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That pompous, arrogant, copycat Uncle Skulky sells out another exhibition, from the series The Irreverences, Provocations, & Connivances of Uncle Skulky

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Frank Boyden, That pompous, arrogant, copycat Uncle Skulky sells out another exhibition, from the series The Irreverences, Provocations, & Connivances of Uncle Skulky, 2003, color drypoint and spitbite etching on paper, Gift of the Artist in honor of Jean Vollum, © 2003 Frank Boyden, 2004.3.13

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Title

That pompous, arrogant, copycat Uncle Skulky sells out another exhibition, from the series The Irreverences, Provocations, & Connivances of Uncle Skulky

Related Titles

series (original language): The Irreverences, Provocations, & Connivances of Uncle Skulky

Artist

Frank Boyden (American, born 1942)

Date

2003

Medium

color drypoint and spitbite etching on paper

Edition

artist's proof; edition of 15

Dimensions (H x W x D)

plate: 4 7/8 in x 6 7/8 in; sheet: 13 1/2 in x 11 1/4 in

Inscriptions & Markings

inscription: In graphite, below platemark, l.l., "A./P/"; below platemark, l.l., artist's chopmark of four irregular rings around three dots representing and impressed seashell (see drawing in doc file); along lower edge, center, "That pompous, arrogant, copycat Uncle Skulky sells out another exhibition."

signature/maker's mark: In graphite, below image, l., "F. Boyden 03"

Collection Area

Graphic Arts; Northwest Art

Category

Prints

Object Type

intaglio print

Culture

American

Credit Line

Gift of the Artist in honor of Jean Vollum

Accession Number

2004.3.13

Copyright

© 2003 Frank Boyden

Terms

drypoint

drypoints

etching

intaglio printing

intaglio prints

spit biting

Description

Uncle Skulky, a villainous, conniving skeleton, functions as the alter ego for Oregon artist Frank Boyden. As such, Uncle Skulky can comment on the art world in a way that the artist himself cannot, pointing out the petty jealousies, irritations, and trials that comprise the life of an artist.

In this print, Uncle Skulky gloats over a successful gallery opening, noting all the little red dots on wall labels that indicate his work has been sold.

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