February 18, 2010

New piece with Retna: "Collige, Virgo, Rosas"

This is a new commission piece I finished recently with Retna for Nick Cassavetes. I painted the girl based on a photo we took, Retna then added the halo and text designs in the background. The title of the piece comes from the text in the halo, which is an old Latin phrase:

Collige, virgo, rosas dum flos novas et nova pubes et memor esto aevumsic properare tuum.
Pick, girl, the flowers while they are still fresh and the youth is new, remembering that the time goes by.

February 17, 2010

New Print with Retna - "The Conductor"

I have a collaborative print with Retna that's just been released this week, The Conductor. Printed by master printer Karen Fiorito who also did the outstanding work on my "Song of Songs" print.
This is a detail from the large mural that Retna and I painted last year in Miami during Art Basel/Primary Flight on the side of the Margulies collection building.
It's a four color serigraph with one gold metallic, one silver metallic, one white and one black printed on grey, 22x30" Stonehenge archival paper.
Edition of 50, signed and numbered.
$250 unframed/ $500 framed
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