Happy Birthday Richard! Maestro!
(May 15, 1952 – November 11, 2014)
If you haven’t already, contact us to receive the Pre-Release email for the Large Format HPM of Johnny KMNDZ’s “Grenade Wren”!
Signing of both editions will be this coming Thursday and anyone who owns one by then will be gifted a small format print and invited to Modern Multiples to hang with the artist and print team during the signing!
Final touches to KMNDZ’s “Grenade Wren” have been completed, all we are waiting for now are signatures from the artist himself.
“But it’s just a print, right?”
HARDLY! There are over 15 hand separated layers created by the Modern Multiples team based on an original painting by KMNDZ AND over 20 hours of painting by the artist himself!
This Hand Painted Multiple (HPM) edition has hand work and digital design, has transparent metallic inks is printed on 300g paper so heavy it might as well be canvas, and spawns from KMNDZ’s desire to organically collaborate on a print unlike any he ever has before with the late Richard Duardo’s Modern Multiples.
On our last day of painting, Johnny told us that “…this red layer is inspired by Richard. He knew how to move quick, not overthink, and most of all, have fun.”
Very excited to release this edition of only 20 towards the end of the month! DM to get on list for PRE-RELEASE price! In addition, KMNDZ Small Format Grenade Wren edition of 100 are about to be deckled for release on April 27th. $50.
The Art Brewery is back next week from April 6-7 at 11-6pm at 2100 North Main Street. We will be there among many other talented artists at the Jesus Wall Gallery! We will have a variety of prints for sale by artists such as Richard Duardo and John Van Hamersveld (sign up for our email list to get info in advance!) Go to the Art Brewery website here or the Facebook event page here. We hope to see you there!
Modern Multiples Team
Modern Multiples is excited to announce that we have had a MASSIVE art drop on our second Instagram, @mm_archive. We are continuing to drop artworks for sale on our streamlined account focusing on archival works available for acquisition Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/mm_archive/ . New works are being released so check it out before they are all gone! If you haven’t already, make sure to follow us on our @modernmultiples Instagram, where you can get updates on the events and happenings at the studio! And if you are interested in joining our email list and getting exclusive content like the “Johnny Faces” seen here, go to our “Contact” page to sign up!
What is this collection of new artwork releases? Well…
“The Archive Box… BUST OPEN & FOR SALE:
This is your chance to own a piece of history! An archive box FULL of serigraphs printed by Richard Saul Duardo / Modern Multiples / Allied Artists / Future Perfect / Art & Commerce / Aztlan Multiples / Hecho en Aztlan — decades of Duardo publishing projects by dozens of artists — is here for your perusing and collecting pleasure. .
A major University was going to acquire this archive of work from the Estate of Richard Duardo. Somewhere along the way, they changed their minds. We won’t say who, only that they’re located somewhere near Stanford, CA. 😉 Their loss, your gain. .
Since this is such a massive amount of work from a large time period with several “last of”s, some information may be missing from certain pieces. Please DM for more information, pricing, or to arrange an in-person viewing. . .”
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In the following months, we will be digging into archives and RE-RELEASING works by several artists who have deep histories with Modern Multiples. These re-releases will be accompanied by archival scans dating back to the 1980s to satisfy the art historian in you and offer just a glimpse into the history that gives this studio it’s legendary street cred.
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“This stunning documentary explores the brief, rich, and contradictory life of the artist Carlos Almaraz: a Chicano activist, sexual outlaw, and visionary painter of some of the most unforgettable images of southern California.”
Come visit us at #DTLADarkNights at @mylalive on 5/19!Stop by and check it out!
Vendors, graffiti artists, street performers, $5 food & drink menus & more.
Come out and have have some fun!
The Estate of Richard Saul Duardo,
L’Atelier Printing, and
are proud to present a…
The timing couldn’t be better either! Today, May 15th, 2017 would be Richard’s 65th Birthday. Happy Birthday, RSD.
“We’re making a case for art,” said Fly Tucker of L’Atelier Printing as he proposed this project to the Estate of RSD. L’Atelier Printing has already published 3 artists (Van Arno, Anthony Ausgang, and Germizm) making this the fourth box and FIRST time a deceased artist’s works will be available in this collectable format!
Modern Multiples – the living legacy of master printmaker Richard Duardo – IS STILL PRINTING and has decided to co-publish this edition by producing the archival prints in-house. Approximately 7″ x 7″, the artwork inside is printed with Ultrachrome HD inks on 100% rag, acid-free paper. The colors and quality of these prints are begging to be in a mini frame! You can rotate out your favorite one whenever you please!
Modern Multiples and its crew would like to formally congratulate artist, legend, partner and friend Frank Romero for his continued success and recent peak in renown as he celebrates his life work in several locations with concurrent shows “Dreamland” at MOLAA (Museum of Latin American Art), “Soñando en East Los” at CalState LA’s Fine Art Gallery and “Soñando en Califas” at Eastern Projects in Chinatown’s Blossom Plaza.
DREAMLAND @ MOLAA:
It was a real pleasure to see an LA Chicano artist in MOLAA. Modern Multiples team Lisa Duardo and Montana Mills get an early bird hello in with Romero outside MOLAA by the car show at the Opening Reception on Saturday Feb. 11th, 2017.
Show on exhibition until May 21st. Get your tickets here.
CSULA Fine Art Gallery, which recently hosted Modern Multiples’ own “Richard Duardo: Artist and Master Printmaker” in October 2016, now houses a concurrent show of works on paper for Frank Romero. In fact, Romero has produced a lot of limited editions in his life and many were thanks to the many studios Richard Duardo owned and operated. For example, “The Closing of Whittier Boulevard” to the left was printed by Aztlan Multiples, one of Modern Multiples’ predecessors.
This show is still open as well until March 10th, 2017. Free to visit. View location and time availability here.
SOÑANDO en CALIFAS @ EASTERN PROJECTS:
Lastly, a wonderful show that’s already come down, “Soñando en Califas” at Eastern Projects in Chinatown’s Blossom Plaza was a timely show for Romero which preceded the openings at MOLAA and CSULA. The mere fact that Frank had enough artwork to fill Eastern Projects while so much of his body of work was already curated into a museum and a university’s fine art gallery is stunning. His life’s work is a rooted, vibrant depiction of the Los Angeles Chicano experience.
Don’t miss out on attending the retrospectives still on display! He’s surely in another iteration of fame! In his own words, “I’ve been around so long I’ve been famous six times.” Think this makes 7, Frank! Congratulations.
Statement of Provenance:
Re: March 6,7,8 2009 Hampton Coliseum, Virginia (3 Colorways)
In January 2009, an order for a few thousand screen printed Phish posters came to Modern Multiples. Modern Multiples hired out a third party screen printer, Superb Graphics, to help fill the order. Since Modern Multiples remained an active party in the creation of this print, Modern Multiples retained several APs (artist proofs) in it’s inventory.
Also, there exist two chops authenticating the prints. “PHISH”, in the shape of a fish, and “House” are both embossed on the bottom right hand corner.
The 3 colorways being sold currently on 1xRun and our Modern Multiples shop are, in fact, authentic prints from the same print run in 2009.