It’s always a pleasure to work with him, this time we have just recently finished is a set of four large format “Mandala” prints by Shepard Fairey. These things are huge, each of the four measuring 38″ x 51″.
With a few hours before flying out of town, Carl Rauschenbach graced the studio with his presence and a kamikaze print done in only a few hours. There are three color ways of a two print set, one with black on gold, one with red on dark and light brown and one with black on dark and light brown.
Here comes Phil with a second Dia de los Muertos print in collaboration with Ernesto Yerena. This is an elegant one color print, hand deckled and printed here at Modern Multiples. Be sure to check out both of their websites. You can purchase the prints at Philip’s website here.
In celebration of John Van Hamersveld’s Hendrix drawing, the iconic poster for the Pinnacle Concert February 10th 1968, and the influence this one image has had on art as well as artists since that concert, Shepard Fairey has published the new hand pulled silkscreen printed in all metallic inks. Available at Post-Future.
“My cause is exposing children from various walks of live to the arts. I am working with Remedee (www.Remedee.org) on initiatives that educate underprivileged children globally, on art and photography and filmmaking.”
We recently completed a new edition with Shepard entitled “Dark Wave.” Below are a few production photos to give you a sense of the process. The image is approximately 36″ x 48″and was printed with two different golds before the final line work / “oil” layer. We then finished off the edition with a varnish that was printed over the entire image to create more cohesion and give it that “Shepard look.”
Rumored to be included in Shepard’s upcoming “Printed Matter” show at Subliminal Projects, this print is most definitely worth a look in person.
You can find more production photos on our facebook.
A 9 color serigraph published in-house Hand-separated by the Artist
Limited Edition of 38
31.5 x 43 inches
After reading and hearing about ‘Colony Collapse Disorder,’ the phenomenon of the disappearance of bees, I became aware of the importance of bees in our food system. I became aware of the giant colonies of bees kept by commercial orchards and the potential loss of crops if bees truly dropped out of our food chain. Another name for this print is ‘Found ‘Em!’ “
Friedrich is always throwing a new challenge our way! Whether it be a 12 ft x 9 ft gorilla head tiled on six screens or a 10 ft x 13 ft landscape on canvas.
Honestly though, It’s always a pleasure to have Friedrich in the studio to break us out of the editioning routine. Unfortunately we can’t show you all the photos we’d like, but be sure to check out his recent exhibition at the Hammer to get more of an idea of what we are talking about.
It’s about time this guy came back, this time prepared to make something happen. It was a quick kamikaze session to prepare some new pieces. We spent the weekend powering through these prints for Revok, check out the photos and see for yourself what the results were.