£230

Artist: Magnus Gjoen

Description: Paperweight, made of glass with exquisite velvet flock on the bottom

Created: 2017

Style: Pop Art

H 4 cm, W 8 cm

Magnus Gjoen uses advanced printing techniques to create a contemporary artwork with a vanitas theme inspired by the Classical Era in Rome. Set against a jet black background, the muted and faded Dei Gratia depicts Venus giving a new set of armour to Aeneas. By portraying a classical image on a skull, the artist creates a juxtaposition on the two but in reference to death, love and mortality.

Made of glass with exquisite velvet flock on the bottom.