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Limited Edition Prints


THE NEWS PRESSED Kate Lewis A year of flowers, a year of news

Limited Edition Prints

RAILINGS GALLERY LONDON 5 New Cavendish Street London W1G 8UT 020 7935 1114 info@railings-gallery.com


This catalogue features images & details of limited edition prints of Kate Lewis’ collages.

Created over the course of a year, Kate Lewis’ meticulous collages reconfigure newspaper cuttings into beautiful botanical illustrations. Responding to the most prevalent news stories of the day, from the comic to the tragic, these floral images make permanent a fleeting, disposable news cycle that often moves too fast for us to process. The resulting works retreat from the maelstrom of online media and, in the face of fake news and alternative facts, return to nature in full bloom.

The original collages were exhibited at Railings Gallery in 2019. Most of the original

collages are now sold but Kate has created some new pieces. Contact us for more details.

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There may be more beautiful times—but this one is ours. —Jean-Paul Sartre “This all started when I could not take any more news. I was going about my daily domestic life: walking the dog, doing a food shop, watching the seasons change while bombs are going off and disasters are happening that I have no relation to, control over, or complete understanding of.” Kate Lewis has always spoken the language of design. Since completing her master’s degree at the Royal College of Art in 1999, she has been transforming textiles into textured, multi-dimensional, manipulated fabrics that have been featured in the collections of design houses such as Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein, Chanel, among others; but it was the onslaught of television news, while on a business trip to the US, that inspired this latest project to blossom. Borne out of the resulting anxiety, Kate found herself—quite literally—dissecting the news; going back to basics with scissors, newspaper, and glue as a way of processing the state of world affairs. What began as a calming act of low-tech creativity has resulted is a beautifully multi-layered and subconscious fusion of nature, current events, design and media. The flower, a fleeting beauty, signifies places and seasons. They are present for all of our major life events: births, deaths, weddings, birthdays. They serve as symbols through history. They are balm, they are bane. Without flowers, there would be no fruit. At first glance, you see a beautiful image of a flower, but upon closer examination the story emerge; fragmented pieces of history, staccato words, a familiar font, a sly bit of irony, the symbolism of the bloom: A cherry blossom beginning to bud, the explosive start to spring in London, tells the story of the bombings in Syria. The wispy greenbell of summer, inspired by the Guardian’s coverage of the Windrush scandal, conveys the ship that brought many of that generation to the UK in the 40’s as well as the earlier slaves ships. The incurve chrysanthemum of autumn, symbolizing death, tells the Times’ story of the Jamal Khashoggi murder in the Saudi embassy. The bright red winter berries of the ilex, taken from The Sun’s story of the parrot that fell in love with an Amazon Alexa. A year of flowers, a year of news. Sloane Warren


Limited Edition Prints

Printed on museum quality cotton rag paper, Kate Lewis 'archival pigment prints are limited to an edition of 20 for the main collection and an edition of just 10 for the four, larger format Seasons editions. Each print is numbered and signed by the artist in pencil . Available to order individually or in specially priced Sets of three, six, nine or twelve prints, with matching edition numbers subject to availability. Conceived to hang in multiples, Kate’s editions give a nod to the traditional display styling of Victorian botanical etchings. Suggestions of various combinations and arrangements are featured towards the end of this catalogue. Subject to availability, any combination of prints may be ordered at the special set prices. For information about framing options, please see the information at the back of this catalogue or contact the gallery directly on 020 7935 1114. These limited edition prints have been published as part of a fund-raising initiative in support of Artists in Residence, a charity promoting the importance of art in education and inspiring young people to pursue careers in the Arts, by giving schools unparalleled access to time with leading artists. £5.00 from the sale of each print will be donated to the charity. For more information, visit: www.artistsinresidence.org.uk


Kate Lewis Cherry Blossom Bud

Archival Pigment print on cotton rag paper 420 x 297 mm Edition of 20 Signed and numbered ÂŁ300 Unframed

From The Sunday Telegraph, April 15th 2018, when the UK, US and France launched over 100 missiles against what they say were Syrian chemical weapons facilities in response to a chemical weapons attack in a Damascus suburb a week before

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Kate Lewis Cherry Blossom

Archival Pigment print on cotton rag paper 420 x 297 mm Edition of 20 Signed and numbered ÂŁ300 Unframed

From the Financial Times, April 23rd 2018, and the Guardian, telling the news of Prince Louis’ birth, the murder of 9 pedestrians in Toronto, the Iran Nuclear deal and the Windrush scandal

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Kate Lewis Blue Bell Archival Pigment print on cotton rag paper 420 x 297 mm Edition of 20 Signed and numbered ÂŁ300 Unframed

From The Daily Star, April 29th 2018, telling the story of how the Department of Counter Terrorism held a wedding rehearsal for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with actors standing in for the couple

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Kate Lewis Dandelion Archival Pigment print on cotton rag paper 420 x 297 mm Edition of 20 Signed and numbered £300 Unframed

From The Sun’s stories for the day, April 26th 2018, including a headline that reads ‘Michael Caine shouldn’t get any stick for walking with a cain”

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Kate Lewis Sweet Pea Archival Pigment print on cotton rag paper 420 x 297 mm Edition of 20 Signed and numbered ÂŁ300 Unframed

Telling the Telegraph’s story, May 15th 2018, of the US embassy move to Jerusalem

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Kate Lewis Peony Archival Pigment print on cotton rag paper 420 x 297 mm Edition of 20 Signed and numbered £300 each Unframed

From the Telegraph’s notices page, May 15th 2018, featuring the day’s obituaries, birthdays and palace events

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Kate Lewis Greenbell Archival Pigment print on cotton rag paper 420 x 297 mm Edition of 20 Signed and numbered ÂŁ300 Unframed

From the Guardian, June 22nd 2018, telling one man’s Windrush story

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Kate Lewis Hydrangea Archival Pigment print on cotton rag paper 420 x 297 mm Edition of 20 Signed and numbered ÂŁ300 Unframed

From the Guardian, June 24th 2018, telling the story of 100,000 people taking to the streets of London to protest Brexit

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Kate Lewis Sweet William Archival Pigment print on cotton rag paper 420 x 297 mm Edition of 20 Signed and numbered ÂŁ300 Unframed

From The Telegraph, May 21st, 2018 telling Judith Woods’ story of the Royal Wedding

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Kate Lewis Iris Archival Pigment print on cotton rag paper 420 x 297 mm Edition of 20 Signed and numbered ÂŁ300 Unframed

From Le Monde, July 16th 2018, telling the story of France winning the World Cup

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Kate Lewis Chrysanthemum Archival Pigment print on cotton rag paper 420 x 297 mm Edition of 20 Signed and numbered ÂŁ300 Unframed

From The Times, October 24th 2018, telling the story of the assassination of Saudi dissident and journalist for The Washington Post Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Instanbul, Turkey

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Kate Lewis Rosehip Archival Pigment print on cotton rag paper 420 x 297 mm Edition of 20 Signed and numbered ÂŁ300 Unframed

From the Sunday Times, September 30th 2018, telling the story of when Maria Gallagher and Ana Maris Archilia confronted Republican Jeff Flake in a lift on the way to the committee weekend, sharing their own stories of sexual assault and protesting against having Brett Kavanaugh confirmed to the Supreme Court.

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Kate Lewis Bramble Archival Pigment print on cotton rag paper 420 x 297 mm Edition of 20 Signed and numbered ÂŁ300 Unframed

From The Guardian, November 2nd 2018, telling the story of the migrant caravan of people travelling through South America to the US

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Kate Lewis Dock Leaf Archival Pigment print on cotton rag paper 420 x 297 mm Edition of 20 Signed and numbered ÂŁ300 Unframed

From Le Journal du Dimanche, November 25th 2018, telling the story of Gilets Jaunes protests in Paris and Montpellier where the Gilets Jaunes protesters made a guard of honour for women marching on the same day to protest violence

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Kate Lewis Fern Archival Pigment print on cotton rag paper 420 x 297 mm Edition of 20 Signed and numbered ÂŁ300 Unframed

From the Financial Times, December 8th & 9th 2018, telling the story of Paris in lockdown for another weekend of protests from the Gilets Jaunes against President Macron and his policies

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Kate Lewis Stinging Nettle Archival Pigment print on cotton rag paper 420 x 297 mm Edition of 20 Signed and numbered £300 Unframed

From The Telegraph, December 13th 2018, reporting on Brexit with the headline ‘A vote to remain but when will she leave?’

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Kate Lewis Ilex Archival Pigment print on cotton rag paper 420 x 297 mm Edition of 20 Signed and numbered £300 Unframed

From the Sun, December 14th 2018, telling the story of an African Grey Parrot who has fallen in love with Amazon’s Alexa. He chats away to her all day, ordering among other things strawberries and watermelon and asking her to play his favourite band – Kings of Leon

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Kate Lewis Bougainvillea Archival Pigment print on cotton rag paper 420 x 297 mm Edition of 20 Signed and numbered ÂŁ300 Unframed

From the LA Times, December 20th 2018, telling the story of Trump’s pair of tweets about the withdrawal of US Troops and intentions to build a border wall

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Kate Lewis Snowdrop Archival Pigment print on cotton rag paper 420 x 297 mm Edition of 20 Signed and numbered ÂŁ300 Unframed

From The Guardian, February 16th 2019, telling the story of school children making history protesting climate change

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Kate Lewis Broom Archival Pigment print on cotton rag paper 420 x 297 mm Edition of 20 Signed and numbered ÂŁ300 Unframed

From the Daily Mail, March 5th 2019, telling the story of the 27 under-19 year olds who have been murdered in the last 12 months by knife crime in the UK

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Kate Lewis Hellebore Archival Pigment print on cotton rag paper 420 x 297 mm Edition of 20 Signed and numbered ÂŁ300 Unframed

From The Times, March 15th 2019, telling the story of the Christchurch mosque shootings. Two consecutive terrorist attacks at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, during Friday prayer

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Kate Lewis A Camelia for Karl Archival Pigment print on cotton rag paper 420 x 297 mm Edition of 20 Signed and numbered ÂŁ300 Unframed

From Le Monde’s tribute to Karl Lagerfeld, 21st February 2019

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Kate Lewis Rose Archival Pigment print on cotton rag paper 420 x 297 mm Edition of 20 Signed and numbered ÂŁ300 Unframed

America ablaze, In remembrance for George Floyd, collaged from The Guardian Newspaper 30th May 2020, and the Financial Times 3rd June 2020.

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Kate Lewis Allium Archival Pigment print on cotton rag paper 420 x 297 mm Edition of 20 Signed and numbered £300 Unframed

An Allium for Beirut. Collaged from the Sunday Times August 8th 2020. Headline reads Beirut howls for revolution amid carnage. “This is the final battle, they have to go, all of them.”

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The Four Seasons


Kate Lewis Spring 19 Archival Pigment print on cotton rag paper 730 x 730 mm Edition of 10 Signed and numbered £600 Unframed

Inspired by 17th Century Memento Mori paintings, this piece incorporates a diverse range of news stories: the D-Day commemorations and President Trump’s State Visit, the return of Love Island, the revolution in the Sudan and the killing of protestors, Liverpool’s Champions’ League win, the death of M&S Percy Pigs, the record number of cygnets born on Hampstead Heath this year, the terrorist attack in Sri Lanka, Theresa May’s resignation, the fire at Notre Dame, the Strictly romance, the Royal Baby, Greta Thunberg's school holiday tour around Europe for Climate change, Venezuela, and Rhianna’s launch of a new label with LVMH.

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Kate Lewis Summer 19 Archival Pigment print on cotton rag paper 730 x 730 mm Edition of 10 Signed and numbered £600 Unframed Inspired by 17th Century Memento Mori paintings, this piece incorporates a diverse range of news stories: The global protest for climate change, when kids all over the world took to the streets and David Attenborough took to the stage at Glastonbury. Also at Glastonbury, Stormzy made history being the first black British male to headline. The Revd. Rose Hudson-Wilkin became the first black female Bishop. Boris Johnson’s first day as Prime Minister. The death of Robert Mugabe. Remembrance for the 150 migrants who died off Libya's coast trying to reach Europe, for the victims of the El Paso and Dayton shootings in the US, and for the casualties of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. Europe’s heatwave and the Amazon’s fires. 50 years ago—Woodstock, the first man on the moon and the Sun newspaper was launched. Meanwhile, sheep grazed on Hampstead Heath for the first time in 60 years and wildflowers turned the A630 into a bee road.

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Kate Lewis Autumn 19 Archival Pigment print on cotton rag paper 730 x 730 mm Edition of 10 Signed and numbered £600 Unframed Inspired by 17th Century Memento Mori paintings, this piece incorporates a diverse range of news stories: In remembrance of the victims of the Albanian earthquake, the lives lost in the New Zealand volcano, and the 39 migrants found frozen to death in the back of a lorry in Essex. Deadly typhoon Hagibis hits Japan, Australian bushfires endanger the koala population. Tributes to broadcaster Clive James and photographer Terry O’Neill and to Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones, who were killed in the London Bridge terrorist attack. India protests violence against women, France protests pension reforms. Hong Kong's protests escalate when a protestor is shot. Greta Thunberg is named Time magazine's Person of the Year. Prince Andrew steps down, Boris Johnson is elected with a majority, and Donald Trump is impeached. Astronauts make history with the first female spacewalk. Bubbles, the world's oldest donkey, turns 60 with carrots and cake.

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Kate Lewis Winter 19/20 Archival Pigment print on cotton rag paper 730 x 730 mm Edition of 10 Signed and numbered £600 Unframed Inspired by 17th Century Memento Mori paintings, this piece incorporates a diverse range of news stories: The assassination of Qasem Sulimani. India riots against the citizenship act. Dozens die as a second avalanche in eastern Turkey hits rescue workers. Germany mourns as 9 killed in far-right racist shooting in Hanau. The Palace event is the "Mexit bombshell”- Meg and Harry quit royal life. Obituaries are for basketball player Kobe Bryant, Python Terry Jones, actor Kirk Douglas and reality show presenter Caroline Flack. 75 Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Covid-19 spreads right across the piece with first mentions of it as a Sars like virus in China on 4th Jan (page 40 of The Times); China locking down, first UK deaths. Italy being the first European country to lock down, the financial markets plunging to their lowest since 1987, The World Health Organisation declaring Covid-19 a Global Heath Emergency March 11th while Trump plays it down saying “it will just go away".

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Limited Edition Prints

The following pages show suggested combinations for the presentation of Kate Lewi’s Limited edition prints in Sets of three, six, nine or twelve.

The Sets are specially priced as follows:

Set of Three:

£850

Set of Six:

£1,650

Set of Nine:

£2,350

Set of Twelve: £3,000

Subject to availability, any combination of prints may be ordered at the special set prices. .


Kate Lewis Left to right: Fern, Bramble, Ilex Archival Pigment print on cotton rag paper 420 x 297 mm Edition of 20 Signed and numbered ÂŁ300 each Price for the Set of Three: ÂŁ850

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Kate Lewis Left to right: Dandelion, Greenbell, Broom Archival Pigment print on cotton rag paper 420 x 297 mm Edition of 20 Signed and numbered ÂŁ300 each Price for the Set of Three: ÂŁ850

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Kate Lewis Top row, Left to Right: Hydrangea, Dandelion, Cherry Blossom Bottom row, Left to Right: Fern, Greenbell, Iris Archival Pigment print on cotton rag paper 420 x 297 mm Edition of 20 Signed and numbered ÂŁ300 each

Price for the Set of Six: ÂŁ1,650

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Kate Lewis Top row, Left to Right: Sweet William, Peony, Dandelion Middle row, Left to Right: Greenbell, Cherry Blossom, Fern

Bottom row, Left to Right: Bramble, Chrysanthemum, Hellebore Archival Pigment print on cotton rag paper 420 x 297 mm Edition of 20 Signed and numbered ÂŁ300 each Price for the Set of Nine: ÂŁ2,350

Prices are for prints unframed.

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Kate Lewis Top row, Left to Right: Cherry Blossom Bud, Fern, Chrysanthemum, Greenbell Middle row, Left to Right: Sweet William, Hydrangea, Bluebell, Cherry Blossom

Bottom row, Left to Right: Stinging Nettle, Bramble, Hellebore, Broom Archival Pigment print on cotton rag paper 420 x 297 mm Edition of 20 Signed and numbered ÂŁ300 each Price for the Set of Twelve: ÂŁ3,000

Prices are for prints unframed.

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FRAMING For the framing of Kate Lewis’ limited edition prints, we have suggested Ash wood with a natural wax finish. Other wood options are available such as Oak or Walnut (Walnut pictured on the left) and samples are available for viewing at the gallery. For the glazing, we recommend Anti-Reflective glass, which has 70% UV protective properties as well as superb anti-reflection. Standard, UV and Museum glass or acrylic glazing options are also available. Pricing for the framing of a single A3 limited edition print is as follows, per print:

ASH frame: OAK frame: WALNUT frame:

£75.00 Standard Glass OR £95.00 Anti-Reflective Glass £135.00 Standard Glass OR £155.00 Anti-Reflective Glass £175.00 Standard Glass OR £195.00 Anti-Reflective Glass

Pricing for the framing of a limited edition print from the Seasons series is as follows, per print:

ASH frame: OAK frame: WALNUT frame:

£200.00 Standard Glass OR £250.00 Anti-Reflective Glass £245.00 Standard Glass OR £295.00 Anti-Reflective Glass £325.00 Standard Glass OR £375.00 Anti-Reflective Glass

Railings Gallery offers a bespoke conservation framing service. A free consultation service is available, by appointment, at the gallery .

For further information about framing or to book a consultation at the gallery, please telephone 020 7935 1114 or email us at info@railings-gallery.com


RAILINGS GALLERY LONDON

The prices listed in the catalogue are inclusive of VAT For information about Net Export prices please contact the gallery Our gallery in Marylebone is temporarily closed until 3rd December, in line with Government guidance. However we are on site the gallery from Mondays to Fridays,

to assist clients with enquiries, collections and deliveries.

Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm Hours may vary during the lockdown period, so please contact us to make an appointment if you wish to arrange to deliver or collect from the gallery.

Railings Gallery 5 New Cavendish Street London W1G 8UT 020 7935 1114 • info@railings-gallery.com • www.railings-gallery.com E&OE


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Kate Lewis - The News Pressed - Limited Edition Prints  

This catalogue features images and details of the Limited Edition Prints that have been published of Kate Lewis' original collages.

Kate Lewis - The News Pressed - Limited Edition Prints  

This catalogue features images and details of the Limited Edition Prints that have been published of Kate Lewis' original collages.