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The Lebowski Cycle – New Painting and Upcoming California Exhibition of the Lebowski Cycle

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The Incredulity of Saint Thomas (after Caravaggio) • Joe Forkan 2014 Oil on Linen 72″ x 40″

l am pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition of The Lebowski Cycle at College of the the Canyons Art Gallery in Santa Clarita, CA, from Oct 28 – Dec 10, 2014.

There will be an opening reception and artist talk Tuesday, October 28th from 2-5 pm, as well as a closing reception from 3-7 pm on Dec 6th.

The exhibition will include all 14 of the original large scale paintings from the Lebowski Cycle, plus a recently completed 15th painting from 2014, The Incredulity of Saint Thomas, seen here.

Hours and directions to the gallery can be found here.
 
I’ll be posting additional information about the show and more about this painting soon.
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Detail • The Incredulity of Saint Thomas (after Caravaggio) • Joe Forkan 2014 Oil on Linen 72″ x 40″

 

Lebowski Cycle limited edition Giclée prints available now

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I am pleased to announce that limited edition prints of all 14 original paintings for the Lebowski Cycle are now available for purchase. I have worked closely with the printer to make sure of the clarity and color accuracy of the prints. The giclées are printed with archival pigmented inks on heavy stock, Ultrasmooth Rag paper.

Prints are available in 2 sizes, each printed in very limited editions. Each print is signed and numbered by the artist and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

A portfolio edition including prints of all 14 original paintings is also available.

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Lebowski Cycle Limited Edition Giclée Print Portfolio Edition

Features archival pigment prints of all 14 original paintings from The Lebowski Cycle.

Portfolios are available in a  Limited edition of 10, and come in an archival clamshell case.

A limited edition etching, exhibition posters, and exhibition catalogs are also available.

For more information click here.

The Lebowski Cycle at Flecker Gallery, Selden, New York • Extended until Dec 2, 2013 •

A new exhibition of paintings from the Lebowski Cycle opens next week at the Flecker Gallery in Selden, New York. I am working to finish printing limited edition giclees of many of the paintings, which should be available soon. Catalogs from the show will also be available. Please check back or leave your email address in the comments section and I will email you with information when they are available.

The Raft of the Medusa (After Géricault) • Joe Forkan 2011, oil on linen, 84" x 144"

The Raft of the Medusa (After Géricault) • Joe Forkan 2011, oil on linen, 84″ x 144″

The Flecker Gallery is pleased to announce that it will host The Lebowski Cycle: Paintings by Joe Forkan from October 17 through December 02, 2013.

An opening reception and gallery discussion will take place on Thursday, October 17 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The event is open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

The Lebowski Cycle: Paintings by Joe Forkan
October 17 – November 12, 2013

Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 10AM until 3PM.  For additional information, please call 631-451-4093 or visit fleckergallery.org

 
Matthew Neil Gehring
Gallery Director and Curator, Flecker Gallery
Suffolk County Community College
Ammerman Campus
533 College Road
Selden, NY 11784

Paintings from the Lebowski Cycle

The Death of Marat (After David) • Joe Forkan 2008, oil on linen, 96" x 58"

The Death of Marat (After David) • Joe Forkan 2008, oil on linen, 96″ x 58″

I’ve had a few requests to put all of the original 14 paintings from The Lebowski Cycle into one post. So, here they are. The source paintings and more info about the Cycle can be found deeper in this blog.

It looks like there will be a couple of exhibits of the original paintings coming up in the next year, one in California, and one in New York. Check back for more info.

Also, I’ll be printing some limited edition giclee prints in the near future. Send me an email if you want to be notified when they are available.

Oath of the Horatii • Joe Forkan 2006-2010 Oil on Linen 72" x 40"

Oath of the Horatii • Joe Forkan 2006-2010 Oil on Linen 72″ x 40″

 

The Lamentation • Joe Forkan 2006-2011 Oil on Linen 72" x 40"

The Lamentation • Joe Forkan 2006-2011 Oil on Linen 72″ x 40″

 

Sacred and Profane Love (After Titian) • Joe Forkan 2011 oil on linen, 72" x 40" (182.88 cm x 101.60 cm)

Sacred and Profane Love (After Titian) • Joe Forkan 2011 oil on linen, 72″ x 40″ (182.88 cm x 101.60 cm)

 

The Agony in the Garden (After Carracci)• Joe Forkan 2006-2011 oil on linen, 76" x 48" (193.04 cm x 121.92)

The Agony in the Garden (After Carracci) • Joe Forkan 2006-2011 oil on linen, 76″ x 48″ (193.04 cm x 121.92)

 

The Deposition from the Cross (After Pontormo) • Joe Forkan 2011, oil on linen, 72" x 40"

The Deposition from the Cross (After Pontormo) • Joe Forkan 2011, oil on linen, 72″ x 40″

 

Baptism of Christ (After Carracci) • Joe Forkan 2011, oil on linen 24” x 38"”

Baptism of Christ (After Carracci) • Joe Forkan 2011, oil on linen 24” x 38″”

 

Supper at Emmaus (After Caravaggio) • Joe Forkan 2006-2009 oil on linen 96"x 38"

Supper at Emmaus (After Caravaggio) • Joe Forkan 2006-2009 oil on linen 96″x 38″

 

The Raft of the Medusa (After Géricault) • Joe Forkan 2011, oil on linen, 84" x 144"

The Raft of the Medusa (After Géricault) • Joe Forkan 2011, oil on linen, 84″ x 144″

 

Venus • Joe Forkan 2011, oil on linen, 72" x 50"

Venus • Joe Forkan 2011, oil on linen, 72″ x 50″

 

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Wanderer above the Sea of Fog (After Friedrich) • Joe Forkan 2009, oil on linen, 80″ x 48″

 

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The Taking of Christ (After Caravaggio) • Joe Forkan 2009, oil on linen, 72″ x 40″

 

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Ecce Homo (After Guercino) • Joe Forkan 2009, oil on linen, 72″ x 40″

 

Jester (After Velazquez's Portrait of Pablo de Valladolid) • Joe Forkan oil on linen, 48" x 76" (121.92 cm x 193.04 cm)

Jester (After Velazquez’s Portrait of Pablo de Valladolid) • Joe Forkan oil on linen, 48″ x 76″ (121.92 cm x 193.04 cm)

New work from The Lebowski Cycle – Limited edition etching of The Taking of Christ

The Taking of Christ (After Caravaggio) • Joe Forkan 2012, etching and aquatint with soft ground on 100% cotton acid-free paper, 13.25″ x 23.75″ image size, 19″ x 30″ sheet size

New work from the Lebowski Cycle! This hand-pulled print (etching and aquatint with soft ground) is based on the painting “The Taking of Christ”, which references Caravaggio’s painting of the same name. This is the first of several paintings from the Lebowski Cycle that I am going to tackle as prints.

I’ve had a lot of people ask if this was a photo etching of the painting. It isn’t. The image is drawn by hand and printed by hand. The process demands a very different approach to building images than painting does, and lends itself to a very different range of possibilities. Working in black and white also creates a different feel, which I was very interested in exploring.

The edition is printed on 100% cotton paper in a hand pulled edition of 30. Each print is signed and numbered. The price is $300.00 plus a small shipping fee ($15.00 in the continental US), and will be available beginning this week from Black Irish Press.

Exhibition posters from the Lebowski Cycle Exhibition

Exhibition posters of The Oath of the Horatii, from the Lebowski Cycle Exhibition are also still available at Black Irish Press for $30.00 (The posters include FREE Shipping and Handling within the Continental US).

The poster is an 18 X 25.25 Digital Offset Print –  Limited Edition of 200 – Signed and Numbered by the Artist.

The link to the Black Irish Press sales page is here.