'Other Men's Flowers' is a portfolio of text-based prints by fifteen London based artists, conceived and curated by Joshua Compston and published by Charles Booth-Clibborn under his imprint, The Paragon Press. The title is a reference to an anthology of wartime poetry compiled by Field-Marshal Viscount Wavel of the same title. The works responded to the brief of a text piece centering on the process of letterpress printing, providing the artists with a platform to play with words and literary traditions within their own practice.
Staton's print consists of four areas containing text in a combination of upper and lower case and a range of typescripts, making political statements. For example, the centre right of the image has the text 'closed system' in a circle - the formation imitating the nature of the statement. The juxtaposition of text provides an insight into Staton's critiques of consumerism and the play between high and low culture.
- Artwork Details: 61 x 47cm
- Edition: 47/50
- Material description: letterpress
- Credit line: © the artist
- Medium: Print
- Accession number: ACC76/1995