New Archival print Edition: "Spirit Animal Collective (Tinted)"

Now available in our web shop is a new limited edition COLOR version of our popular "Spirit Animal Collective" image.

"Spirit Animal Collective (Tinted)" is a limited edition of 150 signed and numbered archival digital prints on Somerset watercolor paper with deckled edges. Its 28 x 22 inches plus 3 inch white borders.

 

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The print is based on kozy's 2009 drawing "Spirit Animal Collective". The drawing was the culmination of kozy's 4 year-long "Unknown Portraits" project, which involved Kozy's nearly obsessive search through old photographs in junk shops from Australia to Spain to Northern England to San Francisco to our own backyard in Venice Beach (and more!).  Most of the drawings were the size of playing cards, but for the final artwork Kozy create a massive graphite rendering of a 1940's-era New Zealand primary school class photo.  In it she imagined the camera to reveal the spirit animal within each of the students.  This summer we decided to produce a colorized version reminiscent of old tinted photos (Dan's grandmother used to tint photos as a side job while raising her children) and this is the result.

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Spirit Animal Collective

24 x 36” unframed, 30 x 42” framed
Graphite on paper. 2009

The largest drawing kozy has done in the "Unknown Portraits" style to date. Little did we know that cameras, at least in early incarnations before the invention of modern film, did in fact capture a piece of one's soulwith each picture. Here is a class photo where all the students spirit animals have emerged to pose with their "bodies".

The artwork will appear in our upcoming exhibition at Magic Pony's Narwhal Art Projects in Toronto opening tomorrow, October 1st, 2009.

Even viewing LARGE doesn't really do it justice...

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