Patrick Caulfield, Banana with Leaves. © The Estate of Patrick Caulfield. All rights reserved, DACS 2019. Photograph courtesy of Museum Photography Northwest.

Prints

The print collection includes a number of late pop, optical and abstract works, including works by Bridget Riley and David Hockney; alongside works by Young British Artists (YBA) era artists Damien Hirst, Gary Hume and Gavin Turk. An archive of screen-prints from the local Manchester Print Workshop – active in the 70s and 80s – exemplifies the vibrant aesthetic of the era, with works by Kip Gresham, Adrian Henri and Alan Whitehead.

Contemporary print-making is also represented in the collection, with recent acquisitions of digital prints by Pat Flynn (Manchester), cyanotype by Wu Chi-Tsung (Taiwan) and screen-prints by Salford alumni Sarah Hardacre.

Patrick Caulfield, Banana with Leaves.
© The Estate of Patrick Caulfield. All rights reserved, DACS 2019. Photograph courtesy of Museum Photography Northwest.
Dame Elisabeth Frink,
The Shearwater, 1975.
© The Executors of the Frink Estate and Archive. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2019. Photograph by Nick Harrison.
Sarah Hardacre, Arms Open to Welcome the Sun, 2012. Image courtesy of the artist and
Paul Stolper Gallery, London.
Sarah Hardacre, Forget Mermaids, 2012. Image courtesy of the artist and Paul Stolper Gallery, London.
Damien Hirst, Bromphenol Blue, 2005.
Etching on 350 gsm Hahnemuehle paper.
© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2019.
Dark silhouette, derived from an athletic statue of Mussolini, on a background of vibrant flowers.
Gary Hume, Vicious, 2010.
© Gary Hume.
All Rights Reserved, DACS 2019. Photograph by Museum Photography Northwest.
John Piper, Hautbois Church, Norfolk.
© The Piper Estate / DACS 2019.