The Dollar: From Death to Birth by Art Hazelwood

The Dollar: From Death to Birth by Art Hazelwood

The Dollar: From Death to Birth

Art Hazelwood

Title

The Dollar: From Death to Birth

 
Artist

Art Hazelwood

  1961 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
2013  
Technique
screenprints/ artist book 
Image Size
8 3/4 x 7 3/4" book size 
Signature
pencil signed on last image 
Edition Size
13 of 28  
Annotations
dated after signature 
Reference
 
Paper
Rising Stonehenge White 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
ARHA167 
Price
$450.00 
Description

This is an artist's book with an interactive cover design. Words by Arnie Passman and design and screenprints by Art Hazelwood. There are eight color screenprints within the covers and one on each cover. The book is designed with accordion folds to allow it to be opened fully.

The book can be also be viewed online on the artist's website. The introduction states:

"Berkeley poet Arnie Passman created a self-conscious Dollar, aware of its own dark past and uncertain future, in his text, The Dollar: From Death to Birth. The Dollar speaks of its mysterious and dark roots as it prepares for a final rest. Art Hazelwood, seeing a parallel in Passman's writings and in his own obsession with the personification of moneybags and dollar bills has created an artist book that contains equal parts farce and monstrosity.

The book cover incorporates the moveable head of the Dollar, which slides up and down devouring the various inhabitants of its domain. The one eyed Dollar-an American Cyclops-rampages through 500 years of history with all the savageness of the new currency on the block."