Voodoo of the Western World by Marvin Lowe

Voodoo of the Western World by Marvin Lowe

Voodoo of the Western World

Marvin Lowe

Title

Voodoo of the Western World

 
Artist

Marvin Lowe

  1922 - 2010 (biography)
Year
1972  
Technique
color mixed technique intaglio with screenprinting 
Image Size
23 3/4 x 24 3/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil signed, lower right 
Edition Size
XIV/XXV (14/25) 
Annotations
pencil titled, dated, and editioned 
Reference
Lakeside ML1621S; Smithsonian AAM 1973.187.4; Ruble, page 111, illustrated in color. 
Paper
heavy white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
Lakeside Press 
Inventory ID
18636 
Price
$450.00 
Description

Marvin Lowe, who played saxophone with Artie Shaw's band as a youth, was another printmaker who studied experimental intaglio with Mauricio Lasansky at Iowa, at the advice of artist/friend and fellow jazz musician, Larry Rivers. He earned his MFA in printmaking at Iowa in 1960.

"Voodoo of the Western World" is a multicolor intaglio with scraping, printed in grey, brown, purple, orange, and three shades of red. This impression was printed and published by the artist and The Lakeside Studio, (blindstamp lower right). The screenprints, a series of color hexagons, printed at the outer edges of the composition, were printed by Lowe in his studio.

An impression of this print is illustrated in color on page 111 of "The Print Renaissance in America: A Revolution", 2015, by Ronald Ruble. ISBN: 978-0-9861109-1-7.