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Paul Pope Diesel Prints / Serigraphs for Sale

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Update: These have sold. Thanks for all the interest and help in spreading the word.

Given the amount of projects we have planned this year, and our hesitation to dip our toes into crowd-sourced funding, I find myself at a point where I’m ready to part with some of the collection.

We are selling two limited, beautiful, Paul Pope serigraphs that were created by Axelle Editions during his work with Diesel.

Both have been stored in their original shipping tubes since they were received. I recently opened both to inspect and photograph. I will go into further detail of each below. I am also using some information about each print from illustrator/designer/collector Jakob Westman. Jakob is a great resource and is allowing me to use the information, for which we thank him.

I thought I’d first offer these here before trying ebay.

Paul Pope Diesel Light Trailer Print / Serigraph

I agree with Jakob (see below) that this print is even greater than expected. The inks are LUSCIOUS and ooze Pope. Due to the size of the print, I did not unroll it fully. The print comes wrapped around a tube, within the shipping tube, and used bubble wrap to center, so it was very protected. (Since I didn’t unwrap this print fully, if a defect is found on the upper portion of the print, I will adjust/refund accordingly.)

From Jakob Westman:
Light Trailer by Paul Pope.
Paul Pope did a special museum quality 12 color silkscreen print called Light Trailer with Axelle Arts in 2006. The print was nominally commissioned as a birthday gift for Diesel owner Renzo Rosso, but there was also a retail edition available online and at NYC area Diesel stores.
This is the Holy Grail of my print collection. I was looking for it for a long, long time, and when I finally got my hands on it I was overwhelmed. It was even greater than I had hoped.

Size: 112 x 142 cm (44 x 56 inches)
Edition: 125
Number: 29
Price: $550
Shipping: Buyer’s preference and responsibility
Shipping weight: 5 lb.

Photos (mine, Jakob’s, interenet):

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Paul Pope Diesel Rose Print / Serigraph

While this is a nice print, my opinion is that is pales a bit when compared with Light Trailer. First, it’s smaller (which actually might be a good thing.) Second, it’s more of an “uncoated” print as opposed to the “coated-ness” of Light Trailer. Also, I noticed a vey slight ding to the upper left corner, so I am discounting accordingly.

From Jakob Westman:
Rose by Paul Pope
A 12-color screenprint which I *think* was done as a 51st birthday present to Diesel Industries’ founder, Renzo Rosso in 2006. Not 100 % sure though. The screenprint has a nice and weird glow-in-the-dark print to the right of Rose’s elbow.
Size: 85,5 x 81 cm (36.7 x 32 inches)

Edition: 25
Number: 21
Price: $475
Shipping: Buyer’s preference and responsibility
Shipping weight: 3 lb.

Photos (mine):

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Thanks. Any questions, feel free to ask.

State of the Art

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Last weekend I was fortunate enough to be asked by Sterling Hundley if I’d like to accompany him to the State of the Art show at the Delaware Art Museum.

Spending time with Sterling at an illustration event? Color me yes.

I guess the first thing that really hit me was how gracious everyone was. I guess the years and years of being “low brow” (or what have you) made me not think a state run museum would be interested in illustration or the publisher’s who publish them. But that was far from the case. So, a big, BIG thank you to everyone involved. I had a fantastic time. Here’s a few snippets of the trip…

Curated by David Apatoff, I thought the show did a wonderful job of linking the threads of Howard Pyle to the current generation of image makers. I was lucky enough to take in David’s talk about the show, which gave even more details into his thinking on the curation. I especially liked with David asked me which online comic maker could be associated with Howard Pyle. I gave it some thought, and eventually came up with Kate Beaton, as she is the queen of the internets…

I’ve never known all that much about Howard Pyle… so to suddenly be thrust into his collection of originals, sketches and history was quite amazing. I need to learn more about the man.

Another joy was meeting John Cuneo for the first time. Having barely known his work prior to the show (my fault), I enjoyed his WoodyAllenEsque personality and the ties we had via comic books. It was a pleasure for him to ask for my card, only for my to reply I didn’t have one. You see, having just moved, I haven’t created new ones, and I don’t know if I could put my hands on my old ones if I had to… but this only fired his flames. I promise to mail John a new card once I have them.

Yet another nice surprise was the Hotel Dupont. Frequent readers of my blog will know I cherish traveling and the staying within hotels. At least the good ones. Celebrating their 100 year birthday this year, the place was a feast for the eyes… in more ways than you can imagine. They had original Pyles and Wyeths throughout the building. Hell, they even had some drawings for sale. When we opened the hotel room door the scent of whisky beckoned us to enter…

Bernie Fuchs originals? O.M.G… And I got to meet his daughter!

Since most everyone involved was/is an illustration nut, we also made time to run over to Wyeth Museum in Chadds Ford, PA. We honestly were the last ones to leave, with them shutting the doors pretty much right after us. Man… A Wyeth can feed the soul.

The State of the Art show is up until June 1st… so if you are in driving distance, please make the trip. You will be glad you did.

More photos…


Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

We’re proud to announce that the AdGallery is Go!

A few weeks before SPX we contacted most of the creators that we have a somewhat regular relationship. We offered to represent them as a virtual and show/festival gallery of sorts. So, we had three send us a few original works and prints right off the bat. Please go check out what’s available at the site.

To tease you a bit, here’s some images:

We’ll post with updates as they happen. Ars longa vita brevis!