FRED TOMASELLI, July 5, 2012 (Study), 2012
13 x 17 inches
screenprint on newsprint paper
edition 108, nrs 1 – 20 are part of a complete portfolio
published by Vera List Center for Art and Politics, New York, USA
|° US$ 750.- December 2012
This work is part of a Vera List Anniversary Print Portfolio, which includes prints by Dan Graham, Paul RamÃrez Jonas, Sarah Morris, Matt Mullican, Fred Tomaselli, and Fred Wilson.
Fred Tomaselli has often caused controversy with his use of pattern or mosaic like collages of consciousness-altering plants and pills. “I want people to get lost in the work,” says the artist. “In that way the work is pre-Modernist. I throw all of my obsessions and loves into the work, and I try not to be too embarrassed about any of it.”
Other example of newspaper print: Guilty, 2005
FRED TOMASELLI, Nov. 11, 2010
38 x 40,7 cm / 14 15/16 x 16 inches
silkscreen, inkjet print
published by White Cube, London, UK € 1.025,- / GBP 840.- September 2012
Other example of newspaper print: July 5, 2012 (Study), 2012
FRED TOMASELLI, Bloom, 2011
35,6 x 30,5 cm / 14 x 12 inches
screenprint on archival inkjet print, edition 200
Fred Tomaselli makes psychodelic works through decorative bright colours. The negative photographic base on which a colorful pattern is laid creates a radiating oval black and white halo. The result is eye catching and hypnotic.
FRED TOMASELLI, Sept. 15, 2005, 2010
15 x 17.4 inches
edition 80, signed, numbered
screenprint, inkjet print
published by James Cohan Gallery, New York $ 1,200.- December 2012
On the September 15, 2005, Fred Tomaselli alters a more than disturbing front page image of bomb victims in Baghdad, drawing over a photograph with a colorful flower pattern. The swirling vines, reminiscent of traditional Islamic arabesques, distract from the horror of the subject, a suicide bombing that killed nearly 150 people in Iraq.
FRED TOMASELLI, Guilty, 2005
13 x 13 inches
inkjet print, perforated archival paper
edition 100, signed, numbered
published by James Cohan Gallery, New York, USA December 2012
For his works on paper Fred Tomaselli saves New York Times articles and defaces them with paint because some articles have made him angry. Other works on paper utilize the grid form with brightly painted sections and were taken from LSD tabs which usually come in quarter inch perforated squares.
Fred Tomaselli: “In my collages, I use all these images that are made by others. They come through my hands and they end up being something else. You could call me the conductor of these images. There’s something similar about how newspapers operate, with their editors, fact-checkers, photographers, and writers all coming together to spotlight certain things and omit others. They try to present themselves as objective entities, but they are anything but that. I love the idea that in my work I’m just another subjective voice in this subjective world of the news. I become another editor, imposing my editorial acumen.”
FRED TOMASELLI, Untitled, 2002
11 x 8.5 inches
archival pigment print
published by Aids Community Research Initiative of America $ 400.- December 2012
FRED TOMMASELLI, Untitled, 2002
21,9 x 17,2 x 0,7 cm
screen print on cover, stapled publication, 76 pp.
edition 750, (here nr 300/750)
published by Pierogi Press, issue # 8
€ 225,- plus € 15,- registered mail