"BEYOND RECOGNITION" STONE
LITHOGRAPH by CHARLES BURNS.
Edition of 100!
By now Charles Burns is recognized
in both the comics and the fine art fields. Comics fans
know him for his long-running Black Hole series
from Kitchen Sink Press and Fantagraphics,
Curse of the Molemen, Blood Club
and contributions to such underground comix as Death Rattle,
Dope Comix and Freak Show. The disturbing
image of an insect-man in underwear, tied to a tree and threatened
by a snake is straight out of horror comics tradition, with a
dash of Freud. But Burns has been in numerous galleries and exhibits
over the years and is respected and accepted in the fine art
community. Perhaps only cartoonists R. Crumb and Robert
Williams share that distinction.
In 1992 Burns produced this stone lithograph,
called "Beyond Recognition." A stone litho is produced
by drawing with a lithographic crayon directly on to a specially
prepared large flat stone, from which only limited reproductions
can be pulled. This image was printed by hand directly onto Rives
BFK white 100% rag paper. After only 100 lithos were pulled,
then signed & numbered by Burns, the stone image was
"effaced" (destroyed) making further editions impossible.
The size of the image is 15 inches x 21
inches. The trim size of the paper is 19" x 25". Exceptionally
rare and almost impossible to find on the market. Shipped flat
with plenty of protective cardboard. $750.00
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