Michael Spafford | Selected woodcuts

Michael Spafford (b. 1935) has been a major force in the Northwest art community as a painter and printmaker since the 1960’s.  Influenced by his studies in art history at Harvard University, (particularly of the epics), and later by the muralists while he lived in Mexico, his emphasis has been on Greco-Roman mythology as an avenue of expression about contemporary culture.  He continually finds new inspiration and perspectives for fresh imagery, resulting in extended series for The Labors of Hercules, the Iliad, the Odyssey, and other mythologies surrounding Europa, and Romulus and Remus. Visually the figures are compressed into two dimensions, with no modeling, turning them into flat forms and patterns, stylized to the point of abstraction.

Michael Spafford’s work will be the subject of three different and concurrent gallery exhibitions in Seattle.  Davidson Galleries is proud to be part of the Epic Works project, along with Greg Kucera Gallery and Woodside/Braseth Gallery.  Each will focus on different mythologies or mediums.  Davidson Galleries will present  Spafford’s large scale original prints.

 

Exhibition Opening: April 5th, 6-8 PM - Artist will be in attendance from 6-6:45 PM during the opening.

Artist walk through: Saturday, April 21st, 2-3 PM.

 

 

Michael Spafford : The 12 Labors of Hercules at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

The 12 Labors of Hercules

Year: 2018
Edition : 10
Size: 20-3/4 x 56-1/4 inches
Description: Woodcut based on the proposed drawing for a mural in the House of Representatives Olympia Washington in 1982
Sold as a set of two. Please inquire.

Michael Spafford : Gigantomachy at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

Gigantomachy

Medium: Oil based woodblock print on paper
Year: 2018
Edition : 10
Size: 20-3/4 x 56-1/4 inches
Please Inquire

Michael Spafford : Romulus and Remus III at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

Romulus and Remus III

Medium: Oil based woodblock print on paper
Year: 2010
Size: 26-1/4 x 20-1/4 inches
Price: $950.00
Full set of three $2600 unframed

36 Labors of Hercules : I Slaying of the Nemean Lion at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

I Slaying of the Nemean Lion

Series: 36 Labors of Hercules
Medium: Oil based woodblock print on paper
Year: 2010
Size: 32-1/4 x 16-1/4 inches
Price: $1100.00
Full set of twelve $12,000.

36 Labors of Hercules : II Vanquishing the nine-headed at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

II Vanquishing the nine-headed

Series: 36 Labors of Hercules
Medium: Oil based woodblock print on paper
Year: 2010
Size: 32-1/4 x 16-1/4 inches
Price: $1100.00
Full set of twelve $12,000.

36 Labors of Hercules : III Capturing the marauding Erymanthian Boar at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

III Capturing the marauding Erymanthian Boar

Series: 36 Labors of Hercules
Medium: Oil based woodblock print on paper
Year: 2010
Size: 32-1/4 x 16-1/4 inches
Price: $1100.00
Full set of twelve $12,000.

36 Labors of Hercules : IV Chasing down the fleet, golden-horned Ceryneian Hind at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

IV Chasing down the fleet, golden-horned Ceryneian Hind

Series: 36 Labors of Hercules
Medium: Oil based woodblock print on paper
Year: 2010
Size: 32-1/4 x 16-1/4 inches
Price: $1100.00
Full set of twelve $12,000.

36 Labors of Hercules : V Cleaning the dung out of the Augean Stables at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

V Cleaning the dung out of the Augean Stables

Series: 36 Labors of Hercules
Medium: Oil based woodblock print on paper
Year: 2010
Size: 32-1/4 x 16-1/4 inches
Price: $1100.00
Full set of twelve $12,000.

36 Labors of Hercules : VI Destroying the vicious, iron-beaked Stymphalian Birds at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

VI Destroying the vicious, iron-beaked Stymphalian Birds

Series: 36 Labors of Hercules
Medium: Oil based woodblock print on paper
Year: 2010
Size: 32-1/4 x 16-1/4 inches
Price: $1100.00
Full set of twelve $12,000.

36 Labors of Hercules : VII Subduing the Mad Bull of Crete at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

VII Subduing the Mad Bull of Crete

Series: 36 Labors of Hercules
Medium: Oil based woodblock print on paper
Year: 2010
Size: 32-1/4 x 16-1/4 inches
Price: $1100.00
Full set of twelve $12,000.

36 Labors of Hercules : VIII Abolishing the flesh-eating Mares of Diomedes at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

VIII Abolishing the flesh-eating Mares of Diomedes

Series: 36 Labors of Hercules
Medium: Oil based woodblock print on paper
Year: 2010
Size: 32-1/4 x 16-1/4 inches
Description: 36 Labors of Hercules
Price: $1100.00
Full set of twelve $12,000.

36 Labors of Hercules : IX Stealing the jewel-encrusted belt from Hippolyte, the Queen of the Amazons at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

IX Stealing the jewel-encrusted belt from Hippolyte, the Queen of the Amazons

Series: 36 Labors of Hercules
Medium: Oil based woodblock print on paper
Year: 2010
Size: 32-1/4 x 16-1/4 inches
Price: $1100.00
Full set of twelve $12,000.

36 Labors of Hercules : X Obtaining the Cattle of Geryon at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

X Obtaining the Cattle of Geryon

Series: 36 Labors of Hercules
Medium: Oil based woodblock print on paper
Year: 2010
Size: 32-1/4 x 16-1/4 inches
Price: $1100.00
Full set of twelve $12,000.

36 Labors of Hercules : XI Crushing the immortal giant Antaeus at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

XI Crushing the immortal giant Antaeus

Series: 36 Labors of Hercules
Medium: Oil based woodblock print on paper
Year: 2010
Size: 32-1/4 x 16-1/4 inches
Price: $1100.00
Full set of twelve $12,000.

36 Labors of Hercules : XII Kidnapping the three-headed hound of Hell, Cerberus, or Confronting Death at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

XII Kidnapping the three-headed hound of Hell, Cerberus, or Confronting Death

Series: 36 Labors of Hercules
Medium: Oil based woodblock print on paper
Year: 2010
Size: 32-1/4 x 16-1/4 inches
Price: $1100.00
Full set of twelve $12,000.

The Odyssey : The Odyssey I at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

The Odyssey I

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2008
Edition : 10
Size: 12 x 20 inches
Price: $1100.00

The Odyssey : The Odyssey III at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

The Odyssey III

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2008
Edition : 10
Size: 12 x 20 inches
Price: $1100.00

The Odyssey : The Odyssey IV at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

The Odyssey IV

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2008
Edition : 10
Size: 12 x 20 inches
Price: $1100.00

The Odyssey : The Odyssey V at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

The Odyssey V

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2008
Edition : 10
Size: 12 x 20 inches
Price: $1100.00

The Odyssey : The Odyssey VI at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

The Odyssey VI

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2008
Edition : 10
Size: 12 x 20 inches
Price: $1100.00

The Odyssey : The Odyssey VII at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

The Odyssey VII

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2008
Edition : 10
Size: 12 x 20 inches
Price: $1100.00

The Odyssey : The Odyssey IX at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

The Odyssey IX

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2008
Edition : 10
Size: 12 x 20 inches
Price: $1100.00

The Odyssey : The Odyssey X at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

The Odyssey X

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2008
Edition : 10
Size: 12 x 20 inches
Price: $1100.00

The Odyssey : The Odyssey XII at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

The Odyssey XII

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2008
Edition : 10
Size: 12 x 20 inches
Price: $1100.00

The Odyssey : The Odyssey XIII at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

The Odyssey XIII

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2008
Edition : 10
Size: 12 x 20 inches
Price: $1100.00

The Odyssey : The Odyssey XIV at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

The Odyssey XIV

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2008
Edition : 10
Size: 12 x 20 inches
Price: $1100.00

The Odyssey : The Odyssey XVI at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

The Odyssey XVI

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2008
Edition : 10
Size: 12 x 20 inches
Price: $1100.00

The Odyssey : The Odyssey XVII at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

The Odyssey XVII

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2008
Edition : 10
Size: 12 x 20 inches
Price: $1100.00

The Odyssey : The Odyssey XVIII at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

The Odyssey XVIII

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2008
Edition : 10
Size: 12 x 20 inches
Price: $1100.00

The Odyssey : The Odyssey XXI at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

The Odyssey XXI

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2008
Edition : 10
Size: 12 x 20 inches
Price: $1100.00

The Odyssey : The Odyssey XXII at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

The Odyssey XXII

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2008
Edition : 10
Size: 12 x 20 inches
Price: $1100.00

The Odyssey : The Odyssey Complete Series at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

The Odyssey Complete Series

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2008
Edition : AP
Signature: Signed
Size: Each sheet 12 x 20 inches
Price: $24000.00

The Iliad : The Iliad I at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

The Iliad I

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2004
Edition : 10
Size: 12 x 20 inches
Price: $1100.00

The Iliad : The Iliad II at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

The Iliad II

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2004
Edition : 10
Size: 12 x 20 inches
Price: $1100.00

The Iliad : The Iliad IV at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

The Iliad IV

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2004
Edition : 10
Size: 12 x 20 inches
Price: $1100.00

The Iliad : The Iliad V at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

The Iliad V

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2004
Edition : 10
Size: 12 x 20 inches
Price: $1100.00

The Iliad : The Iliad VI at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

The Iliad VI

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2004
Edition : 10
Size: 12 x 20 inches
Price: $1100.00

The Iliad : The Iliad VII at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

The Iliad VII

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2004
Edition : 10
Size: 12 x 20 inches
Price: $1100.00

The Iliad : The Iliad VIII at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

The Iliad VIII

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2004
Edition : 10
Size: 12 x 20 inches
Price: $1100.00

The Iliad : The Iliad X at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

The Iliad X

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2004
Edition : 10
Size: 12 x 20 inches
Price: $1100.00

The Iliad : The Iliad Complete Series at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

The Iliad Complete Series

Medium: Woodcut
Year: 2004
Edition : 10
Size: Each sheet 12 x 20 inches
Price: $24000.00

The 12 Labors of Hercules : The 12 Labors of Hercules Complete Set at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

The 12 Labors of Hercules Complete Set

Series: The 12 Labors of Hercules
Medium: Oil based woodblock print on paper
Year: 2001
Size: 26 x 25-1/5 inches
Price: $12500.00

The 12 Labors of Hercules : I Slaying of the Nemean Lion at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

I Slaying of the Nemean Lion

Series: The 12 Labors of Hercules
Medium: Oil based woodblock print on paper
Year: 2001
Size: 26 x 25-1/5 inches
Price: $1150.00

The 12 Labors of Hercules : II Vanquishing the nine-headed at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

II Vanquishing the nine-headed

Series: The 12 Labors of Hercules
Medium: Oil based woodblock print on paper
Year: 2001
Size: 26 x 25-1/5 inches
Price: $1150.00

The 12 Labors of Hercules : III Capturing the marauding Erymanthian Boar at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

III Capturing the marauding Erymanthian Boar

Series: The 12 Labors of Hercules
Medium: Oil based woodblock print on paper
Year: 2001
Size: 26 x 25-1/5 inches
Price: $1150.00

The 12 Labors of Hercules : IV Destroying the vicious, iron-beaked Stymphalian Birds at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

IV Destroying the vicious, iron-beaked Stymphalian Birds

Series: The 12 Labors of Hercules
Medium: Oil based woodblock print on paper
Year: 2001
Signature: Signed
Size: 26 x 25-1/5 inches
Price: $1150.00

The 12 Labors of Hercules : V Chasing down the fleet, golden-horned Ceryneian Hind at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

V Chasing down the fleet, golden-horned Ceryneian Hind

Series: The 12 Labors of Hercules
Medium: Oil based woodblock print on paper
Year: 2001
Size: 26 x 25-1/5 inches
Price: $1150.00

The 12 Labors of Hercules : VI Cleaning the dung out of the Augean Stables at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

VI Cleaning the dung out of the Augean Stables

Series: The 12 Labors of Hercules
Medium: Oil based woodblock print on paper
Year: 2001
Size: 26 x 25-1/5 inches
Price: $1150.00

The 12 Labors of Hercules : VII Subduing the Mad Bull of Crete at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

VII Subduing the Mad Bull of Crete

Series: The 12 Labors of Hercules
Medium: Oil based woodblock print on paper
Year: 2001
Size: 26 x 25-1/5 inches
Price: $1150.00

The 12 Labors of Hercules : VIII Abolishing the flesh-eating Mares of Diomedes at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

VIII Abolishing the flesh-eating Mares of Diomedes

Series: The 12 Labors of Hercules
Medium: Oil based woodblock print on paper
Year: 2001
Size: 26 x 25-1/5 inches
Price: $1150.00

The 12 Labors of Hercules : IX Stealing the jewel-encrusted belt from Hippolyte, the Queen of the Amazons at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

IX Stealing the jewel-encrusted belt from Hippolyte, the Queen of the Amazons

Series: The 12 Labors of Hercules
Medium: Oil based woodblock print on paper
Year: 2001
Size: 26 x 25-1/5 inches
Price: $1150.00

The 12 Labors of Hercules : XI Crushing the immortal giant Antaeus at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

XI Crushing the immortal giant Antaeus

Series: The 12 Labors of Hercules
Medium: Oil based woodblock print on paper
Year: 2001
Size: 26 x 25-1/5 inches
Price: $1150.00

The 12 Labors of Hercules : XII Kidnapping the three-headed hound of Hell, Cerberus, or Confronting Death at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

XII Kidnapping the three-headed hound of Hell, Cerberus, or Confronting Death

Series: The 12 Labors of Hercules
Medium: Oil based woodblock print on paper
Year: 2001
Size: 26 x 25-1/5 inches
Price: $1150.00

Michael Spafford : Romulus and Remus I at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

Romulus and Remus I

Medium: Oil based woodblock print on paper
Year: 2000
Size: 26-1/4 x 20-1/4 inches
Price: $950.00
Full set of three $2600

Michael Spafford : Romulus and Remus II at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

Romulus and Remus II

Medium: Oil based woodblock print on paper
Year: 2000
Size: 26-1/4 x 20-1/4 inches
Price: $950.00
Full set of three $2600 unframed

Leda and The Swan : Vertical Leda (3 stages) #1 at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

Vertical Leda (3 stages) #1

Medium: Oil based woodblock print on paper
Year: 1998
Edition : 5
Size: 26 x 20 inches
Price: $1100.00

Leda and The Swan : Vertical Leda (3 stages) #2 at Davidson Galleries

Michael Spafford (1935 -     )

Vertical Leda (3 stages) #2

Medium: Oil based woodblock print on paper
Year: 1998
Edition : 5
Signature: Signed
Size: 26 x 20 inches
Price: $1100.00