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.
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 and includes FREE Shipping and Handling within the Continental US.
Exhibition posters from the Lebowski Cycle Exhibition
Exhibition posters of The Oath of the Horatii, from the Lebowski Cycle Exhibition are also still available 28.00. (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.
A list of prints and posters can be found the main menu bar.
The Taking of Christ (After Caravaggio) • Joe Forkan 2012, Conté crayon and graphite over etching and aquatint on paper, 13.25" x 23.75"
From the Laguna Art Museum website: “This stylish event will showcase works of art from over 100 premier California artists, which will be sold during a fast-paced live auction as well as an exciting silent auction. Attendees will have the opportunity to support the museum’s extraordinary education and exhibition programs by adding prestigious works of art by California artists to their collection.”
The Art Auction Preview begins Tuesday 31st, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 .p.m. at the Laguna Art Museum. Admission to the Preview is free.
The Art Auction is 6:00-9:00 Saturday Feb. 4, 2012. More info can be found on the Laguna Art Museum’s Auction website.
This reworked early stage etching is included in the Laguna Art Museum’s Auction 2012. The etching has been underway for some time and the final stage is being printed right now.