The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of UNCLE SKULKY

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Frank Boyden

Internationally known Oregon artist, Frank Boyden first earned a national reputation as a ceramist, then as a sculptor and printmaker. Boyden's suite of 21 prints, The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of UNCLE SKULKY, recounts the trials and adventures of the artist's alter ego, Uncle Skulky. In this suite Uncle Skulky emerges from Boyden's psyche as a skeleton reminiscent of those in Mexican art created for the Day of the Dead, and the haunting ghosts figured in Japanese eighteenth and nineteenth century woodblock prints. Boyden, like many European artists such as Holbein, Goya, Ensor, Redon and Rouault, is mindful of the futility of humankind's struggles and vanitas when faced with the ineluctability of our mortality. With wit, charm, sarcasm, and a touch of vulgarity, the artist, in the guise of Uncle Skulky, pokes fun at contemporary society, current events and in general the plight of humanity. Boyden's masterful handling of drypoint and spitbite lend an elegance and benevolence to the rambunctious escapades of Uncle Skulky.

The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of UNCLE SKULKY : The transfiguration of Uncle Skulky at Davidson Galleries

Frank Boyden

The transfiguration of Uncle Skulky

Medium: Drypoint, spitbite, and hand coloring
Year: 2003
Edition : Edition of 12
Size: 7 x 4-7/8 inches
Price: $1600.00

The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of UNCLE SKULKY : The transcendence of Uncle Skulky at Davidson Galleries

Frank Boyden

The transcendence of Uncle Skulky

Medium: Drypoint, spitbite
Year: 2003
Edition : Edition of 15
Size: 7-1/8 x 5 inches
Price: $1600.00

The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of UNCLE SKULKY : Uncle Skulky is accosted by a few of his demons at Davidson Galleries

Frank Boyden

Uncle Skulky is accosted by a few of his demons

Medium: Drypoint, spitbite and hand coloring
Year: 2003
Edition : Edition of 15
Size: 9 x 7 inches
Price: $2000.00
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The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of UNCLE SKULKY : Uncle Skulky holds the human heart at Davidson Galleries

Frank Boyden

Uncle Skulky holds the human heart

Medium: Drypoint, aquatint and hand coloring
Year: 2003
Edition : Edition of 16
Size: 7 x 5 inches
Price: $1600.00

The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of UNCLE SKULKY : Uncle Skulky appears to James Ensor and mocks him with a fake nose at Davidson Galleries

Frank Boyden

Uncle Skulky appears to James Ensor and mocks him with a fake nose

Medium: Drypoint, line etching, and spitbite
Year: 2003
Edition : Edition of 15
Size: 5 x 4 inches
Price: $1600.00

The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of UNCLE SKULKY : As Uncle Skulky slips his image into the 56th playing card, I remember my father saying, "always kill the closest snake first" at Davidson Galleries

Frank Boyden

As Uncle Skulky slips his image into the 56th playing card, I remember my father saying, "always kill the closest snake first"

Medium: Drypoint
Year: 2003
Edition : Edition of 12
Size: 4 x 3 inches
Price: $1600.00

The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of UNCLE SKULKY : Once again Uncle Skulky loses his head in the dark at Davidson Galleries

Frank Boyden

Once again Uncle Skulky loses his head in the dark

Medium: Drypoint, and aquatint
Year: 2003
Edition : Edition of 14
Size: 6 x 7 inches
Price: $1600.00

The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of UNCLE SKULKY : Of all the hideous possibilities Skulky finds himself forgotten in a stinking symbol-ridden reliquary at Davidson Galleries

Frank Boyden

Of all the hideous possibilities Skulky finds himself forgotten in a stinking symbol-ridden reliquary

Medium: Drypoint
Year: 2003
Edition : Edition of 14
Size: 7 x 6 inches
Price: $1600.00

The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of UNCLE SKULKY : In a convulsion of patriotism Uncle Skulky blows upon a bugle at Davidson Galleries

Frank Boyden

In a convulsion of patriotism Uncle Skulky blows upon a bugle

Medium: Drypoint, spit bite
Year: 2003
Edition : Edition of 13
Size: 4-1/2 x 5-7/8 inches
Price: $1100.00

The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of UNCLE SKULKY : The resplendent Uncle Skulky leers from behind his curtain of stars as his dolled-up and pompous detractors,  like fetid bits of odium,  gather to mock him at Davidson Galleries

Frank Boyden

The resplendent Uncle Skulky leers from behind his curtain of stars as his dolled-up and pompous detractors, like fetid bits of odium, gather to mock him

Medium: Drypoint, aquatint, spitbite and hand coloring with water color and colored pencils
Year: 2003
Edition : Edition of 16
Size: 7-7/8 x 7-1/4 inches
Price: $2000.00

The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of UNCLE SKULKY : Uncle Skulky poses as Rembrandt&rsquols mother

Frank Boyden

Uncle Skulky poses as Rembrandt&rsquols mother's mother

Medium: Line etching, sugar lift
Year: 2003
Edition : Edition of 12
Size: 3 x 3 inches
Price: $1100.00

The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of UNCLE SKULKY : The possession of Uncle Skulky at Davidson Galleries

Frank Boyden

The possession of Uncle Skulky

Medium: Drypoint, aquatint
Year: 2003
Edition : Edition of 15
Size: 8 x 7-3/8 inches
Price: $2000.00

The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of UNCLE SKULKY : Uncle Skulky beckons the artist from his mirror of illusions at Davidson Galleries

Frank Boyden

Uncle Skulky beckons the artist from his mirror of illusions

Medium: Drypoint, aquatint and spitbite
Year: 2003
Edition : Edition of 16
Size: 5 x 7 inches
Price: $1600.00
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The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of UNCLE SKULKY : Horny old Uncle Skulky gets so screwed up he starts to disintegrate at Davidson Galleries

Frank Boyden

Horny old Uncle Skulky gets so screwed up he starts to disintegrate

Medium: Drypoint
Year: 2003
Edition : Edition of 11
Size: 5-1/2 x 5-1/8 inches
Price: $1100.00
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The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of UNCLE SKULKY : Uncle Skulky is overcome as he leers at an exquisite exhibition of an old friend at Davidson Galleries

Frank Boyden

Uncle Skulky is overcome as he leers at an exquisite exhibition of an old friend

Medium: Drypoint, aquatint and hand coloring with graphite, watercolor and colored pencils
Year: 2003
Edition : Edition of 14
Size: 4-3/4 x 7 inches
Price: $1600.00

The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of UNCLE SKULKY : That pompous, arrogant,  copycat Uncle Skulky sells out another exhibition at Davidson Galleries

Frank Boyden

That pompous, arrogant, copycat Uncle Skulky sells out another exhibition

Medium: Drypoint, spitbite
Year: 2003
Edition : Edition of 15
Size: 5 x 7 inches
Price: $1600.00
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The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of UNCLE SKULKY : Uncle Skulky confronts a very bad idea at Davidson Galleries

Frank Boyden

Uncle Skulky confronts a very bad idea

Medium: Drypoint, spit bite
Year: 2003
Edition : Edition of 10
Size: 6-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches
Price: $1100.00

The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of UNCLE SKULKY : The shadow of Uncle Skulky skulking or the voyeur of the vapors at Davidson Galleries

Frank Boyden

The shadow of Uncle Skulky skulking or the voyeur of the vapors

Medium: Drypoint, spitbite
Year: 2003
Edition : Edition of 11
Size: 5-7/8 x 6-1/2 inches
Price: $1600.00

The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of UNCLE SKULKY : Uncle Skulky examines some fluff at Davidson Galleries

Frank Boyden

Uncle Skulky examines some fluff

Medium: Drypoint
Year: 2003
Edition : Edition of 15
Size: 4-1/2 x 5 inches
Price: $1100.00

The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of UNCLE SKULKY : Uncle Skulky is confounded by the results of his speaking in tongues at Davidson Galleries

Frank Boyden

Uncle Skulky is confounded by the results of his speaking in tongues

Medium: Drypoint, spitbite, and hand coloring
Year: 2003
Edition : Edition of 14
Size: 4-5/8 x 7 inches
Price: $1600.00

The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of UNCLE SKULKY : The betrothal of Uncle Skulky at Davidson Galleries

Frank Boyden

The betrothal of Uncle Skulky

Medium: Drypoint
Year: 2003
Edition : Edition of 17
Size: 9 x 4-3/4 inches
Price: $1600.00