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Printmaking: Lithograph on Paper.
I’m pleased to announce the publication of Eye Chart (2019), a fundraising print I have self-produced with Derriere L’Etoile Studios to benefit the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). I’ll be donating 50% of each sale directly to this critically important organization, with the balance covering the production costs.
The idea for Eye Chart emerged after the results of the 2016 U.S. presidential election and its immediate aftermath, as well as an ongoing contemplation of the qualities shared by some of the most abominable leaders of recent history—Bashar al-Assad, Omar al-Bashir, Adolf Hitler, Saddam Hussein, Benito Mussolini, Vladimir Putin, Joseph Stalin, Donald Trump, and Mao Zedong. My intention was that through the creation of this print something positive could emerge from their visages which could then benefit one of our most important nonprofit organizations, the ACLU. Graphically the work was inspired by 19th century anatomical illustrations, Venetian carnival masks, and the iconic cover designs for George Orwell's classic book 1984. Based on a painting, this four-color lithograph was produced in close collaboration with Maurice Sanchez and his acclaimed lithography shop D.L.E. who worked with me to translate the original image into its final form.
Eye Chart, 2019
Four-color lithograph on Somerset Velvet Soft White 300g
Paper / Image size: 17 ½ x 9 ¼ inches (44.5 x 23.5 cm)
Produced by the artist in collaboration with Derriere L’Etoile Studios, New York
Edition of 30
Signed, numbered and dated by the artist in pencil on recto.
For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation's guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and the laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country. With more than 3 million members, activists, and supporters, the ACLU is a nationwide organization that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., to safeguard everyone's rights.