Saturday, September 13, 2008

Sparkasse : New Print For Keep Calm Gallery

Sparkasse, a new print by Matthew Rose from LALANDE DIGITAL ART PRESS PARIS for Keep Calm Gallery, (UK), is now available. The print, in an edition of 50, signed and numbered by the artist, measures 38 x 27 cm, with a border of 4 cm on 300 gram acid-free archival paper. Printed on the Epson 9600 by master printer Robert Ruscoe, Sparkasse is the seventh print the artist has produced for Keep Calm, three of which have sold out.

Sparkasse, "savings bank" in German, was originally exhibited at Galerie Rossella Junck in Berlin. The piece is part of the suite from the exhibition entitled A KICK IN THE KUNST. The artist's next exhibition is THE END OF THE WORLD, the inaugural exhibition at Wm Turner Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, opening 18 September.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Ricardo Bloch: Huckleberry Dick

Huckleberry Dick began as a collage work by Ricardo Bloch in 1995, and has now been published as a facsimile of the original, in a limited-edition of 250 copies, printed by Lalande Digital Art Press.

Copies are available directly from the author for only 15€ plus shipping.

Using the classic glue and scissors technique, during an obsessive spell in a cabin by Lake Superior in the summer of 1995, Ricardo blended Classics Illustrated adaptations of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Moby Dick. Starting with page one, and using two copies of each comic book, Ricardo advanced page by page until the climactic page 48. Images and/or fragments of text were cut and pasted to create a seemingly seamless hybrid story. The task was facilitated, or in fact made possible, because both Huckleberry Finn and Moby Dick are first person narratives that recount tales of personal discovery, of boats and water, and of a friendship with a man of color.

It may not completely surprise those that have read the books, that the coupling of the two stories has brought to light the subliminal homoerotic themes underlying their narratives.

Click here now to purchase your copy of the very collectible Huckleberry Dick.