Julian Simmons: The HOOLIGAN Series

15 January - 7 February 2015

"The thing about Julian is that he sees things in greater detail than anyone else I know.  Good for us that he's also on a mission to show us how he does see it.  How to see.  For me especially, as we're working so closely together.  These pictures are from our project in Mexico, TITTIPUSSIDAD.The muse of HOOLIAN is Julian.  He's a Star-man with a pair of binoculars."- Sarah Lucas

 

Paul Stolper is proud to present the HOOLIAN series of prints by Julian Simmons, each in an edition of 6, together with a large wallpaper piece.  All of the prints are illustrated in TITTIPUSSIDAD, the book designed by Simmons which documents his and Lucas’ seminal trip to Mexico in 2012, and which culminated in her exhibition at the Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli.

 

Beautiful in their own right, Simmons' prints are also rich ‘portraits’ of Lucas’ sculptures, charting their genesis to the finished work, and as such act as the photographic counterpoint to Lucas’ practice.  Following in the tradition of Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith, the prints inform the sculpture as much as the sculptures inform the prints.