nine blue poppies

nine blue poppies

Description: This is the first attempt at the medium of woodcut by the artist. It is monumental in scale and took the artist months to cut the block. Based on an original gouache painting with the same title, the artist describes his motivatons for making the image in the following statment: "My 'nine blue poppies' woodcut project began as a gouache study for a large painting. Over the last fourteen years I have made a number of paintings of things that grow on my property, either in my garden, or wild in the landscape. Last year was a good year for our poppy plants; the flowers were large and particularly malevolent. There were six main thoughts in my mind when I decided to try to use these flowers for a painting: their dark beauty, the color blue, our current wars in the middle east, the anti war poetry of the first world war in Europe, the heroin trade, and one of my favorite songs by Captain Beefheart, 'Veterans Day Poppy.' These thoughts kept combining and recombining in various forms of meanings, ironies, and paradoxes. I decided this would do for a start."
Dimensions: 54 x 40 inches (image)
Artist or Maker: Richard Ryan
Medium: woodcut, edition 25
Date: 2007
Condition Report: pristine
Provenance: Printed and published by Center Street Studio
Request more information


Accepted forms of payment: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Shipping: Shipping charges will be paid for by the buyer and are determined after the artwork is purchased and preferred shipping method is established.
Ships to: United States of America, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antarctica, Antigua and Barbuda, APO/FPO, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Austria, Azerbaijan Republic, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bouvet Island, Brazil, British Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde Islands, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling Islands), Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Croatia, Republic of (Hrvatska), Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, French Southern Territories, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Heard and McDonald Islands, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, North (People's Republic), Korea, South (Republic), Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan (Kyrgyz Republic), Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Other, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, S. Georgia and S. Sandwich Isls., Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and The Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia (Slovak Republic), Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Soviet Union (former), Spain, Sri Lanka, St. Helena, St. Pierre and Miquelon, Sudan, Suriname, Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, US Minor Outlying Islands, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City State (Holy See), Venezuela, Viet Nam, Virgin Islands (British), Virgin Islands (U.S.), Wallis and Futuna Islands, Western Sahara, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zaire, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Shipping: Shipping charges will be paid for by the buyer and are determined after the artwork is purchased and preferred shipping method is established.
Taxes: State sales tax of 6.25% will be charged only to shipments made to residents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, USA. All taxes and duties are the responsibility of the buyer for shipments made to foreign countries.
View full terms and conditions

Seller Details

Center Street Studio

Ships from Milton, MA, US