Actualites: GOP Follows Trump Into Heavy Seas by Art Hazelwood

Actualites: GOP Follows Trump Into Heavy Seas by Art Hazelwood

Actualites: GOP Follows Trump Into Heavy Seas

Art Hazelwood

Title

Actualites: GOP Follows Trump Into Heavy Seas

 
Artist

Art Hazelwood

  1961 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
2018  
Technique
screenprint 
Image Size
14 1/8 x 12 5/16" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
3/7 (I) 
Annotations
pencil dated and editioned, lower right and left 
Reference
 
Paper
cream wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
ARHA190 
Price
$200.00 
Description

Art Hazelwood continues a long tradition with his printmaking - commenting on current events using a visual language. Honoré Daumier, Thomas Rowlandson, and Francisco Goya are just a few of the printmakers that had a major influence on the public of the time, sometimes masking the content with the images to avoid official wrath, sometimes holding nothing back, parodying and satirizing the culture, subcultures and individuals of the day.

Honoré Daumier created over 4000 lithographs and 1000 woodengravings, most for publications in Paris in the mid 1850s, one almost every day, that would often be done in series satirizing the king, lawyers, doctors, thieves, politicians, etc.

Hazelwood pays homage to Honoré Daumier's political satire series of 288 images for "Actualites" (published in Le Charivari in the mid 19th century Paris), to comment on current American culture. The text in the lower margin reads, "Donald, are you sure about this?" and includes the Daumier format with the publishing and printing information in the lower left and right.