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Antonio Frasconi
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The Bull (My Turn), 1952, from a series of woodcuts THE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN showing common scenes and situations in reverse.

Antonio Frasconi. Frasconi was born in Argentina in 1919, raised in Uruguay, and moved to the US in 1945. Working in woodcuts, Frasconi is well known for his powerful, often politically inspired, book and magazine illustration, but he also generated a wealth of innovative work geared toward children, heavily inspired by the birth of his two sons, Pablo and Miguel. Among the items on display in this exhibition are elegant alphabet books, intricately cast plaster blocks, and original artwork from a few of Frasconi's best loved children's books. The ease with which Frasconi transfered his passionate art-making from intensely serious adult subjects to playful, thought provoking children's themes speaks volumes about the quality of his work, and the dedication of his character as an artist: there's no question about which projects he throws his heart and soul into - they simply permeate everything he makes."
 
 This is a gernerous helping of his work but it only scratches the surface of this prolific artist.

Caged Man, from a series of woodcuts THE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN showing common scenes and situations in reverse.








1950

Patrol

View from Brooklyn


The Fulton Fish Market, 1953

The Fulton Fish Market, 1953
Fishing, from a series of woodcuts THE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN showing common scenes and situations in reverse.

Shepherd, from a series of woodcuts THE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN showing common scenes and situations in reverse.

In the Doghouse.Woodcut, 1952.

from a series of woodcuts THE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN showing common scenes and situations in reverse.

Guns, 1962, from Oda a Lorca

from the series VIETNAM, 1967

from the series VIETNAM, 1967

from the series VIETNAM, 1967

from the series VIETNAM, 1967

from the series VIETNAM, 1967



front and back cover of Christmas card published by The Museum of Modern Art
cover of Christmas card published by The Museum of Modern Art

cover of Christmas card published by The Museum of Modern Art. It's almost a crime to present this in black and white, I'm sure the colors are amazing, but it's all I have.







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