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Critical Mass

€8,000 €8,000 Edition of 16

130.6 x 151.1 x 4 cm (framed) 130.6 x 151.1 x 4 cm (framed)

Enamoured by the limits of human potential, Michael Kagan paints dynamic, freeze-frame tributes to contemporary heroism.

Critical Mass combines a large-scale screenprint on Somerset Tub Sized Satin White 600gsm paper with a 3 layer monoprint, hand-applied in viscous blue and white ink and finished with several layers of UV varnish.

To create the series, a bespoke silkscreen process was developed over 2 years to echo an earlier work by Kagan in which excess oil paint was dragged across the surface of a photograph found in a book on big wave surfing. 

The result is a series of 16 richly-textured prints, no two the same and each one imbued with the ephemeral nature of the moment — one of critical mass — that they seek to capture. 


All prints from the series arrive float-mounted in a bespoke wooden frame, painted white and fitted with UV plexiglass for protection.

Moonlight Inc.
“20 years in the framing business, I have never been more blown away with the quality of a print”

We produce all of our works using the world’s best printing houses in collaboration with our artists

Felipe Pantone
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We ship every Avant Arte edition in custom made wooden boxes with foam and board protection

AA collector
"This piece is truly something we will cherish forever. Thank you for all that you do for the art community!”

And deliver them by international courier together with with certificates of authenticity and bespoke handling gloves

Michael Kagan

American artist Michael Kagan paints compelling snapshots of contemporary heroes and the archetypal moments they inhabit.