The Master Printer of Burnley

2016 / Screen print and silver gelatin print / 20 x 20 cm

The artist cites David Hockney’s influence by acknowledging "Artist and Model" (1973-74) with its two figures sat across from one another, as well as its monochrome design. Flanagan’s tribute marks the career of his stepfather Alan Brown who has been a professional printer for 52 years. A dignified and worldly Brown imparts memories of a lifetime’s work to an apprentice, his younger self.