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 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.

2 thoughts on “New work from The Lebowski Cycle – Limited edition etching of The Taking of Christ

  1. Brian Gutierrez

    These are absolutely amazing . I’d like to purchase the Lamentation if possible . I also live in OC .
    Please advise on .

    Thanks a million !

    Brian Gitierrez
    714-270-6788

  2. Joe Forkan Post author

    Hi Brian,

    Shoot me an e-mail if you’re interested in an original, and I’ll send you prices.

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