The master of Irish innovation, Conor Harrington, has broken trend again by introducing a new print and painting project entitled ‘Head of State / State of Head’. “Small in scale and intimate in subject matter this new series of paintings and prints stand in direct contrast to the large scale oil paintings and outdoor murals that Harrington is known for.  As such we are offered a glimpse into the daily practices and experiments of Harrington's continuing painting output, with each painting bearing the date it has been made as part of the title.

The series is divided in half, with five blue paintings and five red, the traditional colours of opposing political parties, gang culture, and the corners of boxing rings. Using colour to symbolize tribalism and allegiances, and through a variety of processes including wiping, blurring and over-painting, Harrington employs the traditional head format as a motif to subvert ideas of power and status. 

From the 10 paintings a suite of 10 prints have been made to form the print boxset. All boxes also contain a hardback book cataloguing the series. See images below with more info about how to register your interest.

Painting boxes & Print portfolios are available to request* from Monday 18th September 4pm, BST. *Please note that due to high demand placing a reservation request does not guarantee you a set. 

The remaining individual silkscreen editions will be available to purchase along with a hardback book production of the entire series and will be available to purchase separately from Thursday 21st September.  

This wide selection of artwork is available at Hungry Boy Books and is accessible to all with prices kicking off at just £24. We’re looking forward to getting our hands on the lot!

 Head of State I


Head of State II


Head of State III


Head of State IV


Head of State V


Head of State VI


Images Via: Hungry Boy Books