Medium: Woodcut Dimensions: 15 x 19 1/2 inches (image) Signature: Signed Artist details: 1963 Edition: AP of 5
Recommended by Paige (Collections Manager): "For me, Ecuadorian artist Paula Barragán is a master of the everything-all-at-once style and Volcán Pichincha is an excellent large-scale example. This woodcut shows the artist's hometown of Quito on the hillside of the volcano. How does one capture a city in a volcanic eruption? With everything all at once. Barragán includes the people, the buildings, the cars, the dogs, crabs and birds. She uses text, boats and skulls, she compresses space and creates a ladder to the top of the volcano, smoke becomes arrows or faces in the sky. I have recently been thinking about Barragan's work since the New York Times published one of her works in April 2020 with her writing, ¿De quién es la culpa? (Who is to blame? or Whose fault is it?) about the pandemic and environment. In Volcán Pichincha as with the new piece, I see Barragán grappling with as many elements as possible to describe a moment or to understand why."
Medium: Intaglio Dimensions: 10 x 12 inches (image) 16 1/2 x 20 inches (sheet) Signature: Signed Artist details: Ecuadorian, 1963 Date finished: 2005 Edition: EV of 30
Recommended by Rebecca(GalleryManager): This print speaks to me of Latin American folklore and mysticism. Paula Barragán’s work has a beautiful, narrative quality combined with colors and textures of her culture. Here there are only a few identifiable details - a bicycle, a dog, a person - but the story seems much larger.
Medium: Color lithograph Dimensions: 15 x 22 1/2 inches (image and sheet) Signature: Signed Artist details: Japanese, 1940 Date finished: 1965 Edition: Presentation proof Reference: Tamarind 31351 Condition: inscribed "...for PAPA Bernie"
Series: Sequential Portfolio Medium: Serigraph Dimensions: 26 x 19 inches Artist details: American, 1930 - 2020 Date finished: 1972 Edition: of 200 Publisher: Sanmore Editions, N.Y.
Recommended by Emma (Marketing & Communications Manager): "Anusckiewicz uses color and form to create a striking composition filled with optical illusion. The piece features an irresistible candy-colored palette so challenging for the eyes and brain that it seems to vibrate on the paper. The precisely printed two-dimensional planes of color create the illusion of three dimensions, while the color blocks of the background blend together visually to create a rainbow gradient. This print is simple yet full of surprises."
Medium: Woodcut, monotype Dimensions: 48 x 37 inches (image/sheet) Signature: Signed Artist details: American, 1925 - 2016 Date finished: 1978 Edition: 17/100 Reference: Summers, 151 Condition: Lightly faded and heavily hinged with double sided tape around the whole perimeter
Medium: Woodcut Dimensions: 30 x 30 inches (image/sheet) Signature: Signed Artist details: American, 1925 - 2016 Date finished: 2010 Edition: 9/100 Reference: Summers 255
Recommended by Emma (Marketing & Communications Manager): "It's unusual for Carol Summers, known for his bold color palettes, to create a monochromatic woodcut. In our increasingly digital world, the RGB version of indigo permeates our lives as the go-to color for hyperlinks and other mundane digital functions. In Las Cascadeas De Tamasopo Summers reminds me of indigo's richness and beauty. This print makes me crave the pigment and everything I associate with it - summertime, Mediterranean waters, ceramics painted by hand. I feel enthralled as if I am seeing color for the first time."