Gary Hume Tote Bag
Have your very own limited edition Tote Bag made from recycled Royal Parks deckchair canvases. Our stunning Tote Bags are perfect for whisking to the shops, carrying your books and papers, or wandering with your picnic to the Park!
The Totes have been lovingly handmade in Somerset by expert craftsmen under the Bill Amberg name. The long, strong, leather handles are pit-tanned in one of the last remaining pit tanneries in the UK and end in brass and leather-trimmed rings. Your bag may show reflections of its former life outdoors in the Parks – which is, of course, all part of its charm!
The painter Gary Hume, born in 1962, was one of the generation of British artists who graduated from Goldsmiths College, London and came to prominence in the early 1990s.
He first received critical acclaim with a body of work known as the ‘door’ paintings. These minimal and abstract works developed in the early 1990s into a more fluid and lyrical way of painting. Whilst retaining the surface quality and the flat economic language, his subject matter broadened to incorporate images from popular culture, making portraits of celebrity figures such as Tony Blackburn, Kate Moss and Patsy Kensit.
Internationally recognised in both Europe and America, Hume has exhibited extensively around the world. In 1996, he was nominated for the Turner Prize. In 1999 he represented Britain at the Venice Biennale and has also had solo exhibitions at the Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, the Whitechapel Gallery, London, and Fundació “La Caixa”, Barcelona.
Dimensions: approx 42 x 42cm, with gusseted base for expansion (each bag will vary slightly)
Shoulder straps: approx 30cm long, they sit comfortably over the shoulder