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Cotton Mouth by Michael O'Reilly

In his printmaking debut, Michael O’Reilly combines the medium's expressive and gestural potential with elements from his painting practice.

Produced in the RA Schools in a limited edition of 120, each print is signed and numbered by the artist.

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Artwork details

Dimensions 21 x 29.7cm
Fabric & material Screenprint
Edition 125
Medium Print

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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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All artworks are available for Delivery. You can find our Art Delivery Charges here. We have temporarily stopped shipping to EEA countries. The RA is temporarily closed, collection is not available at this time.

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

This is the first print O’Reilly has produced. His multi-layered and multi-coloured screen print exploits the medium’s expressive and gestural potential to powerfully evoke sensations within different landscapes ranging from the intimately domestic to the epic sublime. O’Reilly’s imaginary and sometimes idyllic landscapes resemble real scenarios where he places mystifying objects and figures that relate to personal memories and conflicting feelings. Found photographs as well as everyday encounters and journeys provide the inspiration for O’Reilly’s work. 

This print was one of a suite of four small-scale works produced by recent RA Schools graduates to celebrate the opening of the Keeper’s House (other works in the suite are by Adham Faramawy, Nancy Milner and Charlie Billingham).

 All proceeds from the sale of RA Editions prints go directly to support the RA Schools


O’Reilly’s imaginary and sometimes idyllic landscapes resemble real scenarios where he places mystifying objects and figures relating to personal memories and conflicting feelings. His work intends to articulate close sensory experiences. Found photographs, as well as everyday encounters and journeys, provide the inspiration for O’Reilly’s work. 

This print is one of a suite of four small-scale works produced by RA Schools graduates to celebrate the opening of the Keeper’s House. Other works in the suite by Adham Faramawy, Nancy Milner and Charlie Billingham are also available.


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