LA STAMPA – intervista – interview

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 INTERVISTA – [interview] di Daniele Prato   La STAMPA

“Crea ponti tra il suo passato e il suo futuro, come quelli che uniscono Manhattan ai suoi sobborghi, il caos della città ai valori della campagna, che Raymond ha trasferito nel corso dell’inverno su decine di incisioni. “

▹ pubblicata 19 agosto prima la mostra – sabato 20 + domenica 21 agosto 2016 ▹ LERMA, (A.L), Italia.

published August 19 before the exhibition – August, Saturday 20 & Sunday 21, 2016. ▹ LERMA, (A.L), Italy.

publié le 19 aout, avant l’exposition du samedi 20 et dimanche 21 aout 2016.▹ LERMA, (A.L), Italie.

Raymond Verdaguer biografia di Elena Patarini

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Italy – Nature’s Violence Repeats Itself

▹ If men don’t drop us bombs from above, nature explodes from underneath

Devastating tsunami in Italy in 1908
Devastating tsunami in Italy in 1908

▹  The terremoto [ earthquake ] that has just been devastating Amatrice make us feel like we are not able to escape from the same destructive patterns experienced in the past – what ever we creating them or nature is undertaking them  –  [as we are part of nature, we may as well conveniently blame nature solely.] Still, regardless who takes the blame it amounts to the same destruction, death and tears…feeling endlessly powerless, being trapped or witnessing it.

In Dec. 27, 2008 The New York Times commissioned me to illustrate a story of a “natural” disaster that took place in the South of Italy in 1908.

103 year ago – tsunami 1908

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Intervista ▹ Interview ▹ Daniele Prato del giornale della STAMPA

▹ L’intervista serà pubblicata domani 19 agosto 2016 ▹ The interview will be published tomorrow Friday August 19, 2016 ▹ L’interview sera publié demain vendredi 19 aout 2016 ▹

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▹ Mostra sabato 20 + domenica 21 agosto 2016, dalla ore 10:30 alle 19 ▹ Centro Polifunzionale, Piazza Genova, LERMA, (A.L), Italia.

▹ Exhibition “New York – Bridges in the Time” – INVITATION ▹ exhibition of wood + wood-based engravings – August, Saturday 20 & Sunday 21, 2016. ▹ Centro Polifunzionale, Piazza Genova, LERMA, (A.L), Italy.

▹ Exposition “New York – Ponts dans le temps “, INVITATION ▹ exposition de gravures sur bois + a base de bois – Samedi 20 et dimanche 21 aout 2016.▹ Centro Polifunzionale, Piazza Genova, LERMA, (A.L), Italie.

Desidero ringraziare il Comune di Lerma per aver ospitato la mia mostra e per collaborazione e l’amicizia dimostrata nell’ organizzazione della stessa.

I want to thank the commune of Lerma [Italia] for hosting my exhibition and for its friendship collaboration with its organization.

Je remercie la commune de Lerma [Italie] pour m’ inviter à exposer mes oeuvres, organiser l’événement et leur amicale collaboration.

Per saperne di più

Raymond Verdaguer biografia di Elena Patarini

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original linoleum cut and woodcut > linogravure originale  et gravures sur bois > linóleo grabado original > incisione originale > Copyright © Raymond Verdaguer 2015

New York – Ponti nel tempo ▹ invito della mostra di incisioni

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carta invito – invitation poster

▹ sabato 20 + domenica 21 agosto 2016, dalla ore 10:30 alle 19 ▹ Centro Polifunzionale, Piazza Genova, LERMA, (A.L), Italia.

▹ “New York – Bridges in the Time” – INVITATION ▹ exhibition of wood + wood-based engravings – August, Saturday 20 & Sunday 21, 2016. ▹ Centro Polifunzionale, Piazza Genova, LERMA, (A.L), Italy.

▹ “New York – Ponts dans le temps “, INVITATION ▹ exposition de gravures sur bois + a base de bois – Samedi 20 et dimanche 21 aout 2016.▹ Centro Polifunzionale, Piazza Genova, LERMA, (A.L), Italie.

cornici ▹ cadres ▹ frames

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Desidero ringraziare il Comune di Lerma per aver ospitato la mia mostra e per collaborazione e l’amicizia dimostrata nell’ organizzazione della stessa.

I want to thank the commune of Lerma [Italia] for hosting my exhibition and for its friendship collaboration with its organization.

Je remercie la commune de Lerma [Italie] pour m’ inviter à exposer mes oeuvres, organiser l’événement et leur amicale collaboration.

Per saperne di più

Raymond Verdaguer biografia di Elena Patarini

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Printing Day Like Laundry Day

 Printing in Progress (technicaly called proofing)rvwcnyc16mb-printday28 rvwcnyc16mb-printday29 rvwcnyc16mb-printday30 rvwcnyc16mb-printday31 rvwcnyc16mb-printday32 rvwcnyc16mb-printday35 rvwcnyc16mb-printday36 rvwcnyc16mb-printday37 rvwcnyc16mb-printday38 rvwcnyc16mb-printday39 rvwcnyc16mb-printday40 rvwcnyc16mb-printday41 rvwcnyc16wb-printday43 rvwcnyc16wb-printday44 rvwcnyc16wb-printday45 rvwcnyc16wb-printday47 rvwcnyc16wb-printday48 rvwcnyc16wb-printday49 rvwcnyc16wb-printday51 rvwcnyc16wb-printday52 rvwcnyc16wb-printday53 rvwcnyc16wb-printday54 rvwcnyc16wb-printday55 rvwcnyc16wb-printday56 rvwcnyc16wb-printday58 rvwcnyc16wb-printday59 rvwcnyc16wb-printday61 rvwcnyc16wb-printday62 rvwcnyc16wb-printday65 rvwcnyc16wb-printday66 rvwcnyc16wb-printday67 rvwcnyc16wb-printday68 rvwcnyc16wb-printday69 rvwcnyc16wb-printday70 rvwcnyc16wb-rollincurve“Translating” or transfering my New York City outdoor and on site engraved blocks of bridges inspiration into “printed” images on paper. 

I associate it very much to a hand laundry day, because it is physically a hard work to test over 50 blocks pieces at once. More so the paper is drying on a line. There is no such thing as short cuts as far as printing is concern, it remains a ‘messy’ process.

At the end of a long working day, when you are dropping with energy, comes the revengeful cleaning of the tools and material as a due for “playing”.  I have not met a printmaker that enjoy the anoying but necessary last phase … if you let you ink dry it would become a major disaster .

Printing is not a “disposable” process. And nothing will be completed before you have visit your washing sink and …your bathtub. This is the reason why I associate printing as doing laundry!

 

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Art Donation To A New York’ s School

Auction Fundraising Spring Party To Benefit The Earth School  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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I  engraved this wood board, randering of the Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridges son site ( oddly enough behind  metal mesh fence). Located on the walking platform on top of the Williamsburgs Bridge. Later on printed on my studio.

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May Day – In Memory of My Father

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

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My Illustration On Nuclear Catastrophe As A Tribute. 

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  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

 Commissioned By The New York Times, Op-Ed page, on 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 Mary Pearl, 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

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One Bridge May Hide An Other

Life on Motion by the Manhattan Bridge, New York City ▫ All Images Engraved on Site With  my Raimonart ‘s Outdoor Transportable Studio Set Up .  rvwcnyc16mb-crankequilib rvwcnyc16mb-treetrunk rvwcnyc16mb-intergremamageimage

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original[e] linocut ▫ woodcut ▫ gravure sur bois ▫ linogravure ▫ grabado ▫ incisione ▫ Copyright © Raymond Verdaguer 2016