Requiem for Dionysus - The King (image three from the series) by Art Hazelwood

Requiem for Dionysus - The  King (image three from the series) by Art Hazelwood

Requiem for Dionysus - The King (image three from the series)

Art Hazelwood

Title

Requiem for Dionysus - The King (image three from the series)

 
Artist

Art Hazelwood

  1961 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
2003  
Technique
color linocut 
Image Size
24 x 18" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
17 of 20  
Annotations
pencil dated, editioned, and subtitled: "Reports have been brought to me." 
Reference
 
Paper
antique-white Japanese laid 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
ARHA114 
Price
$450.00 
Description
Art Hazelwood's suite of five prints, Requiem for Dionysos, is both political commentary and an illustrative homage to the Greek mythological character, Dionysos; however, the artist states: “The object is neither to exhibit a clear description of the play for to give a didactic statement of politics. There exists both a war within and, more and more, a war without.” While the five prints linked side by side tell a story, each print stands alone and is presented as a piece unto itself. “The King” is a linocut with some woodcut elements, made with four separate plates measuring 24" x 18". The edition size is twenty. The five images are titled Prophet, Tocsin, The King, Sanctimony and Requiem and a quote from The Bacchae accompanies each. (The first ten are bound in an accordion fold book format and numbers eleven through twenty are unbound. The book of all five prints bound in accordion format is also available. For more information, please contact the gallery.) Printmaker, painter, muralist, curator, and political activist Art Hazelwood received his BA in fine arts from UC Santa Cruz in 1983. He has participated in many group and solo exhibitions throughout the U.S. and abroad. Selected collections include: The Library of Congress (Wash. D.C.), Whitney Museum of Art (NY), New York Public Library Print Collection, Achenbach Collection, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Center for the Study of Political Graphics (LA), and others. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.