Donation For Art Auction > Manhattan’s School

rvwcnyc16mb-donationalice🔹Donation For The Fundraising Spring Party To Benefit The Earth School in Manhattan, New York

 🔹 Silent & Live Auction.  Saturday, May 7, 2016 ( 6pm -10 pm) at St. Nicolas Church, 157 Ave A  ( corner of 10th st) New York, NY – Ticket:  $25 Advance / $30 Door .

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May Day – In Memory of My Father


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I have many memorable stories of May Days while growing as a kid in Europe. It is a day still celebrated all over the world, except in The States and in Canada. Oddly enough its origin are relate to a tragic event that precisely took place in The States. As a consequence was established the right to work 8 hours a day, instead of an unlimited amount … I felt it was appropriate to present a detail of one of my linocut to honor my father, a man who worked endlessly and hard during his life time – so I could have the privilege of creating ‘images’ …

This picture is detail from of a series of 8 linocuts illustrations commissioned & published Nov. 2008 by Harper’s Magazine. New York > Untitled: “How To Save Capitalism” 

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Remembering Chernobyl 30 Years Ago

rvlinonyc05nyt-riskybusinessesChernobyl’s Nuclear Catastrophe > As a tribute : my Illustration commissioned  by The New York Times on the nuclear topic.  Published almost 10 Years Ago, Wednesday, August 3, 2005, in the Op-Ed page: Ricky Businesses – Nuclear Hubris in Idaho” 

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By William Broyles Jr.

” Wilson, Wyo. – WHEN Al Reinert and I wrote the line, “Failure is not an option,” for the movie “Apollo 13,” we intended it to represent the essence of America’s can-do spirit. That spirit put men on the moon, perhaps the most extraordinary collective accomplishment in human history. Then came the Challenger disaster, a reminder that not every problem can be solved; that it’s not what you expect to fail that most often causes disasters, but what you expect not to fail. ” more to read

William Broyles Jr. is a former editor in chief of Newsweek and Texas Monthly.

*Linocut illustration commissioned by New York Times’ Op-Ed Art Director Brian Rea

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Earth Day 10 years ago – Published Linocut

  The New York Times  > Op-Ed page  > Commissioned & Published Linocut

 Earth Day: April 20, 2006.

“Not Out of The Wood Yet” By DON MELNICK and MARY PEARL

” The people most vulnerable to the disappearance of forests are the poor: nearly three-quarters of the 1.2 billion people defined as extremely poor live in rural areas, where they rely most directly on forests for food, fuel, fiber and building materials. But those of us in the developed world are hardly immune. Smaller forests mean fewer predators keeping insects and rodents in check in the Northeastern United States, a phenomenon linked to the spread of Lyme disease and West Nile virus, among others.

Everywhere, forests prevent erosion, filter and regulate the flow of fresh water, protect coral reefs and fisheries and harbor animals that pollinate, control pests and buffer disease. That is why the single most important action we can take to protect lives and livelihoods worldwide is to protect forests. And one of the best ways to do that is to change how we think about their economics. Sustainable forests, in turn, can form the basis for the health and economic well-being of the poorest among us, while benefiting everyone else as well. What could be a more satisfying vision for Earth Day 2006? ” more to read

 

Don Melnick is a professor of conservation biology at Columbia University. Mary Pearl is president of Wildlife Trust. [ “Presently Marly Pear, an internationally known and respected conservationist, is Dean and Vice President of Stony Brook Southampton. For the previous 15 years, she was President of Wildlife Trust.”]

“Not Out of the Woods Yet” linoleum cut, 2nd publication: Le Courrier International magazine  (No 992)November 2009, Paris. Titled “Alerte au trafic d’ebene et de palissandre”

 

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Studio Visit – An Interview By Thomas Deshays

Raymond Verdaguer: “Artists and artisans are really close”: via

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FEATURED in the AWARD-WINNING documentary film called, OPENING

by   & Benoit Tanguy

▫ New York April 12, 2016

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One Bridge May Hide An Other

Life on Motion on the New York City Manhattan Bridge ▫ Images Engraved on Site ▫ Raimonart Outdoor Transportable Studio   rvwcnyc16mb-crankequilib rvwcnyc16mb-treetrunk rvwcnyc16mb-intergremamageimage image

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▫ New York April  12, 2016

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The Civil Rights Reader ➢ Georgia University Press

▫ Commissioned Linocut Illustration Cover by The Georgia University Press. Publisher December 2008

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▫ This book cover has been chosen by The Association of American University Presses’ 2009 Book, Jacket and Journal Show – ( in the Jacket and Cover Division.)

▫ Republished by Le Monde Dipomatique, Magazine, Paris Jan. 2008 ➢ Une radio indépendante, des milliers de bénévoles « Democracy now » donne sa voix à la gauche américaine.

▫ Monday, January 18, 2016  was a Federal Holiday,  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, – It felt appropriated to pullout “The Civil Rights Reader” book from my archive shelve.  Prior creating the illustration I submitted few pencil ideas sketches, they were presented to a school class.  Their choice convinced the published staff it was the right pick. Because it was a none traditional way how this topic was being portraited it was not so obvious to have it accepted.  But why wanting to be ‘slave’ of deja-vu imagery while wanting to express specificaly the theme of ‘freedom’… besides, my picture was inspired by documented historical facts.

New York  ➢ January – janvier – gennaio – enero 2016

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2016 New Year Card ➢ Linocut


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▫ Untraditional #6 ▫  Traditional Times ▫  Westerner or Asian cycles momentum ▫ Linoleum Cut ▫ (for) Set in Stone Version View Maya Calendar…

▫ Every year my father who use to baking my birthday cake came with the same tradional warning , “this time would be the last!” Likewise, I have been mimicking him,  the main difference remains on the fact that my ‘product’ is not digestible. I have consider making my cards out of chocolate, but all my buddies turned into stict diets … 

▫ Non traditionel No 6 ▫ Moment Traditionel ▫ Cycles Occidental ou Asiatique  ▫ Linogravure ▫ (pour une) Representation sur Pierre Voir Calendrier Maya …

▫ Chaque année pour mon anniversaire , mon père qui faisait mon gâteau répétait la meme phrase, “cette fois-ci s’est la dernière !” A part  le fait que mon «produit» est indigestible, je ne fais que l’imiter . J’ai envisager de faire mes cartes en chocolat, mais tous mes copains font des régimes stict …

▫ Non Tradizionale No. 6 ▫ Tradizionale Momento ▫ Cicli  Occidentale o Asiatica ▫ Incisione ▫ (per una) Rappresentazione di Pietra Vedi Calendario Maya …

▫ Ogni anno per il mio compleanno, mio padre che era la mia torta ripeteva la stessa frase, “questa volta è l’ultima!”. A parte il fatto che il mio “prodotto” è indigesto, io sono lo stesso. Considero sempre le mie carte di cioccolato, ma tutti i miei amici stanno facendo dieta rigorosa…

▫ No Tradicionales  No. 6 ▫ Tradicionale Timpo ▫ Ciclos Occidental o Asiática ▫Grabado ▫ (por una) Representación de Piedra Ver Calendario Maya …

▫ Cada año para mi cumpleaños, mi padre cocinaba mi pastel repitiendo la misma frase, “esta es la última vez!”. Aparte del hecho de que mi “producto” no es digerible, yo soy el mismo. Siempre considero mi tarjetas de chocolate, pero todos mis amigos están haciendo dieta estricta

▫ New York  ➢ January – janvier – gennaio – enero 2016

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Survival Commute ➢ Street-Engraving Over the Williamsburg

▫ Life on Motion on the New York City Willamsburg Bridge ▫ Images Engraved on Site Raimonart Outdoor Transportable Studio   

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▫ Seeing Throughout Fence Wire May Reveal Some Truth

▫ New York Jan. 17, 2016

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▫ Extreme Weather Hunting Us ▫ linocuts

▫ inundation ▫ flood ▫ inondation ▫ A visual on consequences created by extrema weather conditions. 

▫ From my linocuts series published by the magazine CLAVES de Razon Pratica # 179, in Madrid, Spain, Feb. 2008.

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▫ Floodings are presently affecting various parts of the planet, they are coming by surprise and make difficult to survive from. while we are ending this 2015 year it only echos disasters that took place every year before… we are endlessly told it’s realated to our incapacity to tackle global warming …

On this issue, my goad is neither to sound like a broken record nor to moralize,  which would boild down ‘repeating’ others, [amomt them,  some more knowlegeable than I ] , but rather to visual it ! [ How could I say it to you differently?]

How does it  feel to be trapped and powerless to escape from a flooding situation? My hope lays on figuring out graphic visions that may trigger our desire for wanting to improve or change … providing we still have this capacity and chance to do it!

▫ New York Dec. 29, 2015

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La Madonnina del Castello ➢ incisioni 

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Saluto di Buon Natale 2015 ➢Serie di xilografia ispirato da una “madonnina” nel lato tranquillo e grazioso paese italialiano.

Voeux de Joyeux Noel 2015 ➢Gravure sur bois série ➢ inspiré par un “madonnina” dans la paisible et gracieuse campagne italienne.

Greeting Merry Christmas 2015 ➢Woodcut series inspired by a “madonnina” in  a peaceful and a graceful country side in Italy.

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