SERIGRAPHS: These are hand made fine art prints. Want to know exactly how they are made, then check out this Wildwood link!

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WILDWOOD PRINTS

Over the years, printer Alexander Wood has created over a dozen serigraph reproductions of images he enjoys. Some of them were Japanese woodblock prints, some old world maps and even a John Tenniel illustration. Some were editions with other cartoonists (Lynda Barry, Charles Burns). Some of these editions are still available and presented to the rcrumb.com site for the first time.

All of the editions are printed on archival paper with archival ink. All are hand-pulled and committed to the same quality that you enjoy in Crumb's editions.

THREE BEAUTIES by UTAMARO

Utamaro (1753-1806) is considered to have established the golden age of Ukiyo-e printing. He often depicted women — from mothers with babies to courtesans — in their comfortable and tranquil domiciles. He alone, of his contemporary ukiyo-e artists, achieved a national reputation during his lifetime. His sensuous female beauties generally are considered the finest and most evocative bijinga in all of ukiyo-e. He succeeded in capturing subtle aspects of personality and transient moods of women of all classes, ages, and circumstances. His reputation has remained undiminished since; his work is known worldwide, and he is generally regarded as one of the half-dozen greatest ukiyo-e artists of all time.

For more on Utamaro, click on this Wikipedia link.

Three Beauties by Utamaro
11 colors to create an edition of 100 prints. Titled and numbered in pencil.
Image size 14.5" x 21.5" Archival cream Paper size 22 x 30.

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GIRL WITH PIPE by UTAMARO

10 colors were printed to create an edition of 80 prints. Titled and numbered in pencil. Image size 14.5" x 21.5"  Archival cream Paper size 22 x 30. 

$85 each

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PENSIVE LOVE by UTAMARO

9 colors were printed to create this edition of 200 prints. Titled and numbered in pencil. Image size 16" x 24"  Archival cream Paper size 22 x 30. 

$85 each

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RAINSTORM by HIROSHIGE

Hiroshige (1797 – 1858) was last of the great traditional ukiyo-e masters. Whereas Utamao drew interior scenes, Hiroshige devoted his art to landscapes. For more on Hiroshige, click on this link to Wikipedea.

Rainstorm by Hiroshige
11 colors were used (two of them blends) to create this serigraph edition of 125 prints. Each print is numbered and titled in pencil. The image is 15" x 24" inches. The white archival paper is 22" x 30."

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GREAT WAVE by HOKUSAI

Hokusai (1760 - 1849) is considered one of the great masters of the ukiyo-e printing period. He is known for his landscapes but started his career doing portraits of courtasans and actors. He also excellled in shunga (erotic) drawings. Since travel within Japan became very popular within his lifetime, he began to make prints of all the special tourist sites throughout Japan. His most famous series is Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji, of which his best known work, The Great Wave, is one.


Great Wave by Hokusai
8 colors were printed (including the sky blend) to create this serigraph edition of 160 prints. The image is 24" x 16." The archival cream paper is 30" x 22."

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BULLFINCH by HOKUSAI

11 colors (including 2 blends) were used to print this serigraph edition of 200 prints. The image size is 17" x 24." The white archival paper is 22" x 30."

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OLD WORLD MAP by JOHN SPEED

John Speed (1552-1629) is probably the most famous cartographer from any period. His double hemispheric world map (published in 1626) was by far the most detailed and informative world map in English in it's time and printed for decades after his death. It is reproduced here with 15 colors to create an edition with 200 prints. The image size is 24" x 18." The cream archival paper is 30" x 22." Each print is titled and numbered in pencil.

$85 each

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND by JOHN TENNIEL

John Tenniel's illustrations worked so well with Lewis Carroll's story of Alice in Wonderland, that Carroll was forced to collaborate with Tenniel for his second book Through the Looking Glass. The two men, both perfectionists and both determined, did not get along throughout their first book together. In fact, Carrol swore he would never work with Tenniel again. But after an extensive search for an illustrator for the second book proved to be unsuccessful, Carrol was forced to return to Tenniel. Tenniel only agreed to work on the project with certain provissions, and that included editorial powers which Carrol was so reluctant to relinquish. And throughout the second book, Tenniel did edit, and even removed certain characters that did not lend themselves to illustration. It's interesting to note that both men, who created the most popular children's book in history, were childless. I've taken John Tenniel's illustration of Alice, put a Victorian border around it and added some color to create this serigraph edition of 200 prints.


Alice in Wonderland by John Tenniel
9 colors were used (some of them overlapping to create additional shades of color) to create this serigraph edition of 200 prints. The image size is 19" x 24." The white archival paper size is 22 x 30."
Each print is titled and numberd in pencil.

$85 each

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NAKED LADIES by LYNDA BARRY

I printed this edition of Lynda Barry's book cover in 1995. We used over 20 colors (including a varnish on top of each card) to create this serigraph edition of 200 prints. The book, Naked Ladies, Naked Ladies, Naked Ladies, were Lynda's stories of growing up and being introduced to the topics of sex and nudity. Each illustration of each naked lady was drawn on a playing card, and the complete illustratoins comprised a full deck of cards. Lynda and I selected our favorite 20 cards and arranged them for our first editoin together. As a printer, I did a great job; but as a publisher, I failed her. In fact, this is the first time this edition is being properly offered to the public.

Each print is numbered, dated and signed by Lynda Barry. The image size is 18" x 26". The white archival paper is 22" x 30."

$180 each

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