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Because none are alike, “Finger Prints” have always been a dominant and descriptive metaphor for all my work. Their total uniqueness says to me, “if no two finger prints are alike, why would one assume any thing else would be alike”?

Over a four year period I collected these prints from the most interesting and diverse woman I could meet. The criteria, use your right index finger and your favorite color. The intent is to show (as an example), if you are in the yellow family, none of you are alike, yet you are all yellow. All the finger prints are original and are from the actual individual.

The portraits were sketched in pen and ink directly from life. No poses. They have been collected from all over the world.
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FINGERPRINTS Collage

Ira Stein

United States

Collage, Paper on Paper

Size: 24 W x 30 H x 1.5 D in

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Because none are alike, “Finger Prints” have always been a dominant and descriptive metaphor for all my work. Their total uniqueness says to me, “if no two finger prints are alike, why would one assume any thing else would be alike”? Over a four year period I collected these prints from the most interesting and diverse woman I could meet. The criteria, use your right index finger and your favorite color. The intent is to show (as an example), if you are in the yellow family, none of you are alike, yet you are all yellow. All the finger prints are original and are from the actual individual. The portraits were sketched in pen and ink directly from life. No poses. They have been collected from all over the world.

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Collage:Paper on Paper

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:24 W x 30 H x 1.5 D in

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Ira Stein’s works confront issues that are difficult to talk about – sexual and physical abuse, social responsibility and what he feels is the dumbing down of society. As you will see, his works are bound together by his fascination with genetics and how it determines “all the shit you do.” His mantra, “Fuck Wisely” is a raw summation of his perspective on how society is evolving. Stein is a trained artist, a Vietnam veteran, former commercial airline pilot, and was a renown jeweler. With such an interesting and varied personal background, his works convey a well-rounded, multi-dimensional and inventive interpretation of the world surrounding him. His sculptures, mixed-media collages and figurative paintings all provide a glimpse into the psyche of an artist grasping with the notion of genetic essentialism viewed from the perspective of the troubled, vulnerable, and erotic female. Stein lives and works in Brentwood, California.

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