This quality reproduction of Leon Pericles’ etching ‘Storm in a Teacup’ has been produced in strict accordance with the conditions of copyright.
Each giclée facsimile is printed on acid free paper using archival quality inks, with an identifying embossed seal on the lower right-hand corner of the image. They are supplied ready to frame, with an acid free mat board and core-foam backing already fitted for a damage free delivery.
Artwork Size : 17 x 14.5cm (with mat board 26.5 x 21cm)
* The edition is limited to only 500 available for sale
* All etching plates for this artwork have been cancelled
‘Storm in a Teacup’ (1986) is one of Leon Pericles most recognized and beloved etchings. Created in response to the hosting of the America’s Cup in Fremantle; Pericles captured the exciting intensity of the race whilst affectionately satirising the seriousness and pretence surrounding the arrival of the world’s most famous yachting regatta into Western Australia.
The cup in the centre of the etching shows 12m racing yachts surrounded by all the nautical clutter of the Fremantle docks, covered by a manic storm of aeronautical machines vying for access to the event.
A finishing piece of witty ephemera is the inclusion of a Lipton’s teabag label. This is both a reference to the domestically banality of the old saying, and a nod to Sir Thomas Lipton whose persistent efforts to win the race from 1899 made both him and his tea famous across the United States.