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On May 17, 2010, the Museum aan de Stroom (MAS) in Antwerp unveiled a 40-square-meter stone mosaic by the renowned Belgian artist Luc Tuymans (born 1958). The mosaic was based on Tuymans' 2002 painting "Dead Skull," now owned by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. This painting was in turn based on a seventeenth-century plaque at the foot of Antwerp Cathedral's north tower, commemorating Quentin Metsys (1466-1530), founder of the Antwerp school of painting. On the occasion of the inauguration of Tuymans' mosaic, and under the close supervision of the artist, Graphic Matter in Belgium has published this boxed Dead Skull edition. It contains a screenprint on Somerset Velvet 250-gram paper and a hardback book—available only within this edition—with an introductory essay by Kate Mayne. The edition is limited to 60 copies, numbered and signed by the artist.
Please note that this item is not warehoused in the United States and will ship directly from Europe. The shipping cost is U.S. $270.00 (regardless of location in North America).