Behind the Eight Ball by Edmond Casarella

Behind the Eight Ball by Edmond Casarella

Behind the Eight Ball

Edmond Casarella

Title

Behind the Eight Ball

 
Artist
Year
1960  
Technique
color paper relief print 
Image Size
15 1/8 x 22" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
proof; outside the edition of 10 
Annotations
titled & dated 
Reference
illustrated, page 27 in Woodcuts of Fifteen American Cities from the Business Week Collection 
Paper
soft absorbent laid paper 
State
published 
Publisher
Business Week to illustrate its "Business America" series 
Inventory ID
NC174 
Price
$3,500.00 
Description

This image was commissioned by 'Business Week' magazine to be used in a limited edition book of 3000, published in 1963 by McGraw-Hill to illustrate its "Business America" series. The publication was titled "WOODCUTS of Fifteen American Cities From the Business Week Collection." It promoted "Business / New Patron of the Arts" with a forward noting business patronage over the years and noted "From 1960-1962 Business Week commissioned fourteen prominent woodcut artists to illustrate its 'Business America' series."

Casarella created three color blockprints using his paper relief method (technically not all 'woodcut') for the series, one for Denver and the other two for Detroit, from which this image was selected. Detroit was illustrated in a full-color reproduction on page 27 of WOODCUTS of Fifteen American Cities From the Business Week Collection.

Behind the Eight Ball is a loose depiction of the eight cylinder engine, was a tribute to the city of Detroit - the "Free Wheeling City of Brains and Brawn. Detroit...The Motor Capital. Birthplace of mass production. Home of the transportation titans who have put America on wheels."