The Fairlane Hotel

"The Fairlane Hotel:" Only 5 signed and numbered 11x21-inch editions. 22-Color reduction method screen print.

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I live downtown and was walking my dog Shiloh. We stopped on the corner of Third and Union Street and I was struck by this image. The sky, the way the building in the foreground almost perfectly mirrors the profile of the Fairlane. I knew I had to print it, but had no idea what an ordeal printing this piece it would be. Halfway into the 22-color print run, the glass on my print table shattered. I wasn’t deterred though, completing the remaining 11 colors, quite literally printing on broken glass. 

Each of the color separations in this piece, were designed by the artist and used to burn printing stencils using the photographic silkscreen process. Each stencil was used twice in two separate applications of color. Once to print a solid, base color and again to apply variations of tone and texture through a brush-applied monoprint technique known as Pochoir. This technique is rarely used in screen printing and results in the subtle variations, making each printed edition truly unique from one print to the next.

5 Editions were hand-pulled by the artist.