NOWhere Limited is pleased to announce the release of a new, signed and numbered print edition by Aaron Johnson: Now We Hunt Hippopotamus.

Now We Hunt Hippopotamus - print by Aaron Johnson

Now We Hunt Hippopotamus, Aaron Johnson, archival pigment print on acid-free paper, 17 x 21 inches, signed and numbered edition of 30, 2011. Available here starting Wednesday at 2pm EST.

Originally realized as a reverse-painted, acrylic-polymer-peel painting Aaron Johnson’s fantastic image Now We Hunt Hippopotamus is now available as a limited edition archival pigment print on acid-free paper. Beginning this Wednesday, it can be purchased exclusively through NOWhere Limited for $80 USD per print + shipping.

See below for more information.
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According to the artist:

“Now We Hunt Hippopotamus is a convergence of disparate influences, specifically including The Hippopotamus Hunt by Rubens (one of my favorite paintings by one of my favorite painters), Indian firecracker graphics (which I discovered traveling in India in 2005, a trip that completely exploded my color palette), and the David Lynch film Wild at Heart (the title of this piece comes from torrid moment when Isabella Rossellini stares down the barrel of her pistol pointed at the camera shouting ‘Now We Hunt Buffalo!’) I liked the idea of telling a humanity versus nature story in which the human element is represented by miniature severed heads, clearly overwhelmed by the behemoth brute force of the animals raging around the composition.”

Aaron Johnson signing the edition at his Brooklyn studio.
Pictured above: Aaron Johnson signs the edition at his Brooklyn studio.

Each print in this extremely small edition of 30 pieces has been signed and numbered by the artist. The print, including border, measures approximately 17 x 21 inches. The paper is a 300 gsm thick, acid and lignin free 100% cotton rag.

Visit this page beginning Wednesday, November 16th at 2pm Eastern Time to purchase your signed and numbered piece.

In addition to the edition of 30, we also have available a very small number of Artist’s Proofs. This AP version is limited to only 6 signed and numbered prints and its price is set at $300.

Aaron Johnson is a painter based in Brooklyn. His reverse-painted acrylic-polymer-peel paintings inhabit the realms between the erotic-catastrophic/ecstatic-psychotic/comic-tragic, fusing diverse painting vocabularies into his own distinctive breed of Americana-grotesque, all rendered obsessively with tender brutality. Roberta Smith in The New York Times describes his works as “visceral, beautiful and flamboyantly timely, which is saying a lot.” Johnson received his MFA from Hunter College, NY in 2005. His work has been exhibited internationally at such venues as Stux Gallery, New York; Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, NY; Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen; Gallery Brandstrup, Oslo; The Running Horse Contemporary Art Space, Beirut; and Kunsthalle Exnergrasse (Vienna). Johnson’s exhibitions have been reviewed in many publications including Modern Painters, Art News, Beautiful Decay, Kunst International, The Village Voice, and The New York Times. In 2007 he was awarded a Space Program grant from The Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation, and is MacDowell Colony Fellow for 2012. His work is in the permanent collections of The Weisman Foundation and The Museum of Modern Art.

For more information about Aaron Johnson, please consult his website at: http://AaronJohnsonArt.com