Gold. Yellow Precious Glittering Gold – Hamlet, Nigel Rolfe
This is a limited edition of 60. Signed and numbered by the artist.
Screenprint & Photo Lithograph
Size: 610 x 480 mm
About the Artist
Nigel Rolfe is a celebrated artist and Professor of Performance at the Royal College of Art.
Born in the Isle of Wight in 1950, Nigel Rolfe lives and works in Dublin, Ireland. He works with many media – video and photography and sound – and for the past thirty years he has made performances throughout Europe, the former Eastern Bloc, North and South America and Japan.
Retrospectives of his work have been held at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, and the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. He has exhibited in the São Paulo, Busan and Gwangju Biennales and shown work in many Art Fairs. His work is represented by galleries in Dublin, Paris and New York. In 2008 he made numerous one person and group exhibitions. There are many articles and publications of his work.
'In his photos stillness is literal; in his performances it is relative. Both show the same fierce condensation of feeling.'
Janet Koplos, Art In America
Nigel Rolfe is recognized as a seminal figure in performance art, in its history and among current world practitioners.
About the Collection
From the collection Folio, created in response to works by Shakespeare by Royal College of Art Printmaking students, staff and invited artists to celebrate the Royal Shakespeare Company’s fiftieth birthday. These prints were originally displayed during a celebrated exhibition by the same name in 2011. The prints reflect the act of performing and making theatre, and how the works of Shakespeare are researched and received by a generation fluent in digital media. All proceeds from sales go towards supporting future students at the Royal College of Art.