Alison Saar: Two New Prints from “Copacetic”

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Alison Saar: Two New Prints from “Copacetic”

Dec 22 — Mar 1, 2021

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The gallery is pleased to announce the release of two new multi-block linocuts by Alison Saar from her acclaimed series “Copacetic,” published by our colleagues at Mullowney Printing. Both original multiples pictured here will be available at pre-publication pricing through January 15, 2021. For additional details or to pre-order your edition, contact gallery director Anton Stuebner.

Alison Saar
The Trotters (above) and The Queen of the 88s (below) from “Copacetic,” both 2021
All works from “Copacetic” are multi-block linocuts on handmade Japanese Hamada Kozo paper, inked by hand and editioned on Mullowney Printing’s Dufa Manual Offset Lithography Press, in an edition of 20, plus 5 artist proofs. Signed and numbered on the recto in pencil. Published by Mullowney Printing, San Francisco. Sheet: 19 1/2 x 18 inches unframed

Pre-publication price: $2,100
After January 15, 2021: $2,400
To be released in March 2021

About “Copacetic:”
First published in 2019, “Copacetic” is a suite of eight multi-block linocuts on handmade Hamada Kozo, backed with Sekishu Kozo, based on images created by Saar in 2018 for the 125th Street subway station in New York City. Saar expanded her original project, Hear the Lone Whistle Moan, and created “Copacetic,” a panoramic scene of imagined dancers, singers, musicians, and patrons from the historic 1930s and 40s Harlem Renaissance. Saar notes that her work is inspired by “the many great African American artists of the Harlem Renaissance that had active printmaking practices, such as Elizabeth Catlett, Hale Woodruff, and Aaron Douglas.”

Alison Saar. The Trotters, 2021, linocut