Golfing USA, 1979
Serigraph in 20 colors
Edition 300 , 30 Artist's Proofs, 30 AP (Artist's Proofs), 5 PP (Printer's Proofs), 10 HC (Hors de Commerce)
American Leisure-time Obsessions Series
Paper Size: 30¼ x 39¾"
Image Size: 27¼ x 35"
Gallery Print, 100% cotton rag
Printed at Brand X Editions, 236 W. 27 Street, New York, NY by John Fletcher
Published by Al Lino
About the print: "Golfing USA" is a satirical piece about the sport of golf . The image was inspired by the fringe-top, pink golf carts at the Boca Raton Club in Florida. The transition from walking the course with a caddy to riding in pairs in a golf cart speeded up the game but reduced its exercise value.
About the series: Through his interest in sailing the artist became aware of the increasing significance of leisure time pursuits as an American cultural obsession. Increasing economic prosperity has allowed the average person more time off and the money for leisure time activities. The artist observed that identifying strongly with a specific sporting activity is akin to joining a sub-culture; a social group identified by a common dress, terminology, etiquette, and set of behaviors. During the years 1975 through 1978 Pond traveled extensively around the United States to create this series showing leisure time enthusiasts in their finest moments.
© Clayton Pond 1979[mashshare]