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1980s

Street scene
crucifixion
faces
bicycle rider
alcoholism
watering hole
The Nativity
The Alchemy of Words
brown mask
Figurative drawing
Figurative ink washes
Charity
pool side
cripple
three human assemblages
Family in the forest
stadium seating
Doggie
family
My enemies
Greek village
Parthenon
hanged man
loneliness
lewd blue
Naval activity
Versace design element
old seductress
puppeteer
heads
disembodied heads
heads
METRO
visitation
Matador
Mark Twain
Brown paper bag
Leonard Baskin (copy)
DIS - after Leonard Baskin

Pen and ink copy after one of my favorite artists growing up- Leonard Baskin. Baskin illustrated Dante's: The Divine Comedy. Seems a sin this masterpiece, issued in three huge slip cased volumes in 1969, is still obtainable for under $100. 

"A wondrous thing it was to see his head,

 Wearing three faces."

                                       Inferno  XXXIV, 35-36

 

The three unfortunate souls condemned to eternal gnawing in the mouth of Dis are: Judas, Brutus and Cassius.

after Leonard Baskin
Dante's Inferno quotation

A pen and ink copy after another illustration by Leonard Baskin for Dante's "The Divine Comedy" translated by Thomas G. Bergin, Grossman Publishers, New York 1969.

Dante's Inferno quotation
after Leonard Baskin - Angels
Leonard Baskin: Death among the Thistles 1959

LEONARD BASKIN

Death Among the Thistles

1959

Medium

Wood engraving

Dimensions

composition: 6 x 8 1/16"

sheet: 11 7/16 x 18 1/4"

Edition

not limited

 I think the above wood engraving ranks up there with Edvard Munch's The Scream as one of the most memorable images of the last 150 years. A minority opinion. Original prints still come up occasionally for sale and seldom go for more than $500. Baskin seems  sorely undervalued... 

gruesome killer
Die bitch
Dante
abstract / figurative
dreamscape
Blue personage
red and black
the moon
pensive
sublimation
concentration
black ink wash
couple
crescent moon
very early drawing
Spirits
Blondie and the penis tree
red lip
three jin
Zanzibar
boy and girl
oil pastel portrait
man and woman
vanitas
Pink and Black
blue man
beer

"We're gonna have a TV party tonight
All right!
We've got nothing better to do
than watch TV and have a couple of brews"
Black Flag (1981)

mausoleum
1960's road trip
street scene Washington, DC
Crane operator
the man hunt
Vesalius anatomy of penis

After Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564)

origami paper
painted linoleum cut

Painted Linoleum cut

haunting heads
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