The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of Uncle Skulky - 2004

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FRANK BOYDEN (American, b. 1942)
The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of Uncle Skulky - 2004
This artist book features a suite of 21 intaglio prints and one self-portrait intaglio print of the artist enclosed in Uncle Skulky’s skull, together with two original drawings. Notes, titles, and various lines of verse by the Norse poet, Egil Skallagrimsson, accompany each print. The sheets are bound in a cover featuring an original lacquer drawing by the artist. Letterpress type is Centaur and Arrighi. The book is bound as s drum-leaf binding with a leather and linen drop-away spine and is housed in a linen and silk lined, drop-spine box. Colophon signed and numbered by the artist. Edition 4/6. 15 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches, boxed. P.O.R.

The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of Uncle Skulky - 2004 : Linen and silk lined, drop-spine portfolio box at Davidson Galleries

Frank Boyden

Linen and silk lined, drop-spine portfolio box

The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of Uncle Skulky - 2004 : Portfolio book cover - front at Davidson Galleries

Frank Boyden

Portfolio book cover - front

The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of Uncle Skulky - 2004 : Portfolio book cover - back at Davidson Galleries

Frank Boyden

Portfolio book cover - back

The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of Uncle Skulky - 2004 : Self-portrait intaglio print at Davidson Galleries

Frank Boyden

Self-portrait intaglio print

The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of Uncle Skulky - 2004 : 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

The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of Uncle Skulky - 2004 : 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

The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of Uncle Skulky - 2004 : 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

The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of Uncle Skulky - 2004 : The betrothal of Uncle Skulky at Davidson Galleries

Frank Boyden

The betrothal of Uncle Skulky

The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of Uncle Skulky - 2004 : 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

The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of Uncle Skulky - 2004 : Uncle Skulky confronts a very bad idea at Davidson Galleries

Frank Boyden

Uncle Skulky confronts a very bad idea

The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of Uncle Skulky - 2004 : 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

The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of Uncle Skulky - 2004 : Uncle Skulky examines some fluff at Davidson Galleries

Frank Boyden

Uncle Skulky examines some fluff

The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of Uncle Skulky - 2004 : 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

The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of Uncle Skulky - 2004 : Uncle Skulky holds the human heart at Davidson Galleries

Frank Boyden

Uncle Skulky holds the human heart

The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of Uncle Skulky - 2004 : 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

The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of Uncle Skulky - 2004 : 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

The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of Uncle Skulky - 2004 : 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

The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of Uncle Skulky - 2004 : 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"

The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of Uncle Skulky - 2004 : 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

The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of Uncle Skulky - 2004 : Uncle Skulky poses as Rembrandt

Frank Boyden

Uncle Skulky poses as Rembrandt's mother

The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of Uncle Skulky - 2004 : The possession of Uncle Skulky at Davidson Galleries

Frank Boyden

The possession of Uncle Skulky

The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of Uncle Skulky - 2004 : 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

The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of Uncle Skulky - 2004 : 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

The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of Uncle Skulky - 2004 : The transcendence of Uncle Skulky at Davidson Galleries

Frank Boyden

The transcendence of Uncle Skulky

The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of Uncle Skulky - 2004 : The transfiguration of Uncle Skulky at Davidson Galleries

Frank Boyden

The transfiguration of Uncle Skulky

The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of Uncle Skulky - 2004 : Drawing 1 at Davidson Galleries

Frank Boyden

Drawing 1

The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of Uncle Skulky - 2004 : Drawing 2 at Davidson Galleries

Frank Boyden

Drawing 2