The epic tale of the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse Printmaking Program. The Printmaking program is directed by Joel Elgin and features the odd collection of the many PrintFools who enroll, print and exist from semester to semester in the Shop of Tears.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Salvador Dali

PrintFools, Hipsters and TeaPartiers:
"Don Quixote" 6 ¾” x 4 ¾”
 "Self Portrait"  6 ¾” x 4 ½”



Proceed with caution this week. You have become used to Truth - but Dali lies: 
"...  Over 68% of the Salvador Dali prints sold were fake in some form or another..."
go here for more on this:


 
Dali is fortunate to make the PrintFever "cut"... His moviemaking, (speaking of "cut") has earned him this day because he will introduce PrintFeverVideo to you all! (click the title post to see some Dali Film and if you are truly brave follow the path of Dali, eye,"cut").

Go to PrintFever Links and click on PrintFeverVideo. I am asking you all to fill this site with cool-assed Printmakerly videos. 

Go back to: 

Thursday, April 22, 2010

 for an example. 

Now let your your souls fly PrintFools and make your own. We will post some of them on the main Printmaking Webpage. I will have to add you to the site, so ask KirkyB to do it because he is very responsible. (hey - I need a number of in the shop photos - please bring your cameras or post what you have on PrintFeverFotos)
BPJ



29 comments:

Alison said...

So I had no clue that Dali did prints, but then again I didn't know a ton about him...The film, um yeah I'm not so sure of what I think about that, I had no sound if there was any, and it was still a little confusing...However I did get to see Dali this summer at Madame Tassuads Wax Museum =)and his Persistence of Memory painting at the MoMA, which was amazing...

KirkyB said...

That video is wild. Its kind of ridiculous that so many of his prints are fake. Are the prints posted real?

Keriann said...

That video was a little too weird for me.... Dali has always interested me. It's crazy that they sold fake Dali art.

Liv Radke said...

I was slightly disturbed by the video, not that is any different than all the videos I have seen this semester for this blog... I was into it until the ants, then it gave me shivers. Dali is such an interesting character though. I give him credit for being adventurous and trying many different things. I really liked the first print Don Quixote, the quality of line is beautiful and I loved the movement in his horse.

K_Rad09 said...

I wasn't sure what to think about the video exept that it might make an interesting photograph but once he brought out the ants crawling on his face...uuuuugh...on the other hand I really like the first print on the blog it looks very intuitive and alive especially the lines in the horse. even though there isn't much value difference i think it emphasizes the difference in line.

Marikoko said...

Dali equals to his painting, "The Persistence of Memory," for me. I also watched his documentary. I thought his was quite an interesting person. To be honest, I've never been a big fun of his works or taste, and still did't really get the video neither. But, I love "Don Quixote"!!! I didn't know he also had made such prints. It completely changed my impression for Dali. =)

Max Hautala said...

Salvador Dali has a moustache that only Rollie Fingers can rival...http://www.thesameintensity.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/RollieFingers.jpg

Britt Vogt said...

Agree with many of the others about the first Dali print of Don Quixote. Seems more intuitive and therefore carries energy and life, even though the figure of the man and horse are composed of chaotic line.

Cruel Ass said...

I f*ckin love Dali.

Sarahhigley said...

I went to a Dali museum in Paris and I felt like I was walking into another universe. There were elephant sculptures with flamingo legs and many paintings and pieces of furniture. Although I didn't knwo he was a printmaker, it doesn't surprise me after seeing the variety in his other work.

Andrew Meyer said...

This video is very captivating... The ants on the face is quite a trip. Dali is an incredible printmaker, he has a great quality to his lines, very gestural, yet defined.

sforecki said...

those are some interesting prints and i love how gestural they are. i am having problems with my aquatint and i am not getting the results that i want. my prints look too busy, what should i do?

Sassalyn said...

what a wierd dude. I guess its those kinds of people that make the best work. What is or is not real is a very intersting thing. Einstein quote "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." I guess the same with his work too, they just had to be seen.

Tylor Fischer said...

This is mind blowing. I really had no idea that so many of these were fakes.

On a off topic not please look at these monoprints http://www.daynawillard.com/gallery/5337/Monoprints/

it is something really different and cool. It appears as if she is using Shincole with mono-prints but i am on sure. Anyone have any ideas on how to obtain this quality in prints? or that very fine line quality on the second to last one?

Bethany said...

The lovely Becca sent me another nice video for you all to check out.
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/powerandlightpress/moveable-type-cross-country-adventures-in-printing

Still kinda confused about that Dali video. Those lithos, real or not, are pretty rad.

Mark K said...

Awesome use of line in the Don Quixote print, really digging that. Odd video for an odd, but sick, dude. Pretty crazy that the percentage of fake work is so high. I guess when there is a demand for it people will fake it. I checked out the eye cut video. I remember seeing it at some other point in time. Always makes me cringe.

Marissa said...

Did the ants come out of the egg...what?! And he's got money on his face...I don't know.
I love love love the lines in Dali's prints though.So squiggly and sketchy. Ok, but how can they get fake prints with real signatures?

Jennie said...

I love Dali's work! But I had no idea either that he did prints as well!

Joanne said...

that video is crazy! it is pretty wild that a lot of his prints sold were fake. i'm curious to see what they look like next to the origionals

Nate Shields said...

that video was nucking futs! it's pretty cool to see how simply putting stuff like that together can make people uncomfortable...even before the ants. The prints are sick tho...fake prints real signatures?? like he signed the fake? of someone just exactly copied his signature?

Tristan D. said...

I think Dali is just compensating for all the artists who refuse to be extreme with their art! I totally give the guy props.

Skyler said...

Is the website promising to tell if the prints are real or fake legit? Because I'm surprised that they claim they can tell you based on a photograph. The video=weird. but thats Dali

Molly said...

Crazy stuff! I had no clue that many of his works were fake or that Dali was a printmaker! Learn something new every day! I have never been a huge fan of Dali's work, but I appreciate his talent as an artist. I agree that 'Don Quixote' is pretty awesome and by far my favorite.

BeardedBabyBen said...

I've always liked Dali's work. like the prints too. Surealism is one my favorite styles and Dali just does it so well.

Lisa Ulik said...

Dali on "What's My Line"

Michelle said...

Just watched the video. Very interesting. I didn't really know what was going on, but it was very cool when all of the bugs came out of the egg and gross at the same time. How did they get in there? I liked his prints as well. I was unaware of the fact that Dali did prints. I liked both of the prints that were on the homepage for printfever. It is a interesting style that I can't quite look away from.

VLAO said...

SHIT! that video was weird as hell (in a good way). I love the way Dali stared out in horror after the bugs came out of the egg.

Rachel said...

WIERD video...
The prints are pretty darn sweet tho!

AnnCreates87 said...

It's funny talking about fake prints because on tv they were just telling you how to know if one is fake or not haha. Anyway, I have always loved Dali's work, and the video was different for sure. There was another one on there that I watched about Dali and that one was interesting.