Alfred the Grate
Alfred, ‘King of the Swiggers’ is a portrayal of the juxtaposition of this handsome hulk of an orangutan in a street scene in an urban environment. Like many of Paul’s paintings there are interesting and humorous elements within the painting and what could be perceived as aspects of social comment in terms of how humankind is impacting on the environment.
Poor Alfred is looking somewhat disconsolate as he finds himself on the kerbside fingering the bars of the grate, far away from his normal wild habitat. Both bottles of beer make pertinent references; ‘Out of his tree’ which has a double interpretation; one that he is quite literally away from his normal living situation and of course the same expression is used for the state in which you might become after a few bevies! ‘Man of high standing’ can be interpreted similarly as the translation of ‘orangutan’ is ‘Man of the forest’ and in his current predicament sarcasm of his circumstances can be implied. He definitely looks like he is in need of being rescued.
The painting itself is fabulously executed and the detail in the fur in particular, demonstrates the immaculate fine detail for which Paul is renowned.
Giclée and Limited Edition Information
Giclée Paper – Limited edition of 95 plus artist proofs
Giclée Box Canvas – Limited edition of 95 plus artist proofs
All limited edition prints are checked, numbered and hand signed by Paul James and include a Certificate of Authenticity.
Giclée Paper – Mounted Only
When you select this option, your Giclée paper print will arrive to you cellophane wrapped, and presented with an off white mount board ready for you to just add a frame of your choosing at your local framer.
The overall size of this Mounted Giclée paper print is 94cm wide x 81cm high.
Giclée Paper – Framed With Our Optional Black Gloss Or Matt Wooden Frame
When you select this option, your Giclée paper print will arrive to you mounted and framed, ready to hang.
Our choice of off-white mount and striking black high gloss or classic matt frames suit Paul’s artwork magnificently. When you select the framed option in the drop down list, the main image will change to show you how this finished framed artwork will look.
The print is protected behind glass within the frame and your framed piece will arrive to you in sturdy cardboard packaging.
The overall size when framed is 108cm wide x 95cm high (gloss) or 100cm wide x 87cm high (matt).
Giclée Box Canvas – Ready to Hang
When you select this option, your Giclée canvas print will arrive to you pre-stretched over a quality wooden box structure. The box structure means this option is ready to hang and you do not need an additional frame.
The overall standard size is 91.5cm high x 117cm wide and 4.5cm deep.
Our box canvases are gallery wrapped, which means that the sides of the box canvas are black in colour, giving the image a ‘framed’ appearance when viewed from the side.
Giclée Box Canvas – Framed With Our Optional Black Matt Or Gloss Wooden Frame
When you select this option, your Giclée box canvas print will arrive arrive to you pre-stretched over a quality wooden box structure, and then set into a chunky black matt or gloss wooden frame.
The matte black option has a slight ‘wood grain’ texture, whereas the gloss option is shiny and polished. When you select these framing options in the drop down list the main image will change to show you how the artwork will look in the selected frame.
The overall standard size when framed is 105.5cm high x 131cm wide x 5.5cm deep.
A leading contemporary animal and landscape realist painter – Paul is world renowned for the skill and craftsmanship of his artwork. He dedicates himself to each piece with passion. Freedom is his forte and therefore his work is always fresh and current.