Archive for July, 2012
“Don’t Let Me Break You” is Tim Doyle’s entry into Gallery Nucleus’ “ALL TOGETHER NOW” Beatles-inspired art show, that just closed last weekend! Nakatomi is proud to offer the artist copies of this print for sale starting THIS TUESDAY 7/31 at around 2pm Central Time. Measuring 18×24, this 5-color silkscreen features metallic ink! Signed and numbered in an edition of 150, Nakatomi will have much less for sale. Also available in a Black and White variant edition of only 30. Pick these up in Timothy’s shop when the time is right.
Here’s a little history on the print from Doyle-
“I was very happy to be contacted by Gallery Nucleus for this Beatles themed show. Months back I had an opportunity to be in the Blank Space Gallery’s Beatles show, and just couldn’t make it work in my schedule- but I had ideas kicking around in my head that I just thought I’d never get around to committing to paper now- so when this came up, I was ready to go! The thing about these big group shows is that you know what a lot of artists are going to do (simple portraits, or easily recognizable iconography from the inspiration’s source material), so the key is to be able to do what you want- but to also not do what anyone else would expect. So from that angle, I took my favorite Beatles song, “Hey Bulldog” and built a scene around that kernel. I wanted to not depict the happy, smiling mop-top era of The Beatles, but draw my image from their latter period of angry, edgy music- which culminated in their final rooftop concert on top of the Apple Recording building. I wanted to draw the music that pushed the insanity of Charles Manson to engineer the murder of Sharon Tate- not the safe, crowd-pleasing “I Want to Hold Your Hand”, but the frighteningly apocalyptic “Helter Skelter”- which was on repeat for quite a while as I was working on this piece. Whether I succeeded or not, I don’t know- but I like where I ended up regardless. Fun fact I learned while working on this is that a Helter Skelter is an amusement park ride- a slide spiraling around the outside of a tower. “I’m coming down fast, so don’t let me break you.” Also featured here- Newspaper Taxis, Blackbirds, The aforementioned rooftop concert and Helter Skelters, the iconic Abbey Road crosswalk turned on it’s head, and Lady Madonna with baby at her breast.”No comments
I was recently contacted by the owners of Arnold’s Bar and grill in Cincinnati, OH about an upcoming concert they are having. I saw the gig poster for the event and immediately feel in love. They enlisted the talents of Keith Neltner to design the print and had BLDG Editions do the hand pulled screen printing. Pre-sale is 7/31/12 at 10am (EST). The details are below with all the info you need to get yourself a print:
Pre-sale date and time: Tuesday 7/31/12 at 10am
Link to buy the poster: http://arnolds.bigcartel.com/product/paleface-screen-print
Artist: Keith Neltner http://www.neltnercreative.com
Band: Paleface http://www.palefaceonline.com
Print size: 15×22
Edition size: 75
Paper Type: Coventry Rag
Signed and Numbered
5 color hand pulled screen print
Wow, I can’t believe we are up to number 5 in this wonderful series. I am the proud owner of the first four and I think this is my favorite yet. ”The Guitarist” is a 6″ x 6″ UV print on sustainable FSC certified 3/4″ plywood. Comes ready to hang, and is signed and numbered. This is the fifth print in a series of these little creatures. This is a timed edition and will be available for one day only! The print will be available starting August 2nd at noon PST and will be available for 24 hours. If you order one during this time, you are guaranteed to receive one. $1 from every print sold goes to plantabillion.org and will plant one tree! When the time is right head over to Prints On Wood to grab one.No comments
Check out this rocking box set from artist Zevs. Boxed set of 14 screen prints with pale gold screen printed cover. Works are also screen printed on Arches 88 300gsm archival paper. Prints each measure 50.7cm x 35.85cm and are all signed by the artist. Also includes colophon page and artist’s statement. These are an edition of 20. FOr more information on how to purchase one please visit The Outsiders. Here is some additional information on these pieces:
The ‘Liquidated Logo’ series is to Zevs what spot paintings are to Damien Hirst. Throughout his career the artist has recast many of the world’s most potent logos, ranging from fashion house Chanel’s monogram to the former Soviet Union’s hammer and sickle symbol. The politicised Parisian says the act “discloses the fragile nature of these supposedly immortal brands.” Liquidated London 2012, a comment on the rampant commercialisation of the imminent Olympic Games, features fourteen screen prints including the Olympic Rings and London 2012 Logo. In his accompanying artist’s statement Zevs, a keen runner, points out that “this is not an attack on the Olympic Games itself, but highlights the redefining of its character by corporate giants.”No comments
This a beautiful new piece that has a powerful message. These measure 18 x 24 inches and is a screen print signed by Aaron Huey and Shepard Fairey. Numbered edition of 450. Photograph by Aaron Huey. These will be available this Thursday, July 26th at a random time at Obey Giant.
Some words from Shep:
I made this image in collaboration with National Geographic Photographer Aaron Huey in support of www.honorthetreaties.org and their efforts to educate the public about Native American Treaty rights. This is our third project together and was built directly off of the mural we did on the Baracudda wall on Melrose last Fall. See the full installation here. Our first poster project went up in a dozen American cities in 2011.
You can see more of Aaron’s 7 year documentary of the Pine RIdge Indian Reservation in the cover story of National Geographic magazine this month and an extended essay on his website.
Proceeds from this print go to fund the “Honor The Treaties” awareness campaign. We will be releasing a 24×36 offset print on thin paper to both sell as a signed print and to sell unsigned in packs of ten for public display of your choosing. More details soon. Thanks for caring.
To hear the whole story check out Aaron’s 2010 TED talk on the Lakota and their fight to get back the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Release Date: 7/26/12 at two random times during the day (PST)
A few facts about the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation:
In 1980 the Supreme Court ruled upon the longest running court case in US History, the United States vs Sioux Nation. The court determined that the treaties with the Sioux had been violated when they were resettled onto P.O.W. camps, and 7 million acres of their land were opened up to prospectors and homesteaders. These camps are now called “reservations”.
The grim statistics on Native Reservations today are the equivalent to that of a 3rd world country, revealing the legacy of colonization and treaty violations. Unemployment on the Reservation fluctuates between 80-90%. Many are homeless, and those with homes are packed into rotting buildings with up to 5 families. More than 90% of the population lives below the federal poverty line. The life expectancy for men is 47 years old – roughly the same as Afghanistan and Somalia.
Aaron’s ever-evolving Pine Ridge project gives voice to social injustice and a forgotten history. It empowers the Lakota and other tribes who fight for recognition of the past in order to help give them a chance to move forward.
The sales of this print will go directly to pay for a campaign to educate the American public about the issues that face not only the Lakota, but every indigenous tribe in the US. Your involvement will help raise the visibility of these images by paying for printing and advertising that will take the story straight to the public—to city walls, subway tunnels, and billboards, ultimately benefiting grassroots non-profits working on Reservations across the US. Help remind the world that the Lakota and other Native people are still here and demand to be heard. With your help the message will be so loud that it cannot be ignored.1 comment
Word is that Tomer Hanuka will be releasing his latest movie piece this Friday, July 27th. ”Vertigo” is one of the many classics from Alfred Hitchcock, which personally, I’m a big fan of. This piece measures 13 x 19 inches and was done using the Giclee printing process. Small edition of just 55 so these will go fast. Stop on over and check out Tomer’s site when the time is right. (Hey man, you made a rhyme)No comments
Todd Slater just added two new concert prints to his site. The first is an epic print for this year’s Bonnaroo festival. It has 184 band names that are all individually lettered. These measures 18 x 24 inches and are a signed/numbered edition of 100. The second is a print for Jane’s Addiction that is done in the flame style Todd has been developing lately. These measure 24 x 18 inches and are limited to 125. Each piece also has a small variant available. Pick these up now on Todd’s site.No comments
The very talented Ernesto Yerena has another one coming at us. ”Ganas Sun Moon” is a beautiful piece that measures 18 x 24 inches and comes in two colors, black and creme. Each piece is an edition of 50 and is handpulled, signed and numbered by the artist. These go onsale tomorrow, July 26th at Hecho Gon Ganas.
Always nice to see the lovely prints available through Tiny Showcase. Amy Ross’ print edition (Snake Charmers) has been sized to fit into a standard 8″ by 10″ frame. This was printed by Tiny Showcase and ships with a corresponding certificate of authenticity. The archival artwork has been printed on a heavy 290gsm natural white printmaking paper made from 90% bamboo fibres and 10% cotton. Pick one up now at Tiny Showcase.No comments