind of spin doctor is generally held to be Zoroaster  (or Zarathustra 1500 BC? who was regarded as the first philosopher) while throughout history important political figures such as Bishop Odo who was said to have commissioned the Bayeux Tapestry to justify William’s seizure of the English throne; Thomas Cromwell and Shakespeare’s whitewash of Henry the Eighth’s killing of Richard the third; Lord Burley and Lord Walsingham’s manipulation of Queen Elizabeth to persuade her to execute Mary Queen of Scots, until more recently, a much milder Lord Armstrong merely admitted to being ‘economical with the truth’

2020

110x110cm

A stunning new work on Canvas by pop artist Brad Faine

Price: £4500

Limited Edition of 5 & 1 Artist’s Proof

Digital mono-print on stretched canvas with hand applied glazes & diamond dust.

Signed by the Artist

2018

110x110cm

A stunning new work on Canvas by pop artist Brad Faine

Price: £4500

Limited Edition of 5 & 1 Artist’s Proof

Digital mono-print on stretched canvas with hand applied glazes & diamond dust.

Signed by the Artist

2018

110x110cm

A stunning new work on Canvas by pop artist Brad Faine

Price: £4500

Limited Edition of 5 & 1 Artist’s Proof

Digital mono-print on stretched canvas with hand applied glazes & diamond dust.

Signed by the Artist

Doors Of Perception are limited edition works by Brad Faine featuring diamond dusted tarot symbols

“I have for a number of years thought that the Tarot might provide an interesting point of departure for a series of mono-prints. However, the motivation for the subject came from a director of one of the Martin Lawrence galleries in the USA, who said that a number of clients had asked if I had ever done anything on the Tarot. With the optimism of the uninformed, I purchased the ‘Rider Waite Tarot Deck’ and became fascinated by the titles and images of the Major and Minor Arcana and thought it might be interesting to replace them with famous classical and modern paintings. In addition, I investigated some of the symbolism associated with the Tarot and selected some of the of images Swords, Cups, Wands and Pentacles as well as the ouroboros and juxtaposed them with the card, using diamond dust.” – Brad Faine

2018

110x110cm

A stunning new work on Canvas by pop artist Brad Faine

Price: £4500

Limited Edition of 5 & 1 Artist’s Proof

Digital mono-print on stretched canvas with hand applied glazes & diamond dust.

Signed by the Artist

Doors Of Perception are limited edition works by Brad Faine featuring diamond dusted tarot symbols

“I have for a number of years thought that the Tarot might provide an interesting point of departure for a series of mono-prints. However, the motivation for the subject came from a director of one of the Martin Lawrence galleries in the USA, who said that a number of clients had asked if I had ever done anything on the Tarot. With the optimism of the uninformed, I purchased the ‘Rider Waite Tarot Deck’ and became fascinated by the titles and images of the Major and Minor Arcana and thought it might be interesting to replace them with famous classical and modern paintings. In addition, I investigated some of the symbolism associated with the Tarot and selected some of the of images Swords, Cups, Wands and Pentacles as well as the ouroboros and juxtaposed them with the card, using diamond dust.” – Brad Faine

2018

110x110cm

A stunning new work on Canvas by pop artist Brad Faine

Price: £4500

Limited Edition of 5 & 1 Artist’s Proof

Digital mono-print on stretched canvas with hand applied glazes & diamond dust.

Signed by the Artist

Doors Of Perception are limited edition works by Brad Faine featuring diamond dusted tarot symbols

“I have for a number of years thought that the Tarot might provide an interesting point of departure for a series of mono-prints. However, the motivation for the subject came from a director of one of the Martin Lawrence galleries in the USA, who said that a number of clients had asked if I had ever done anything on the Tarot. With the optimism of the uninformed, I purchased the ‘Rider Waite Tarot Deck’ and became fascinated by the titles and images of the Major and Minor Arcana and thought it might be interesting to replace them with famous classical and modern paintings. In addition, I investigated some of the symbolism associated with the Tarot and selected some of the of images Swords, Cups, Wands and Pentacles as well as the ouroboros and juxtaposed them with the card, using diamond dust.” – Brad Faine

2018

110x110cm

A stunning new work on Canvas by pop artist Brad Faine

Price: £4500

Limited Edition of 5 & 1 Artist’s Proof

Digital mono-print on stretched canvas with hand applied glazes & diamond dust.

Signed by the Artist

Doors Of Perception are limited edition works by Brad Faine featuring diamond dusted tarot symbols

“I have for a number of years thought that the Tarot might provide an interesting point of departure for a series of mono-prints. However, the motivation for the subject came from a director of one of the Martin Lawrence galleries in the USA, who said that a number of clients had asked if I had ever done anything on the Tarot. With the optimism of the uninformed, I purchased the ‘Rider Waite Tarot Deck’ and became fascinated by the titles and images of the Major and Minor Arcana and thought it might be interesting to replace them with famous classical and modern paintings. In addition, I investigated some of the symbolism associated with the Tarot and selected some of the of images Swords, Cups, Wands and Pentacles as well as the ouroboros and juxtaposed them with the card, using diamond dust.” – Brad Faine

2018

110x110cm

A stunning new work on Canvas by pop artist Brad Faine

Price: £4500

Limited Edition of 5 & 1 Artist’s Proof

Digital mono-print on stretched canvas with hand applied glazes & diamond dust.

Signed by the Artist

Doors Of Perception are limited edition works by Brad Faine featuring diamond dusted tarot symbols

“I have for a number of years thought that the Tarot might provide an interesting point of departure for a series of mono-prints. However, the motivation for the subject came from a director of one of the Martin Lawrence galleries in the USA, who said that a number of clients had asked if I had ever done anything on the Tarot. With the optimism of the uninformed, I purchased the ‘Rider Waite Tarot Deck’ and became fascinated by the titles and images of the Major and Minor Arcana and thought it might be interesting to replace them with famous classical and modern paintings. In addition, I investigated some of the symbolism associated with the Tarot and selected some of the of images Swords, Cups, Wands and Pentacles as well as the ouroboros and juxtaposed them with the card, using diamond dust.” – Brad Faine

2018

110x110cm

A stunning new work on Canvas by pop artist Brad Faine

Price: £4500

Limited Edition of 5 & 1 Artist’s Proof

Digital mono-print on stretched canvas with hand applied glazes & diamond dust.

Signed by the Artist

Doors Of Perception are limited edition works by Brad Faine featuring diamond dusted tarot symbols

“I have for a number of years thought that the Tarot might provide an interesting point of departure for a series of mono-prints. However, the motivation for the subject came from a director of one of the Martin Lawrence galleries in the USA, who said that a number of clients had asked if I had ever done anything on the Tarot. With the optimism of the uninformed, I purchased the ‘Rider Waite Tarot Deck’ and became fascinated by the titles and images of the Major and Minor Arcana and thought it might be interesting to replace them with famous classical and modern paintings. In addition, I investigated some of the symbolism associated with the Tarot and selected some of the of images Swords, Cups, Wands and Pentacles as well as the ouroboros and juxtaposed them with the card, using diamond dust.” – Brad Faine

 

2018

110x110cm

‘The Fear of Cats’ is a marvellous Limited Edition Print by pop Artist, Brad Faine.

Price: £800

Limited edition of 25

Hand finished with glazes

Signed & numbered by the artist

Each year the Chelsea Arts Club asks its artist members to produce a small work, which will be auctioned for the benefit of The Chelsea Arts Club Charity and the Artists General Benevolent Institution. Last year the theme was ‘Heroes and Villains, but with the stipulation that they would prefer not to see too many Marilyn Munroes, or Hitlers, too many Super Heroes and especially fluffy kittens.

“I just couldn’t resist the challenge – or maybe I was reverting to childhood as I made a print based on kittens and called it The Usual Suspects. However a year later I started to rework the idea with the added ambiguity that although mice are frightened of cats, in the world of the cartoon the mice invariably come out on top and intimidate their feline antagonists. The images are interwoven with a text that contains an A to Z of the names of famous cats from literature, history and the cinema.  A number of people who liked the cat print asked me to make a similar piece only this time using Dogs and cartoon cats as the source material. In this case I used various cartoon cats and as with the previous print underpinned the images with a text that was based on an A-Z of famous dogs from literature, history and the cinema.” – Brad Faine

2014

94x94cm

‘Yellow Brick Road’ is a gorgeous Limited Edition Print by pop Artist, Brad Faine.

Price: £1250

Limited edition of 50

Hand applied silkscreen satin protection varnish and an Ultra Violet gloss varnish on the screen printed Oscar

Signed & numbered by the artist

The cowardly Lion, the Tin man, the Straw man and Dorothy may all be construed as metaphors for some aspects of the artistic personality. The Yellow Brick Road may be said similarly, to lead some to an Oscar and the pinnacle of cinematic endeavour that it represents.  This print comprises two inter-weaving spirals made up of stills from the movies that have won for their stars best actor and actress awards.  The line drawn Oscar is made up of yellow bricks and the numbers on each frame relate to the year the trophy was presented. The images include all the films since the inception of the awards in 1929 until 2013.  However some may think that Dorothy Parker blurred the gender distinctions when she wrote “Scratch an actor and you find an actress”.

 

2013

109x92.5cm

‘I Would Like To Thank…’ is a stunning Limited Edition Print by pop Artist, Brad Faine.

Price: £1250

Limited edition of 50

This piece of art has silkscreen satin protection varnish, an Ultra Violet glaze on each of the stills and a transparent gold screenprinted Oscar figure

Signed & numbered by the artist

The 2012 Oscars provided the opportunity for producing a print based on Brad Faine’s familiar grid system. The 84 films that have won best picture award since its inception provided the basis for a rectangle comprising seven by twelve images. The first film to win the Academy Award for best picture was Sunrise Wings in 1928 (the award is presented in the following year). This print is a selection of stills from each winning movie from 1929 to 2011.

Each image has been cropped to fit an implied movie frame, colour corrected and then generally cleaned up to remove blemishes and to enhance loss of shadow detail particularly in the case of the older movies. The large numbers refer to the date of the film and the line drawn gold Oscar figurine to the winners’ award. The title refers to the opening line of the acceptance speeches of most recipients of the award and the enjoyment watching films has given to the author of the print.

2012

108x86cm

‘Art Malarky II’ is a stunning Limited Edition Print by pop Artist, Brad Faine.

Price: £900

Limited edition of 50

This piece of art has silkscreen satin protection varnish, an Ultra Violet glaze on the circular images

Signed & numbered by the artist

“Art Malarkey I and II were generated by a question asked of my wife by Paul Duke; “Jane what do you think about all this art malarkey?”. I thought it a great phrase that summed up the popular view of abstract art. The print is the second in this series that combines elements of the works of some of my favourite artists with an alphabet of their surnames. Each circular image contains sections from two famous pictures by abstract artists such as Albers, Bacon, Chagall etc, while the text comprises two alphabets, one from A to Z and the other from Z to A. The underlying colour of the text is moderated by a large coloured alphabet. Hopefully the effect of the piece is to de-mystify the rarefied air of the upper echelons of the art world and have a bit of fun playing around with the modern masters.” – Brad Faine

2012

100x98.5cm