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Iraq: Woodblock Prints -- The Enormous New Work of Sandow Birk 

SF's Catharine Clark Gallery hosts 15 apocalyptic and enormous prints
By David Downs
Catharine Clark Gallery, 150 Minna St., between 3rd and New Montgomery, Sandow Birk: 'The Depravities of War', 8 September - 20 October 2007, (shown: The Riddle of the Sphynx (detail))
By David Downs
The series features 15, 4'X8' woodblock prints that interpret the Iraq War, after the set of etchings titled 'Miseries of War' by France's Jacques Callot (1592-1635) that inspired 'Disasters of War' by Francisco de Goya (1746-1828)
By David Downs
Woodcut prints: Each is in black ink, hand-rolled and hand-inked on handmade Sekishu Kozo paper from Japan, backed twice with two layers of Sekishu and archival wheat paste. Published by HuiPress Makawao, Hawaii.
By David Downs
'The Liberation of Baghdad', 2006, $30,000, 64 by 92 inches, acrylic and oil on canvas
By David Downs
'The Liberation of Baghdad', 2006, (detail)
By David Downs
'The Liberation of Baghdad', 2006, (detail)
By David Downs
'The Liberation of Baghdad', 2006, (detail)
By David Downs
'The Liberation of Baghdad', 2006, (detail)
By David Downs
'The Liberation of Baghdad', 2006, (detail)
By David Downs
'The Liberation of Baghdad', 2006, (detail)
By David Downs
'The Liberation of Baghdad', 2006, (detail)
By David Downs
The Riddle of the Sphynx (after Ingres - "Odepus and the Sphynx"), 207, 30 by 24 inches, $9,000, acrylic and oil on canvas
By David Downs
The Riddle of the Sphynx (detail)
By David Downs
"Investigation" from Depravities of War, 2007, $7,500 with Sandow Birk in foreground. For more, see: Link
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By David Downs
Catharine Clark Gallery, 150 Minna St., between 3rd and New Montgomery, Sandow Birk: 'The Depravities of War', 8 September - 20 October 2007, (shown: The Riddle of the Sphynx (detail))
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