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Dia de los Modernist
Jamie Gray
Two-color screen prints on black paper. 8" x 8".
45 Dead modernists on display at the Gallery at 19 Below, Kansas City, July 2011.
Paul Rand (in red)
Charles Eames (in metallic silver)
Alvar Aalto (in blue)
Mies van der Rohe (in red)
Le Corbusier (in metallic silver)
Josef Muller-Brockmann (in blue)

Artist Statement
One part homage. One part irony. Día de los Modernist is a series of portraits that playfully pays tribute to modern design’s ancestry, while also questioning the period's dogma. The aesthetic adapts and translates the skulls and floral motifs of Día de los Muertos into the controlled reductionism of Modernism. Iconic references to the designer's body of work are embedded into each respective background pattern. This work explores the collision of these diverse formal styles and cultural values.

Disclaimer: Día de los Modernist are meant to inspire but, if placed over your workspace, they may cause intimidation and/or a feeling of inferiority as they watch over you with disapproval of your post-modernist ways.

About the prints
This is a limited edition of 300 two-color screen prints, designed in Adobe Illustrator and signed by the artist. Printing by Vahalla Studio. Each print is 8" x 8" and available in PMS Red 3125/white on black paper, metallic silver/white on black paper and PMS 172 blue/white on black paper.
 
Enquiries or purchase contact: jamie@agrayspace.com

All work ©Jamie Gray 2011
Día de los Modernist, signed poster.

Poster
This 27.25" x 39" high-quality poster was printed on SIHL IJ true color 180gr fsc coated matte presentation paper on a HP z3100ps designjet gp photo printer. From left to right: Alvin Lustig, Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius, Mies van der Rohe, Alvar Aalto, Charles Eames, Josef Muller-Brockmann, Paul Rand.

*Sorry Lustig and Gropius are not currently available as individual screen prints.