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Jeff Price @ Artists' Market  Extraordinary Art & Framing Gallery, featuring original M. C. Escher graphics, vintage bookplates, exquisite handcrafts & creative picture framing

Today, Father's Day June 17th, is Escher's 120th birthday, so we all have good reason to celebrate.
This is one of my favorite Escher graphics, a small and powerful wood engraving created just after the end of World War II.
The inscription on the original print is in Dutch, and it translates as 'We Shall Come Out of It!' This is in the same spirit as the phrase 'we shall overcome,' even though the use of the word 'shall' is a bit unusual, here it gives strength and emphasis to the emotion and the effort.

It was created just after The War, and the visual meaning is very strong. In Dutch, being 'down in a well' is an expression for depression, and in this print we see the huge effort involved in pulling oneself up out of darkness. Each line of the hand, every edge of the well, and all else is built up of small engraved black lines and white spaces. We understand the dimension, depth and contours through this masterful contrast of light and shadow. And who but Escher would invent a twisting, layered, eight-sided well?

Just a little more effort, a few more rungs on the ladder, and these strong hands will pull one out of the well, towards sunlight, towards trees, a house, and freedom.
This amazing print can be yours... with its original Dutch inscriptions, if you contact Artists’ Market in Norwalk.

#escher #mce #woodcut #woodengraving #engraving #eschernyc #well #freedom #weshallovercome #printmaking #dutch #norwalkct

CREAM, New Haven, October 11, 1968. Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, and Ginger Baker. Three musicians, solid rock. I hope my photos show the effort involved in creating that music! Now part of our Rockin’ Wall at Artists’ Market! #concertphotography #cream #ericclapton #newhaven #gingerbaker

The Grateful Dead from 1972 finally get their PRISMA frame on the wall at Artists’ Market. The design in the frame reminds me of dancing bears, or maybe notes floating... swipe for a detail. Playing in the band!
#gratefuldead #bobweir #europe72 #prisma #framing #concertphotography

Jimi Hendrix, Hunter College, 1968. I was 16 years old and ran up the stage to take this photo. Darkroom effects followed. In an exciting PRISMA frame. Only at Artists’ Market!
#prisma #framing #pictureframe #hendrix #jimihendrix #huntercollege #darkroom #solarization #concertphotography

“Sphere of Angels and Devils” based on M. C. Escher’s woodcut, created by The Escher Foundation... this is the only one I have ever seen, and you can see it at Artists’ Market in Uptown Norwalk.
#angelsanddemons #angels #sphere #escher #mcescher #norwalkct #devils #bats

The largest American exhibit of ESCHER has just opened in Industry City, Brooklyn. @eschernyc
#escher #eschernyc #reflection #brooklyn #industrycity

Just one of the many reflective experiences available in Brooklyn at the Escher exhibit in Industry City. @eschernyc
#escher #eschernyc #reflection #brooklyn #industrycity

“M. C.Escher: The Exhibit and Experience” is now in Brooklyn until next year. So much to see, such as these angels and devils showing off their symmetry! This show will make you want to come to the Escher Gallery at Artists’ Market and see even more in Norwalk.
#symmetry #Brooklyn #Industrycity
#eschernyc #escher #angels

Bookplate by J. W. Spenceley for the New Theater of New York in 1907. The theater was the most expensive flop in New York’s theater history, closing after just two seasons in their gorgeous theater on Central Park West. At least this remarkable engraving was preserved! It is framed in an antique embossed celadon celluloid mat complimenting the print’s design. #newyork #newyorktheater #spenceley #engraving #bookplate #celluloid #celadon

Ex Libris Andy Warhol, in Elsa Schiaparelli’s memoir, “Shocking Life”, with the advertising art Warhol created for Schapiarelli’s fashions in 1953. The Warhol Ex Libris was affixed to books from his library when they were sold after his death. This is going into a pink-sided shadowbox tomorrow at Artists’ Market. Do you want to own this? Give us a call before Andy’s pink unicorn vanishes!
#warhol #schiaparelli #unicorn #fashion #framing #shadowbox #exlibris #bookplate #library

Bringing back the 1876 committee! They were almost lost forever, but Photoshop rescued and resurrected them! I’m proud that I was able to do this in-house... just think how impossible that would have been in the twentieth century!
#photoshop #restoration #photorestoration #framing

Bill Campbell crystalline glazed ceramics are a perfect wedding and will always look great in your home or someone else’s. The question is: which one? Every piece is unique and all are extraordinary... that’s why they are at Artists’ Market in Uptown Norwalk. A new collection arrived today!
#billcampbell #billcampbellpottery #ceramics #pottery#glazes #crystaline #weddinggift

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