STAND, (link below) Pete's new limited edition print, is the third edition in Pete's iconic Casual Trainers series. It follows on from the hugely popular 2020 Game On print and the 2017 Station to Station print, both of which have since sold out.
This beautiful limited edition print celebrates the simple and joyful pleasure of watching football with your mates. Signed and numbered by the artist, STAND is limited to 200 and printed on 200gsm accent smooth glacier white G.F Smith paper. Measuring 50cm x 70cm this print is priced at £165 unframed and £250 framed.
The trainers included in this work are typical examples of shoes associated with the Casuals fashion movement that continues to influence contemporary dress. The main focus is on the Adidas Samba, placed slightly off-centre at the forefront of the print. This is the only trainer to appear in each of the three prints in this series.
“When I was a kid I absolutely coveted the Samba. I could never afford them so I had to make do with Adidas Kicks instead until I started working. For me, to this day, they are the perfect trainer, which is why they’ve been a constant in these prints.”
We will be releasing STAND at 10am this Thursday the 14th of July both online and at the McKee Gallery in Sheffield. If you would like to buy this print online it will appear in the New in Shop section.
Pete, who has always been fascinated by subcultures within music and fashion states that: “A movement requires movement, a shoe to get you from A to B in style. Casuals had a pair for every colour scheme and occasion. Perfect for an afternoon on the terrace followed by some brisk exercise and ending with an evening down the pub. The casual movement was rare because it wasn’t about music, what unified its participants was a love of football, European sportswear and standing out in style.”