Michael Atkin      Printmaker

etcher - block printer - wood engraver




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The lambretta boys

Etching & aquatint

300 x 300 mm

30 + 3 artist's proofs

Hannemuhle Etching Not surface 140Lbs


   This print originated after a

conversation with the son in law of a

gallery owner who had complained that

motorcycles were predominant in

pictures and why didn't artists ever

depict scooters. Being a past scooter

rider (my first form of transport), I

acknowledged his dissappointment. A

recent sketch needed an element to

complete the composition, two advance

riders with another couple further back

down the road. It reminded me of the

breakdowns I encountered as a

lambretta Innocenti rider, three punctures

on one ride.(Not impressed).

1st to go was the rear wheel, changed

the wheel for the spare, managed to find

a garage open on a Sunday and duly

had it fixed. Set off again, 3 miles further

the front tyre punctured, changed the

wheel, then 4 miles from home the back

wheel gave up altogether.

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