The Product: Brighton print of West Pier Kiosk
This Brighton print of the world’s oldest surviving pleasure pier building, recovered in 1990, is a wonderful example of Seaside Orientalism. Brighton’s West Pier kiosk is the only surviving element from the original 1866 construction. In the 1860s, the word kiosk was a new and exotic term used to describe these strange and remarkable cast-iron structures; originating from the Persian word meaning palace or pavilion.
A signed Giclée, this drawing of Brighton’s West Pier kiosk is printed using the highest quality acid-free light-fast archival 300gsm Minuet Cotton Rag. The heavyweight etching board is velvety smooth with a fine surface texture and is one of the most widely used media worldwide for artwork and photography. Using pigment-based UltraChrome and Ultra Violet (UV) inks, the Giclée printing process ensures superior detail, colours and longevity. The print comes unframed and is delivered in a cardboard tube for you to take straight to your local framer.
Need framing advice? We’d suggest a slim, white frame with subtly visible woodgrain and a white card mount, if you wish the frame to disappear – say, against a white wall – and the print to stand out. Equally as effective is the same style of frame in black – as here – also teamed with a white card mount, to outline the drawing and act like bold, precise punctuation! The third option would be to go for a softer, warmer effect with a natural or stained wooden mount. All three will work beautifully, depending on the backdrop, and the look you want to achieve. It’s worth knowing that artworks such as these will often leap out, to striking effect, from a dark-hued wall. You can browse the rest of this collection of architectural line drawings of iconic buildings from around the world, here.
Which size? For wow factor and individual impact, opt for the larger format of an A1 print measuring 840 x 594mm of this striking Brighton art print. If you want to include this drawing as part of a smart gallery wall or eclectic grouping of artwork and photography – go for the smaller A2 version which measures 594 x 420mm.
**PLEASE NOTE THIS PRODUCT IS MADE TO ORDER**
Please allow 5-7 days from placing your order for printing, prior to despatch. Normal delivery windows will apply thereafter.