Warrington Colescott Fracas at Calamity’s Place Signed Lithograph


Warrington Colescott
Fracas at Calamity’s Place – 1969
Print – Lithograph   29.5” x 22.5”
Edition: Signed in pencil, titled, dated and marked 32/40

Unframed in Very Good Condition


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This print draws very heavily on the influence of Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec and is moulin rouge paintings

Working in that area which he calls “..that black zone between tragedy and high comedy, where with a little pull or push one way or the other you can transmute screams into laughter…” Colescott examines the society of today, its virtues and its inequities. To strengthen satire, he juxtaposes humor and violence; to reinforce a comment on a current situation, he makes use of historical reference.

The prints show his mastery of numerous technical printing processes. Employing additive and subtractive techniques, the final result is a printed collage. He uses various methods to apply color, relying on relief and spot inking, careful wiping, and the use of stencil techniques to achieve proper color density, balance and registration.

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Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 35 × 5 × 4 in
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