James Rizzi:
3D-Painting "A lot of fun for city kids" (1990)


James Rizzi:
3D-Painting "A lot of fun for city kids" (1990)


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Limited, 350 copies | Numbered | Signed | Color lithograph on Buetten paper | Framed | Format 128,5 x 101 cm


James Rizzi: 3D-Painting "A lot of fun for city kids" (1990)

The three-dimensional original color lithograph, 1990. Edition 350 copies on Buetten paper, numbered and signed by hand. Motif size/sheet format 92 x 66 cm. The format in the frame 128,5 x 101 cm as illustrated.

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James Rizzi1950-2011, painter and graphic artist, New York pop art artist His friends called him Jimmy and he looked like the boy next door.

Despite attending university and academic training in the subjects of painting, etching, lithography and sculpture, James has brought miraculously to maintain the positive characteristics of children in alive: Childlike curiosity, naive joy of life, fun colourful and the games of the kids with whom he painted drab walls of houses, made his work so appealing and popular. Jimmy was a true child of the crucible in New York, before he became famous with its 3D printing.

The painter, graphic artist and sculptor James Rizzi was born 1950 in Brooklyn in New York, where he spent his childhood. Rizzi attended the business school at the "University of Florida" in Gainesville. Gradually he turned to the art and finally in 1974 graduated from the subjects of painting, graphics and sculpture. In the first years after his college education Rizzi sold his prints and paintings on the streets of New York (in addition to the Museum of modern art and the Metropolitan Museum). In 1977 James was asked to present his works at the joint exhibition "Thirty Years of American Printmaking" at the Brooklyn Museum, involved Andy Warhol, Jim Dine, and Roy Lichtenstein. Since then he has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions and enjoyed success through the world.

In addition to consumer goods such as T-shirts, hats and ties James Rizzi has realized numerous projects. So Volkswagen won the Artists for New Release of the "Beetle", just as the publisher Brockhaus for its current encyclopedia. For the 40th anniversary of the airline Condor Rizzi knew a Boeing 757 with an exotic dish ("Rizzi-Bird") and agreed to the tourists on the holiday one. Music posters, CD covers and even the Olympic Games of Atlanta benefited from his serene images. As part of the EXPO 2000 was born in Braunschweig the first and only "Happy Rizzi House".

Rizzi colorful 3D graphics from the world of sports have become popular collector's items with high appreciation potential. So the picture "New York Marathon for all" In 1997, for example, issued at a price of US $ 4500 and was $ 15,000 traded after already 5 years with more than US - Other pictures even achieved an even higher increase in value! It was one of the artists whose claim is none other than to create a world with their art. How much he succeeded, was the occasion of his 60th birthday in October 2010, the largest exhibition of the New Yorkers in Bremen (until July 4, 2011).

James Rizzi, who for many years as the legitimate successor of the New York pop art legends Andy Warhol and Keith Haring was, lived and worked until his sudden death in December 2011 in New York's Soho.

The field of graphic arts, that includes artistic representations, which are reproduced by various printing techniques.

Printmaking techniques include woodcuts, copperplate engraving, etching, lithography, serigraphy.

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Copperplate engraving
Serigraphy (Silk-screen printing)

In the early 1950s, a jolt went through the cultural scene. Young artists from the US and England - completely independently of each other - severed their ties with all the traditions of artistic creativity and helped the modernity to achieve a new art movement.

In the US there were Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann and James Rosenquist who were seeking their themes in the world of advertising and comics, in star cult and anonymous urban culture. With flash coloring, overdimensioning and manipulating depth perspective they created new provocative works that breathed the spirit of the time. Richard Hamilton and Eduardo Paolozzi are to be considered as the true pioneers of Pop Art in England thanks to the famous exhibition "This is Tomorrow" at London's Whitechapel Art Gallery. In the 1960s, they were followed by David Hockney, Allan Jones, Peter Phillips and Derek Boshier.

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