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Walton Ford

Swadeshi-cide, 1998; La Historia Me Absolvera, 1999; Benjamin's Emblem, 2000; Tale of Johnny Nutkin, 2001; Compromised, 2003; and Visitation, 2004

The complete series of six etchings in colors, on Somerset Satin paper, with full margins.
Edition 43/50 + 12AP
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Phillips

all I. 35 3/4 x 23 7/8 in. (90.8 x 60.6 cm)
all S. 44 x 30 5/8 in. (111.8 x 77.8 cm)

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all I. 35 3/4 x 23 7/8 in. (90.8 x 60.6 cm)
all S. 44 x 30 5/8 in. (111.8 x 77.8 cm)

From the Catalogue:
When the bird and he book disagree, believe the bird.
-John James Audubon
—Courtesy of Phillips

Signature
All signed, dated and numbered 43/50 in pencil (there were also 12 artist's proofs), published by Blue Heron Press, New York, all framed.
Walton Ford
American, b. 1960
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Turning the work of naturalist and painter John James Audubon on its head, Walton Ford imbues the flora and fauna in his own watercolors and prints with sex, violence, and melodrama. His aim is to satirically comment on the history of colonialism, slavery, and other forms of oppression. The beauty and naturalism of his meticulously rendered scenes belie their comedic grotesqueness. As he explains, “I think that there’s almost no subject that you can’t treat with some humor, no matter how brutal it can seem.”

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About the work
P
Phillips

all I. 35 3/4 x 23 7/8 in. (90.8 x 60.6 cm)
all S. 44 x 30 5/8 in. (111.8 x 77.8 cm)

From the …

Read more

all I. 35 3/4 x 23 7/8 in. (90.8 x 60.6 cm)
all S. 44 x 30 5/8 in. (111.8 x 77.8 cm)

From the Catalogue:
When the bird and he book disagree, believe the bird.
-John James Audubon
—Courtesy of Phillips

Signature
All signed, dated and numbered 43/50 in pencil (there were also 12 artist's proofs), published by Blue Heron Press, New York, all framed.
Walton Ford
American, b. 1960
Follow

Turning the work of naturalist and painter John James Audubon on its head, Walton Ford imbues the flora and fauna in his own watercolors and prints with sex, violence, and melodrama. His aim is to satirically comment on the history of colonialism, slavery, and other forms of oppression. The beauty and naturalism of his meticulously rendered scenes belie their comedic grotesqueness. As he explains, “I think that there’s almost no subject that you can’t treat with some humor, no matter how brutal it can seem.”

Walton Ford

Swadeshi-cide, 1998; La Historia Me Absolvera, 1999; Benjamin's Emblem, 2000; Tale of Johnny Nutkin, 2001; Compromised, 2003; and Visitation, 2004

The complete series of six etchings in colors, on Somerset Satin paper, with full margins.
Edition 43/50 + 12AP
Bidding closed
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