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RUSSELL YOUNG WEST

TAGLIALATELLA GALLERIES NEW YORK

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RUSSELL YOUNG

WEST taps into primal instincts and grandiose American dreams. Living and painting on what Young calls the “edge of America,” this body of work looks upon wide open vistas and imagery aimed to expand understandings of freedom, danger, and possibility.

 

The journey towards these vistas begins in the anamorphic widescreens of Western films that Young watched growing up in Northern England. These fantasies eventually led him to America, where he has roamed ever since, unafraid to embody a land full of contradictions.

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In WEST, Young both venerates and pulls apart “Wild West'' mythology to reveal the many prisms that underscore the particularly American need for reinvention even when it sacrifices truth. Young makes no such sacrifice; instead he holds all the things we choose to love and choose to erase in equal measure.

The series features imagery, references, and obsessions of Young’s own world built within the larger framework of the American drama. The spaghetti westerns he watched in his youth, NASCAR racers before they were safely regulated, 70s big wave Hawaiian surf photography, California girls, Hells Angels, nickel plated revolvers, bison, rodeos, the Marlboro Cowboy before he was commercialized into oblivion, Native American chiefs before they, too, were almost driven into oblivion—they all debut in Young’s quest to confront and interrogate the idealization of the American Southwest.

The breadth of this ever-expanding body of work is matched only by Young’s impulse to venture into the deserts and forests and oceans of America, to go as far west as possible.

 

I am rain, horses, whiskey,
murder, chaos, terror, gasoline,
lust, heartbreak, damnation, love, Hollywood, lost, paranoia, horror, violence, redemption, rattlesnakes, sage, desert, raven, rolling thunder, Hells Angel, cowboys, girls,
rustlers, riot, cold wind,
the Pacific and dust and death and God. West.

 

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Warrior Suite, 2018
Acrylic paint and oil based ink hand-pulled screenprint on linen
23 1/2 x 17 1/2 (59.7 x 44.5 cm)
Badlands silver #6 colorway
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Warrior Suite, 2018
Acrylic paint and oil based ink hand-pulled screenprint on linen
23 1/2 x 17 1/2 (59.7 x 44.5 cm)
Badlands silver #6 colorway
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Warrior Suite, 2018
Acrylic paint and oil based ink hand-pulled screenprint on linen
23 1/2 x 17 1/2 (59.7 x 44.5 cm)
Badlands silver #5 colorway
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Warrior Suite, 2018
Acrylic paint and oil based ink hand-pulled screenprint on linen
23 1/2 x 17 1/2 (59.7 x 44.5 cm)
Badlands silver #5 colorway
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Warrior Suite, 2018
Acrylic paint and oil based ink hand-pulled screenprint on linen
23 1/2 x 17 1/2 (59.7 x 44.5 cm)
Badlands silver #4 colorway
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Warrior Suite, 2018
Acrylic paint and oil based ink hand-pulled screenprint on linen
23 1/2 x 17 1/2 (59.7 x 44.5 cm)
Badlands silver #4 colorway
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Warrior Suite, 2018
Acrylic paint and oil based ink hand-pulled screenprint on linen
23 1/2 x 17 1/2 (59.7 x 44.5 cm)
Badlands silver #3 colorway
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Warrior Suite, 2018
Acrylic paint and oil based ink hand-pulled screenprint on linen
23 1/2 x 17 1/2 (59.7 x 44.5 cm)
Badlands silver #3 colorway
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Warrior Suite, 2018
Acrylic paint and oil based ink hand-pulled screenprint on linen
23 1/2 x 17 1/2 (59.7 x 44.5 cm)
Badlands silver #2 colorway
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Warrior Suite, 2018
Acrylic paint and oil based ink hand-pulled screenprint on linen
23 1/2 x 17 1/2 (59.7 x 44.5 cm)
Badlands silver #2 colorway
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Warrior Suite, 2018
Acrylic paint and oil based ink hand-pulled screenprint on linen
23 1/2 x 17 1/2 (59.7 x 44.5 cm)
Badlands silver #1 colorway
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Warrior Suite, 2018
Acrylic paint and oil based ink hand-pulled screenprint on linen
23 1/2 x 17 1/2 (59.7 x 44.5 cm)
Badlands silver #1 colorway
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Unforgiven, 2018
Acrylic paint, oil based ink and enamel hand pulled screenprint on linen
Wild Wild West colorway
55 x 79 in. (139.7 x 200.7 cm)
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Unforgiven, 2018
Acrylic paint, oil based ink and enamel hand pulled screenprint on linen
Wild Wild West colorway
55 x 79 in. (139.7 x 200.7 cm)
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This Land is Your Land, 2018
Acrylic paint, oil based ink and enamel hand pulled screenprint on linen
Thunder red and black colorway
44 x 36 in. (111.8 x 91.4 cm)
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This Land is Your Land, 2018
Acrylic paint, oil based ink and enamel hand pulled screenprint on linen
Thunder red and black colorway
44 x 36 in. (111.8 x 91.4 cm)
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The Wild WIld West, 2018
Acrylic paint, oil based ink and enamel hand pulled screenprint on linen
Coyote red coloway
48 x 71 in. (121.9 x 180.3 cm)
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The Wild WIld West, 2018
Acrylic paint, oil based ink and enamel hand pulled screenprint on linen
Coyote red coloway
48 x 71 in. (121.9 x 180.3 cm)
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The Wild Bunch, 2018
Acrylic paint, oil based ink and enamel hand pulled screenprint on linen
Cody blue colorway
35 x 47 in. (88.9 x 119.4 cm)
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The Wild Bunch, 2018
Acrylic paint, oil based ink and enamel hand pulled screenprint on linen
Cody blue colorway
35 x 47 in. (88.9 x 119.4 cm)
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The Last Ameircan Hero Diptych, 2018
Acrylic paint, oil based ink and enamel hand pulled screenprint on linen
Prairie purple
56 x 51 in. (142.2 x 129.5 cm)
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The Last Ameircan Hero Diptych, 2018
Acrylic paint, oil based ink and enamel hand pulled screenprint on linen
Prairie purple
56 x 51 in. (142.2 x 129.5 cm)
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The Cowboy 6 Repeat, 2018
Acrylic paint, oil based ink and enamel hand pulled screenprint on linen
61 x 59 in. (154.9 x 149.9 cm)
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The Cowboy 6 Repeat, 2018
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61 x 59 in. (154.9 x 149.9 cm)
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The Cowboy, 2018
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Cody blue colorway
29 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. (74.9 x 49.5 cm)
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The Cowboy, 2018
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Cody blue colorway
29 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. (74.9 x 49.5 cm)
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The Cowboy, 2018
Acrylic paint, oil based ink and enamel hand pulled screenprint on linen
Durango red colorway
29 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. (74.9 x 49.5 cm)
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The Cowboy, 2018
Acrylic paint, oil based ink and enamel hand pulled screenprint on linen
Durango red colorway
29 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. (74.9 x 49.5 cm)
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Oasis in the Badlands Cheyenne Chief, 2018
Acrylic, iron, pacific seawater and rain, hand-pulled enamel screenprint on linen
Badlands gold colorway
54 x 72 in. (188 x 137.2 cm)
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Oasis in the Badlands Cheyenne Chief, 2018
Acrylic, iron, pacific seawater and rain, hand-pulled enamel screenprint on linen
Badlands gold colorway
54 x 72 in. (188 x 137.2 cm)
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Knockin on Heavens Door, 2018
Acrylic paint, oil based ink and enamel hand pulled screenprint on linen
74 x 54 in. (188 x 137.2 cm)
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Knockin on Heavens Door, 2018
Acrylic paint, oil based ink and enamel hand pulled screenprint on linen
74 x 54 in. (188 x 137.2 cm)
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Knockin on Heavens Door, 2018
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74 x 54 in. (188 x 137.2 cm)
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Knockin on Heavens Door, 2018
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74 x 54 in. (188 x 137.2 cm)
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I Fought the Law, 2018
Acrylic paint, oil based ink and enamel hand pulled screenprint on linen
29 x 29 in. (73.7 x 73.7 cm)
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I Fought the Law, 2018
Acrylic paint, oil based ink and enamel hand pulled screenprint on linen
29 x 29 in. (73.7 x 73.7 cm)
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Hupa Califonia Indian Standing in River, 2018
Hand pulled graphite and oil based ink on linen
Graphite and white colorway
55 x 41 in. (139.7 x 104.1 cm)
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Hupa Califonia Indian Standing in River, 2018
Hand pulled graphite and oil based ink on linen
Graphite and white colorway
55 x 41 in. (139.7 x 104.1 cm)
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Hells Angels, 1965 California, 2018
Acrylic paint, oil based ink and enamel hand pulled screenprint on linen
Berdoo silver colorway
72 x 118 in. (182.9 x 299.7 cm)
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Hells Angels, 1965 California, 2018
Acrylic paint, oil based ink and enamel hand pulled screenprint on linen
Berdoo silver colorway
72 x 118 in. (182.9 x 299.7 cm)
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Eagle Warrior, 2018
Acrylic paint, oil based ink and enamel hand pulled screenprint on linen
Rainbow Bridge #2 colorway
74 x 54 in. (188 x 137.2 cm)
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Eagle Warrior, 2018
Acrylic paint, oil based ink and enamel hand pulled screenprint on linen
Rainbow Bridge #2 colorway
74 x 54 in. (188 x 137.2 cm)
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Bear Warrior, 2018
Hand pulled acrylic paint, iron, enamel, pacific seawater and rain on linen
Iron and gold colorway
71 x 53 in. (180.3 x 134.6 cm)
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Bear Warrior, 2018
Hand pulled acrylic paint, iron, enamel, pacific seawater and rain on linen
Iron and gold colorway
71 x 53 in. (180.3 x 134.6 cm)
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Warrior Suite, 2018
Acrylic paint and oil based ink hand-pulled screenprint on linen
23 1/2 x 17 1/2 (59.7 x 44.5 cm)
Badlands silver #6 colorway
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Warrior Suite, 2018
Acrylic paint and oil based ink hand-pulled screenprint on linen
23 1/2 x 17 1/2 (59.7 x 44.5 cm)
Badlands silver #6 colorway
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Warrior Suite, 2018
Acrylic paint and oil based ink hand-pulled screenprint on linen
23 1/2 x 17 1/2 (59.7 x 44.5 cm)
Badlands silver #5 colorway
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Warrior Suite, 2018
Acrylic paint and oil based ink hand-pulled screenprint on linen
23 1/2 x 17 1/2 (59.7 x 44.5 cm)
Badlands silver #5 colorway
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Warrior Suite, 2018
Acrylic paint and oil based ink hand-pulled screenprint on linen
23 1/2 x 17 1/2 (59.7 x 44.5 cm)
Badlands silver #4 colorway
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Warrior Suite, 2018
Acrylic paint and oil based ink hand-pulled screenprint on linen
23 1/2 x 17 1/2 (59.7 x 44.5 cm)
Badlands silver #4 colorway
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Warrior Suite, 2018
Acrylic paint and oil based ink hand-pulled screenprint on linen
23 1/2 x 17 1/2 (59.7 x 44.5 cm)
Badlands silver #3 colorway
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Warrior Suite, 2018
Acrylic paint and oil based ink hand-pulled screenprint on linen
23 1/2 x 17 1/2 (59.7 x 44.5 cm)
Badlands silver #3 colorway
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1 of 1

Warrior Suite, 2018
Acrylic paint and oil based ink hand-pulled screenprint on linen
23 1/2 x 17 1/2 (59.7 x 44.5 cm)
Badlands silver #2 colorway
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Warrior Suite, 2018
Acrylic paint and oil based ink hand-pulled screenprint on linen
23 1/2 x 17 1/2 (59.7 x 44.5 cm)
Badlands silver #2 colorway
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Warrior Suite, 2018
Acrylic paint and oil based ink hand-pulled screenprint on linen
23 1/2 x 17 1/2 (59.7 x 44.5 cm)
Badlands silver #1 colorway
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1 of 1

Warrior Suite, 2018
Acrylic paint and oil based ink hand-pulled screenprint on linen
23 1/2 x 17 1/2 (59.7 x 44.5 cm)
Badlands silver #1 colorway
Signed
1 of 1

Unforgiven, 2018
Acrylic paint, oil based ink and enamel hand pulled screenprint on linen
Wild Wild West colorway
55 x 79 in. (139.7 x 200.7 cm)
Signed
1 of 1

Unforgiven, 2018
Acrylic paint, oil based ink and enamel hand pulled screenprint on linen
Wild Wild West colorway
55 x 79 in. (139.7 x 200.7 cm)
Signed
1 of 1

This Land is Your Land, 2018
Acrylic paint, oil based ink and enamel hand pulled screenprint on linen
Thunder red and black colorway
44 x 36 in. (111.8 x 91.4 cm)
Signed
1 of 1

This Land is Your Land, 2018
Acrylic paint, oil based ink and enamel hand pulled screenprint on linen
Thunder red and black colorway
44 x 36 in. (111.8 x 91.4 cm)
Signed
1 of 1

The Wild WIld West, 2018
Acrylic paint, oil based ink and enamel hand pulled screenprint on linen
Coyote red coloway
48 x 71 in. (121.9 x 180.3 cm)
Signed
1 of 1

The Wild WIld West, 2018
Acrylic paint, oil based ink and enamel hand pulled screenprint on linen
Coyote red coloway
48 x 71 in. (121.9 x 180.3 cm)
Signed
1 of 1

The Wild Bunch, 2018
Acrylic paint, oil based ink and enamel hand pulled screenprint on linen
Cody blue colorway
35 x 47 in. (88.9 x 119.4 cm)
Signed
1 of 1

The Wild Bunch, 2018
Acrylic paint, oil based ink and enamel hand pulled screenprint on linen
Cody blue colorway
35 x 47 in. (88.9 x 119.4 cm)
Signed
1 of 1

The Last Ameircan Hero Diptych, 2018
Acrylic paint, oil based ink and enamel hand pulled screenprint on linen
Prairie purple
56 x 51 in. (142.2 x 129.5 cm)
Signed
1 of 1

The Last Ameircan Hero Diptych, 2018
Acrylic paint, oil based ink and enamel hand pulled screenprint on linen
Prairie purple
56 x 51 in. (142.2 x 129.5 cm)
Signed
1 of 1

The Cowboy 6 Repeat, 2018
Acrylic paint, oil based ink and enamel hand pulled screenprint on linen
61 x 59 in. (154.9 x 149.9 cm)
Signed
1 of 1

The Cowboy 6 Repeat, 2018
Acrylic paint, oil based ink and enamel hand pulled screenprint on linen
61 x 59 in. (154.9 x 149.9 cm)
Signed
1 of 1

The Cowboy, 2018
Acrylic paint, oil based ink and enamel hand pulled screenprint on linen
Cody blue colorway
29 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. (74.9 x 49.5 cm)
Signed
1 of 1

The Cowboy, 2018
Acrylic paint, oil based ink and enamel hand pulled screenprint on linen
Cody blue colorway
29 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. (74.9 x 49.5 cm)
Signed
1 of 1

The Cowboy, 2018
Acrylic paint, oil based ink and enamel hand pulled screenprint on linen
Durango red colorway
29 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. (74.9 x 49.5 cm)
Signed
1 of 1

The Cowboy, 2018
Acrylic paint, oil based ink and enamel hand pulled screenprint on linen
Durango red colorway
29 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. (74.9 x 49.5 cm)
Signed
1 of 1

Oasis in the Badlands Cheyenne Chief, 2018
Acrylic, iron, pacific seawater and rain, hand-pulled enamel screenprint on linen
Badlands gold colorway
54 x 72 in. (188 x 137.2 cm)
Signed
1 of 1

Oasis in the Badlands Cheyenne Chief, 2018
Acrylic, iron, pacific seawater and rain, hand-pulled enamel screenprint on linen
Badlands gold colorway
54 x 72 in. (188 x 137.2 cm)
Signed
1 of 1

Knockin on Heavens Door, 2018
Acrylic paint, oil based ink and enamel hand pulled screenprint on linen
74 x 54 in. (188 x 137.2 cm)
Signed
1 of 1

Knockin on Heavens Door, 2018
Acrylic paint, oil based ink and enamel hand pulled screenprint on linen
74 x 54 in. (188 x 137.2 cm)
Signed
1 of 1

Knockin on Heavens Door, 2018
Acrylic paint, oil based ink and enamel hand pulled screenprint on linen
74 x 54 in. (188 x 137.2 cm)
Signed
1 of 1

Knockin on Heavens Door, 2018
Acrylic paint, oil based ink and enamel hand pulled screenprint on linen
74 x 54 in. (188 x 137.2 cm)
Signed
1 of 1

I Fought the Law, 2018
Acrylic paint, oil based ink and enamel hand pulled screenprint on linen
29 x 29 in. (73.7 x 73.7 cm)
Signed
1 of 1

I Fought the Law, 2018
Acrylic paint, oil based ink and enamel hand pulled screenprint on linen
29 x 29 in. (73.7 x 73.7 cm)
Signed
1 of 1

Hupa Califonia Indian Standing in River, 2018
Hand pulled graphite and oil based ink on linen
Graphite and white colorway
55 x 41 in. (139.7 x 104.1 cm)
Signed
1 of 1

Hupa Califonia Indian Standing in River, 2018
Hand pulled graphite and oil based ink on linen
Graphite and white colorway
55 x 41 in. (139.7 x 104.1 cm)
Signed
1 of 1

Hells Angels, 1965 California, 2018
Acrylic paint, oil based ink and enamel hand pulled screenprint on linen
Berdoo silver colorway
72 x 118 in. (182.9 x 299.7 cm)
Signed
1 of 1

Hells Angels, 1965 California, 2018
Acrylic paint, oil based ink and enamel hand pulled screenprint on linen
Berdoo silver colorway
72 x 118 in. (182.9 x 299.7 cm)
Signed
1 of 1

Eagle Warrior, 2018
Acrylic paint, oil based ink and enamel hand pulled screenprint on linen
Rainbow Bridge #2 colorway
74 x 54 in. (188 x 137.2 cm)
Signed
1 of 1

Eagle Warrior, 2018
Acrylic paint, oil based ink and enamel hand pulled screenprint on linen
Rainbow Bridge #2 colorway
74 x 54 in. (188 x 137.2 cm)
Signed
1 of 1

Bear Warrior, 2018
Hand pulled acrylic paint, iron, enamel, pacific seawater and rain on linen
Iron and gold colorway
71 x 53 in. (180.3 x 134.6 cm)
Signed
1 of 1

Bear Warrior, 2018
Hand pulled acrylic paint, iron, enamel, pacific seawater and rain on linen
Iron and gold colorway
71 x 53 in. (180.3 x 134.6 cm)
Signed
1 of 1