James Dean LA Original Serigraph.(165 views)
Description: James Dean LA. Original serigraph in an edition of only 250 knowns as James Dean LA (Los Angeles), and or Nuclear Christ. This original serigraph is also part of the LACMA collection. Hand signed in graphite in the lower right; embossed seal in the lower left. Printed on heavy paper. Very difficult rare poster to find today. James Dean is just one of the famous actors that were illustrated by Duardo in several different styles; similar to Andy Warhol who also exhibited with this artist. About the artist: Richard Durardo (Maestro of Pop) grew up in the Boyle Heights section of East Los Angeles. He received his formal art education from Pasadena City College where he specialized in printmaking. In 1973 he transferred to the University of California, Los Angeles where he earned a B.A. in graphic design in 1976. Duardo spent 1977 as an apprentice to master printer Jeff Wasserman and in 1978 he founded Hecho en Aztlán, the first Chicano-owned serigraphy studio in Los Angeles. It was here that Duardo would first collaborate with other artists such as Carlos Almaraz and John Valadez to produce a series of prints. Duardos entrepreneurship into art is not exclusive to printmaking; he has arranged the publishing of the works of the late fashion editor Antonio López and has ventured as far as launching an independent record label and a furniture design business. After exploring other ventures such as these, Duardo branched out from his original serigraph business to create Future Perfect Publishing, a contract silkscreen pint studio. Other offshoots include Art and Commerce and Modern Multiples, Inc. Duardos graphic design and expert skill in printmaking is internationally recognized and he has been called the best serigraph artist in Los Angeles. In 1988 the California Arts Council named him Artist of the Year. Along with printmaking, Duardo has been commissioned for commercial art projects, including album covers for musicians such as Jackson Browne and Yanni. The image features James Dean holding a rifle over the back of his shoulders as a on looking peasant style woman looks at him admiration.
Condition Report: Excellent condition original serigraph. Ready to frame. Note that this original serigraph is not linen backed.
Notes: A gallery Certificate of Authentication with the image embedded come with this artwork.
Dimensions: 22" x 30"
Artist or Maker: Richard Saul Duardo.
Exhibited: LACMA. This is part of LACMA's permanent collection.
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