Judith Mason archive

In this archive you will find lithographs that Judith Mason has made in collaboration with The Artists' Press. These are prints that were published by The Artists' Press and which have sold out and are no longer available from us.

Work by Judith Mason that is available

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Title: Adam's Halo
Medium: Two colour lithograph with embossing and hand cut holes
Edition size: 35
Paper size: 66 x 50
Date: 2008
Artist's Statement: "Adam's Halo" also addresses the dichotomy within him. A pure white ring of raised circles (embossed in the print) on the left of the image disintegrates, on the right, into random bullet holes. Both halo elements are quietly treated so that the print takes its time to 'develop' in the viewer's mind. Judith Mason, 2008

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Title: Lord of the Bees
Medium: Five colour lithograph
Paper size: 66.5 x 50.5cm
Edition size: 35
Date: 2008
Artist's Statement: "The Lord of the Bees" echoes a construction I made about twenty years ago using the vent from a Victorian bakery and hand-woven mesh. Watching the artist Hardy Botha tend his bees in Daljosafat reminded me of the structure's archaic nature, as if it were a knight in chain-mail. When I re-drew the image it seemed to become both self-protective and lordly. I had previously used this form in a painting titled "Lord of the Moths", and, as I haven't yet tired of the image I made bees buzz around it as negative spaces on a bright yellow field of colour. Judith Mason, 2008

The Muse Lithographs

Artist's Statement: "Hyenas like artists, are scavengers prowling on the edge of society. I love hyenas because of their other-worldly whooping, their ungainliness and their "bad hair" (I share the latter two characteristics). I also regard the animal as a very apt image of the 'id' in opposition to the ego and the super-ego, the monkey on my back.


In the three lithographs I have depicted The Muse by Day as a Hyena in guineafowl's clothing, the spots as disguise or drag to celebrate the gift of mimicry. In the Muse by Night I have concentrated on the animal as far-seeing, seer-like with the coat of spots as shaman's eyes. In Muse Amused I have tried to celebrate a generally despised animal having an existential guffaw".


Judith Mason, 2006

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Title: Muse by Day
Medium: Four colour lithograph
Edition size: 40
Paper size: 55 x 77 cm
Date: 2006

Title: Muse by Night
Medium: Four colour lithograph
Edition size: 40
Paper size: 55 x 77 cm
Date: 2006

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Title: Muse Amused
Medium: Four colour lithograph
Paper size: 65 x 55cm
Edition size: 40
Date : 2006

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Title: Lovers Knot
Medium: Two colour lithograph
Edition size: 35
Paper size: 56 x 76 cm
Date: 1994