Monday, December 26, 2011

LACMA Print Fair: Edition 2

Here are some pics from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Print Fair on December 10, 2011. A good time was had by all! Thank you to Dawn, Sarah, Chris, Kevin and Oscar for helping out!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Robert Pollard Prints on Sale!

7 color screen print (of an original collage) is entitled, "Greetings from Camp Confusion."
15" by 20.5". Edition of 100, signed and numbered by the artist.
Printed on Arches Silkscreen 88 paper by master printer Karen Fiorito in Los Angeles, CA.
Price: $100.00
ON SALE FOR $75 plus shipping and handling!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Re: Augustine Kofie & Theo Jemison – Afrika Bambaataa

Fine art screen print in honor of Afrika Bambaataa, the Godfather of Hip Hop. A portrait of Bam by photographer Theo Jemison, remixed by Augustine Kofie, and printed by Karen Fiorito at Hard Pressed Studios in Los Angeles. A hip hop art instant classic. 8 colors (which includes metallic gold ink, 2 blacks and a clear varnish) on Stonehenge 100% cotton paper. 2008. Edition of 100. 18″ x 24″. Signed by Bambaataa on the front, and Kofie and Jemison on the back. $100

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

New Print by Karen Fiorito

Goddess of Print

6-color reduction cut

24" x 32"

Rives BFK paper

Edition Size: 5

APs: 5


Artist Statement:

This reduction print is based on the Hindu legend of the Goddess Durga:

A long time ago, the world was in great peril. War and famine were widespread, and demons ruled the earth. The great demon Mahisasura, who took the form of a bull, was their leader. Despite all their efforts, none of the male gods could defeat the demon. The gods retreated from battle and summoned a goddess, for it was foretold that only a woman could save the world from such destruction. Out of a supernova of their collective energies appeared the Goddess Durga with 10 arms riding a tiger. She defeated Mahisasura and his army. Peace was restored and the earth was healed. Although the people of earth begged her to stay and rule them, she refused. "That is not my way," she said, "but if ever you need me again, just think of me, and I will come."

I have recreated this image of the Goddess Durga and replaced her weapons with tools used in printmaking. She represents the creative, emotional, compassionate and powerful aspects of the divine feminine. Durga is the destroyer of ignorance and represents determination and will power, fierce compassion and patience. I believe that only through these qualities can we bring about peace on earth and to all of its creatures. My hope is that through my art I can cultivate these aspects of the divine feminine and inspire others to do the same, whether they be male or female,

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Gee Vaucher Print Release!

"Pretty Polly"
Serigraph on Stonehenge Paper
Size: 15" x 22"
Edition # 50
Price: $300 + Shipping and Handling
Signed and numbered by Gee Vaucher
Printed by hand by Karen Fiorito (with a special cameo by Gee Vaucher)

Artist Statement:
"All humans are animal, but some animals are more human than others."

Artist Bio:
Her work with Anarcho-punk band Crass was seminal to the 'protest art' of the 1980s. Vaucher has always seen her work as a tool for social change and in her collection of early works (1960-1997) Crass Art and Other Pre Post-Modernist Monsters, her artwork moves easily from gouache, pastel, collage and everything in-between, to show her strong political, and feminist views.
In Vaucher's second book, Animal Rites, she reflects on the relationship between animals and humans. This book of collage work comments on our determination to imbue animals with human behaviour and sentiments.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Second Peter Kuper Print from BCP!

"Fat Cat"

Serigraph on Stonehenge Paper

Size: 15" x 22"

Edition # 40

Price: $100 + Shipping and Handling

Signed and numbered by Peter Kuper

Artist Statement:

As the wise old cat was heard to say:

"If life is a bowl of cherries, can I have a second bowl?"

This is the second image taken from the book, The Last Cat Book (1984), in which Kuper illustrates an essay on the value and nature of cats by Robert E.Howard, an American author best known for his character Conan the Barbarian.

The original 49 prints were carved from linoleum blocks, then printed by hand by the artist. Each image was only printed once or twice and never editioned. We have chosen to reproduce a few of these linoleum prints using serigraphy (silkscreen). This image of Fat Cat was printed on top of a split fountain background on archival rag paper.

As with ALL Buddha Cat editions, EVERYTHING was printed BY HAND!

This print will be release on January 28th, 2011 at 12 NOON!

Email to purchase or for more information.