view additional image 1
View in a Room ArtworkView in a Room Background
Close-up of final row
Close-up of final row.


Composition 462 – "Coronavirus" Limited Edition of 11 Photograph

Christopher Cristóbal Newberry Retana

United Kingdom

Photography, Color on Aluminium

Size: 40 W x 40 H x 1 D in

Ships in a Crate


check Shipping included

check 14-day satisfaction guarantee

Primary imagePrimary imagePrimary imagePrimary imagePrimary image Trustpilot Score

Artist Recognition

link - Artist featured in a collection

Artist featured in a collection

About The Artwork

During Lock Down I, like millions of others, have been forced to look at my immediate surroundings and routines with much more care. I worked on this picture for three weeks during Lock Down. It consists of 121 different photographs of a man wearing mask, glasses, gloves, gardening and decorating utensils. It's semaphore code (usually using flags, but I used a gardening fork and paintbrush). If you read the first column vertically, it says C - O - R - O - N - A - V - I - R - U - S. If you read the first row horizontally it says C - A - N - N - O - T - S - L - E - E - P. Second row reads O - V - E - R - A - N - X - I - O - U - S . . . etc. All horizontal lines say something. Actual print is 110 x 110 (43.3 inches – can be larger) on Dibond (a very rigid, but light compound material composed of plastic and aluminium). Limited edition of 11 in this size.

Details & Dimensions

Photography:Color on Aluminium

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:40 W x 40 H x 1 D in

Shipping & Returns

Delivery Time:Typically 5-7 business days for domestic shipments, 10-14 business days for international shipments.

He has an obsessive interest in disentangling truth from "alternative truth" in the ‘post-truth’world. Christopher Cristóbal was born in Mexico City on 15.11.51 – a palindrome. He travelled to Europe on a one-way air ticket, hitchhiking for several months and winding up in London He has directed documentaries and educational television programmes and worked as a professional photographer. He is author of two books on architecture and sociall history: "Look Up! Winchester" and "Look Up! Salisbury". He has come to regard himself as an image creator, using the camera to record reality and transforming it into Platonic views. His images are impossible – however much some may resemble reality (see his essay, "True Colours" at his website:

Artist Recognition

Artist featured in a collection

Artist featured by Saatchi Art in a collection

Thousands Of Five-Star Reviews

We deliver world-class customer service to all of our art buyers.


Global Selection

Explore an unparalleled artwork selection by artists from around the world.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Our 14-day satisfaction guarantee allows you to buy with confidence.

Support An Artist With Every Purchase

We pay our artists more on every sale than other galleries.

Need More Help?

Enjoy Complimentary Art Advisory Contact Customer Support