Tuesday, 29 March 2011

This week’s cultural highlight was the private view of Journeys of a Randonneur– cycling themed prints by the very talented Andrew Pavitt. Currently showing at London’s pre-eminent cycling cafĂ© Look Mum No Hands! until 3rd April, these linocut prints are both striking and stylish – a cool mix of nostalgia, dynamism and just a hint of Gallic je-ne-sais-quoi. Each print in an edition is subtly different due to Pavitt’s printing technique, which, he told me, involves using a wooden spoon. A framed print of The Fixer will soon be adorning my kitchen wall, safeguarding my red Voyager bicycle from punctures. Touch wood.

And I should say merci to M. Pavitt for introducing me to a new word: randonneur – hiker, rambler; touring cyclist (according to my Oxford Hachette French dictionary).


Saturday, 19 March 2011

49 Old street
London EC1 V9HX

Dunwich dynamo 2010
edition of 20

Image size 172mm x 305mm

Alpine descent 2011
edition of 30

image size 230mm x 305mm

The fixer 2011
edition of 20

Image size 120mm x 180mm

Shadow dancer 2010
edition of 30

Image size 142mm x 310mm

Angel of the mountains 2011
edition of 30

Image size 151mm x 255mm

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Mr mellow vello 2010
edition of 30

Image size 305mm x 230mm