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Warrington Colescott Famous American Riots II Railroad 1969 Limited Edition Lithograph

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Warrington Colescott
Famous American Riots II : Railroad – 1969
Print – Lithograph on wove paper 31” x 23”
Edition: signed in pencil and marked 9/40

Availability: In stock

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Colescott somehow manages to turn the ugly race riots of the 1880s into a beautifully colorful composition of modern art.

Working in that area which he calls “..that black zone between tragedy and high comedy, where with a little pull or push one way or the other you can transmute screams into laughter…” Colescott examines the society of today, its virtues and its inequities. To strengthen satire, he juxtaposes humor and violence; to reinforce a comment on a current situation, he makes use of historical reference.

The prints show his mastery of numerous technical printing processes. Employing additive and subtractive techniques, the final result is a printed collage. He uses various methods to apply color, relying on relief and spot inking, careful wiping, and the use of stencil techniques to achieve proper color density, balance and registration.

The humor is bittersweet; the images are thought-provoking, the quality of the printmaking is outstanding.

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 38 × 4 × 4 in
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