Salaryman

Christmas 2020 - could it get more Ballardian?

Inspired by J.G. Ballard’s years as Ambit’s fiction editor we are delighted to offer a subscriber-only opportunity for you to deck your boughs with Ambit.

A rare, exclusive signed & numbered luscious giclee print, limited to 66 by Stanley Donwood, the artist and printmaker best known for his work with Radiohead. Salaryman is created for us exclusively by the collectible Stanley Donwood who explains: “It’s a very appropriate series for Ambit, as I was originally working on this artwork in, I think, 2006-07. Somehow I had the chance to perhaps meet JG Ballard but I was too intimidated to follow it up. And then, of course, he died. It’s one of my many regrets, I’m afraid. I should have just jumped at the chance! The pictures were begun in a derelict stately home called Tottenham House, near Marlborough in Wiltshire, then continued at a now-gone recording studio in Primrose Hill, then etched on to copper plates and printed in Cambridge. Digitally colourised here in Brighton using screengrabs from 3D computer-simulated environments made in Oxford. Quite a journey.”

Art editor, Olivia Bax on Donwood: “Like a good Ballard prose, Donwood’s print is curious, dystopian and detached. Like a good issue of Ambit, the print is layered, contemporary and eye-popping. What a fabulous opportunity to own a work from such a prominent and original artist.” 

Printed on MINUET 300GSM ARCHIVAL COTTON RAG PAPER, measuring 50 x 62cm, by purchasing Salaryman, only available through Ambit, you will help us continue to offer
ladders into literature and art for so many first published authors, poets and artists.  Many names began and have been published with us: Ralph Steadman, Carol Ann Duffy, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Edwin Brock, Stevie Smith, Peter Porter, Fleur Adcock, William Burroughs, Liz Berry, Emily Berry, Adrian Henri,  Deborah Levy, Eduardo Paolozzi, Sir Peter Blake, David Hockney, Ralph Steadman, Maggi Hambling, Paula Rego, Fiona Curran, Emma Cousin, Anna Barriball, Jonathan Lasker, and Emma Hart.

We are delighted that Stanley Donwood slipped down the Ambit chimney to sign and number each of these wonderful prints. Salaryman is exclusively available to supporters of Ambit. 

£300 includes the signed and numbered print, a copy of Ambit 87 featuring a short story from J.G. Ballard News from the Sun, and a one year UK gift subscription to the magazine. If you are already a subscriber you may gift the subscription to someone else.



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