Museums Home BMAGiC Home Search Browse BMAGiC Help About BMAGiC Contact Us

Screenprint - SUNgleam

View main imageView larger image
©Peter Phillips

There are no additional images for this object.

Basic Information

Accession Number:1998P83.7
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1968 - 1968

Maker Information

Artist:Peter Phillips - View biography for Peter Phillips
Printer:Kelpra Studio - View history
Printmaker:Chris Prater - View biography for Chris Prater
Publisher:Editions Bischofburger - View history


Born in Birmingham, Phillips was a student at the Royal College of Art with David Hockney and Allen Jones. He began to use airbrush in his paintings to imitate the immaculate tone-work of commercial illustrations. With the help of Chris Prater at the Kelpra Press he experimented with screen-printing which proved to be the ideal medium for his work.

Pneumatics celebrates the power and styling of modern engine and automobile design using images from Hot Rod Yearbook, Playboy and Scientific American. They are icons of consumerism and car worship.

He said:

'I don't want to be a machine like Warhol, but I love the idea of using one.'

Purchased with assistance from the MGC/VandA Purchase Grant Fund and the Friends of Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery,1998.

Further Information

Production Period:20th century
School/Style:Pop Art
Medium:Colour photo screenprint with justification page, printed on to a Crawley board, laminated.


Height:618 mm
Width:955 mm