The Polar Bear, 1994 Poster
The Polar Bear, 1994 is one of forty posters by Gary Hume RA specially selected and available to purchase from the RA Shop online. Each poster is available in A1 and A2 standard paper sizes. Choose just the right one for your home, or mix multiple works and sizes to create a real statement.
Printed edge-to-edge on 190gsm photo satin paper, every poster is digitally signed, titled and dated in a colour sympathetic to the palette of the image. Each comes individually wrapped in tissue and rolled in a poster tube.
Please note, all Gary Hume RA posters are printed to order. Please allow up to 14 working days for your order to be printed and delivered within the UK. International orders may take longer. You will be contacted with tracking details once your order has been despatched.
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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 orders will be dispatched once the RA has reopened. We will be in touch once the RA has reopened and once your order has been dispatched.
Free UK delivery on orders £50 and over
International delivery is based on weight and delivery country, and will be calculated at Checkout
Our small team are working as quickly and safely as possible to prepare and send online orders.
Enjoy free shipping on orders above £50. £5.95 P&P for orders below £50. International delivery will be calculated at Checkout. We have temporarily stopped shipping to EEA countries.
Updated 19 May 2020
We are delivering! Enjoy free shipping on orders above £50. £5.95 P&P for orders below £50. International delivery will be calculated at Checkout. The Royal Academy is temporarily closed, Collection is not available at this time.
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This collection of posters, selected in collaboration with Gary Hume from his extensive archive, showcases the breadth of his painterly touch. Conceived with the spirit of democratising art, the posters provide an accessible and aesthetic way to bring art into your home. Printed exclusively by hume-arts.
“The main reason the posters started was because of my brother and sister-in-law. They have a framing shop in Kent and have a book of my work on a table while customers wait. They often have customers ask whether they can buy any of the works in the book and would say ‘yes, but how much money have you got?’ We talked about it and thought: we are family, why don't we work together to democratise the ownership of paintings and print some works as posters. Family is really important to me and working together on making these posters has been integral part of the project and particularly important during Covid."
Most days you can find Shaun Hume at the workbench of Handmade Frames, a picture framing shop he runs with his wife Clare in the picturesque village of Rolvenden in Kent. His clients include artists and art collectors, who have come to value the care with which he considers and carries out their commissions. Shaun, coincidentally, happens also to be the brother of Gary Hume, our beloved Royal Academician. Working together as a family, last year they launched posters of a number of Hume's paintings, making his work accessible to a wider audience.