State Of The Union Address, 1981
Serigraph in 14 colors
Edition 300 , 30 Artist's Proofs, 30 AP (Publisher's Proofs), 6 PP (Printer's Proofs), 6 HC (Hors de Commerce)
Paper Size: 40 x 30"
Image Size: 40 x 26½"
Gallery Print, 100% cotton rag
Printed at Brand X Editions, 236 West 27th Street, New York, NY by John Fletcher
About this print: This image is the artist's satirical commentary on the country being in such a state of confusion that all you see during the State of the Union Address is static. The artist is also commenting on the lack of clarity of many political speeches.
About this series: The T.V. Series was created as a satire on television and its place in contemporary (1981) American society. Note that in all six images the T.V. is on a pedestal, a place of great importance. Through his collaboration with Master Printer Robert Blanton, of Brand X Editions, the artist explored a variety of new printing techniques. Photographic images were used for the first time by the artist in this series. Line half-tone photo screens were used to simulate the lines on a television screen. As in many of the artist’s works of art, the titles are part of the fun.
© Clayton Pond 1981[mashshare]