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Kustaa Saksi RA Edition Print

Helene by Kustaa Saksi was specially commissioned to accompany the Helene Schjerfbeck exhibition at the Royal Academy.

Produced in a limited edition of 25, each work is printed on 330gsm Somerset Velvet paper with hand-finished edges and presented in a portfolio.

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Service Update (updated 19 March 2020)

We want to make sure your order reaches you as safely as possible. Therefore, due to the outbreak of COVID-19, all purchases of unframed prints from the RA Editions store will be dispatched once the RA has reopened. Delivery charges are detailed here. Please note that purchses of unique works that are for collection only will only be available for collection once the RA has reopened. The RA Editions Team will be in touch regarding all orders upon the RA reopening. 

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Updated 19 May 2020

All artworks are available for Delivery. You can find our Art Delivery Charges here. The Royal Academy is temporarily closed, Collection is not available at this time.

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Product story

Kustaa Saksi has reimagined one of Schjerfbeck’s self-portraits commenting on Schjerfbeck as a powerful, female, Finnish artist. Saksi’s image contains all of the spirit, wealth of pattern, texture and strength of colour typical of his work.

Saksi is interested in creating contemporary spaces, objects and atmospheres, building extraordinary worlds with playful, paradoxical, troubling yet inviting environments. He combines organic shapes and sensibilities with detailed textures, vivid colour palettes and experimental materials.

Each print is sold in a portfolio.

“Helene’s wearing a colourful cape, sort of a tribal outfit and face paint. I see her as a tribal leader; an iconic, strong woman.”

Saksi has reimagined one of Schjerfbeck’s self-portraits, commenting on Schjerfbeck as a powerful, female, Finnish visionary. His image contains all of the spirit, wealth of pattern, texture and strength of colour typical of his work.

Saksi is interested in creating contemporary spaces, objects and atmospheres, building extraordinary worlds with playful, paradoxical, troubling yet inviting environments. He combines organic shapes and sensibilities with detailed textures, vivid colour palettes and experimental materials.

This print is among a group of three works celebrating Finnish artists. Other works by Aino-Maija Metsola and Karoliina Hellberg are also available.


The RA Editions programme generates valuable revenue for the RA and in particular the RA Schools.​​