‘I’d Rather Be Happy Than Dignified’ is a Limited Edition Silk screen & Giclee print by contemporary artist Magnus Gjoen.
This piece of art is printed on 308gsm Cotton Rag Archival Paper and finished with 24ct Gold Leaf.
Over her face, Gjoen has scrawled childish clown features in black ink. At once comical and unsettling, ‘I’d Rather be Happy Than Dignified’ is a modern day homage to Duchamp’s Mona Lisa, capturing all the irony and art-world wit, and finished a little of Gjoen’s own style, in the beautifully textured background of gold leaf on lime green.
Magnus Gjoen, former designer for Vivienne Westwood, creates images that are full beauty but also thought provoking. His art explores the interaction between power and fragility, juxtaposing the two states for maximum conceptual effect. Magnus Gjoen’s work blends a range of styles, incorporating a street and pop aesthetic into a fine art approach.
Limited Edition of 25