In ‘Waiting for a Knight’, Shaike Snir presents a forlorn woman. She, engagement ring in hand, awaits her knight who left without word of when he would return. There is pathos here, as well as a sense of humour. Snir recalls and satirizes the motif of women waiting for men – what will she do while she waits?
‘Waiting for a Knight’ is the counterpart to ‘The Knight’s Farewell’. Together, these prints tell a darkly humorous tale of an absent knight and the engagement, then child he leaves in his wake. Snir does not cast this knight as a hero, but as a perpetually disappointing phantom.
An Israeli-Australian artist and printmaker, Snir is represented at the National Gallery of Australia. He is a master screenprinter and has collaborated with numerous artists. For collectors of figurative prints and those with a wicked sense of humour, ‘Waiting for a Knight’ and its heartbroken sister are striking finds.
Shaike SNIR (1952 - )
'Waiting for a Knight'
screenprint on paper
Image Size: 63 x 49 cm
Dimensions: 76 x 56 cm
Signed: Signed, titled and inscribed AP in pencil in margin below image
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Availability: in stock
Condition:Very Good: Describes a work of art’s image As New, but may show some small signs of surrounding wear. There are no tears to paper margin or disruption to paint surface. Image is in Fine condition.
© The Artist or Assignee
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