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Three New Prints and a Thoughtful, Well-Reasoned Theory about an Owl

Posted by jtebeau on June 17, 2010

I’ve gotten to know an excellent printer in Manhattan, Loupe Digital Studio on East 24th Street. I’m excited to be working with them. They do beautiful giclee printing (for art exhibits, etc.), and I’ve had very good results with the first couple of jobs they’ve done for me. Giclee is a fancy term for digital printing, done with pigment-based ink on thick, textural acid-free paper which (properly displayed) will not diminish in color for over a century.

I’m offering three different signed giclee prints from the Birds series I did in December: “Blue Bird”, “Minerva’s Owl” and “The Pigeons Who Had Places to GO,” All three originals sold immediately, and I’ve had some requests for prints so now you can get them on my Etsy site. Each is 5″ by 7″ (the original size) on hefty, archival 8″ by 10″ paper, ready to matte or pop into a standard size frame. The cost is $45 and that includes first-class shipping in the U.S.

"Blue Bird" © 2009 John Tebeau

“Blue Bird” (2009) Click HERE to purchase

"Minerva's Owl" © 2009 John Tebeau

“Minerva’s Owl” (2009) Click HERE to purchase

"The Pigeons Who Had Places to GO" © 2009 John Tebeau

“The Pigeons Who Had Places to GO” (2009) click HERE to purchase

And hey– please contact me if you’re interested in a commission. A bird (or anything else, such as a cow, manatee or lungfish) of your very own! Art is a gift that we give our selves. In return, it gives to us, silently, constantly, every day, whether we are aware of it or not. It engages the spirit, the subconscious and the imagination, reminding us of our potential to feel, imagine and create. Art is a solid, sensible investment that pays quiet dividends every day of the year.

Art is Good.

By the way, a few people out there contend that the owl up there represents some god or goblin called Moloch, a wicked naughty dirty evil chap who now allegedly inspires Henry Kissinger, Alan Greenspan and the Rockefellers go to the woods north of San Francisco and eat babies or something. My question to you guys is, “where are the unicorns?” Jesus….

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3 Responses to “Three New Prints and a Thoughtful, Well-Reasoned Theory about an Owl”

  1. Here’s the beautiful way relationships work in unexpected ways —

    Waaay back when I was at Central Michigan University, I worked on the student newspaper with a photographer named Jeff Sauger. Jeff was talented lo those many years ago, but I’d lost touch over the decades and didn’t know what he was doing with his skills.

    Through the magic of Facebook, we reconnected and he invited me to see a show of his photography at Loupe in Manhattan.

    I went and saw Jeff’s photo story — Where Furrows Run Deep, about black farmers in America — and Jeff was raving about how great the printers at Loupe had been to his images. He loved seeing them big and rich and framed.

    I saw potential for John so I chatted up some of the guys there, who even though there was a big opening going on, patiently showed me example after example of different papers, color versus black and white, big, small, you name it.

    So it takes an old friend who lives in Michigan to come to New York to introduce us to this printer John likes.

    And by the way, John couldn’t even make it to Jeff’s show that night (he was at another friend’s art show) so this introduction happened without John meeting the source of the connection.

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