Wardell Milan’s large-scale prints are complex, multi-layered compositions that combine a myriad of etching techniques with linocuts and woodcuts. They depict human bodies immersed in arcadian landscapes, which were drawn on copper plates with etching needles, brushes and acid, interspersed with silvery blossoms which were printed from woodblocks and linoleum. They offer an almost utopian counterproposal to Wardell Milan’s previous etchings, which referred to the political and social reality of the United States with explicit and at times brutal honesty.

For all their serenity, the etchings still present the human body as fundamentally political: his protagonists interact not through words, but through body language and touch; they seem removed from societal power struggles, but they still negotiate social relationships through sexual and spiritual intimacy.

Milan carefully planned and executed the individual pictorial elements with copper, wood, and linoleum. However, he deliberately delayed decisions regarding the overall compositions until the individual printing plates were assembled for proofing. He thus combines the signature technical precision of his work on copper plates with the intuitive feel for the construction of multi-layered pictorial spaces, which he developed through his practice in the medium of collage.

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Wardell Milan

Giovanni and his erotic spirits, 2024

8.500

(incl. 25% Danish VAT €1.700)

Print technique
Burnishing Line etching Soap ground aquatint Soft ground etching Spit bite aquatint Sugar lift aquatint Water bite aquatint Woodcut on Hahnemühle Bütten 350g
Paper size 116.5 x 144 cm – Plate size 99 x 126.5 cm
Edition
Edition of 16
Printer
Printed by Thomas Jennions
Publisher
Published by BORCH Editions
Signed by:
Signed and numbered by the artist
Registration no
ID: WaM 24 001-1

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Wardell Milan

Lovers, taking in the air, 2023

8.500

(incl. 25% Danish VAT €1.700)

Print technique
Aquatint Burnishing Drypoint Line etching Open bite Soft ground etching Spit bite aquatint Water bite aquatint on Hahnemühle Bütten 350g
Paper size 144 x 116.5 cm – Plate size 126 x 99 cm
Edition
Edition of 16
Printer
Printed by Mette Ulstrup, Thomas Castenschiold Dehlholm, Thomas Jennions
Publisher
Published by BORCH Editions
Signed by:
Signed and numbered by the artist
Registration no
ID: WaM 23 001-1

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Wardell Milan

He darts his tongue out of his tingling lips, 2023

8.500

(incl. 25% Danish VAT €1.700)

Print technique
Aquatint Burnishing Drypoint Line etching Linocut Soft ground etching Spit bite aquatint Water bite aquatint Woodcut on Hahnemühle Bütten 350g
Paper size 116.5 x 144 cm – Plate size 99 x 126 cm
Edition
Edition of 16
Printer
Printed by Mette Ulstrup, Thomas Castenschiold Dehlholm, Thomas Jennions
Publisher
Published by BORCH Editions
Signed by:
Signed and numbered by the artist
Registration no
ID: WaM 23 002-1

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Wardell Milan

He darts his tongue out of his tingling lips, 2023

8.500

(incl. 25% Danish VAT €1.700)

Print technique
Aquatint Burnishing Drypoint Line etching Linocut Soft ground etching Spit bite aquatint Water bite aquatint Woodcut on Hahnemühle Bütten 350g
Paper size 116.5 x 144 cm – Plate size 99 x 126 cm
Edition
Edition of 16
Printer
Printed by Mette Ulstrup, Thomas Castenschiold Dehlholm, Thomas Jennions
Publisher
Published by BORCH Editions
Signed by:
Signed and numbered by the artist
Registration no
ID: WaM 23 002-1

Have further questions? Ask a specialist or visit our Terms & Conditions.

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