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HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOB BLACKBURN!!


Special by THE NEW TIMES HOLLER!
TOUR DE MASQUES
Amir Bey, 2012
DECEMBER 12,
Robert "Bob" Blackburn, the master printmaker and founder of the Printmaking Workshop in New York City was born on December 10, 1920 in Summit, New Jersey. Over the years Bob helped countless artists, not only printmakers, but sculptors, painters, all kinds of multi-discipline artists. He also was a fervent supporter of music, dance, and other performing arts. Personally, I have many sheet aluminum plates that he gave to me for projects. And most significantly, in 1982 he came to my studio to do a life cast of his face. For some time I marveled at the sculptural character of his face, and wondered how I could portray it. At that time I was zealously head-hunting for life cast subjects, and when I asked him if he'd indulge me, he said, "Anything for Art!" I want to share the results of that afternoon.

THE MIGHTY BOB BLACKBURN
-Mighty cuz we owe him!


Bronze mask, ceramic back, from the Car 2619 on the D Train series. (c) Amir Bey, 1989

FROM THE CAR 2619 ON THE D TRAIN SERIES


This portrait uses lips from another life cast, the dancer Cha-Lee Chan, for Bob's eyes. It's from the Car 2619 On The D Train series, 48 images of people on New York City's D Train exhibited at Bronx Museum of the Arts in 1989. Those pieces featured a cast mounted on a ceramic "seat." (c) Amir Bey, 1989

ORIGINAL CAST AND A STUDY
           

The original ife Cast of Bob, casting compound, (c) Amir Bey, 1982
                     

This is a study for the Bob with Cha-Lee's eyes (c) Amir Bey, 1986

FROM THE 12 x 12 SERIES

PHARAOH BOB is from a series of 10 pieces that were 12" X 12". Plaster cast, acrylic, sand, Rhinestones, metal tools, glass eye. One a da pharaohs a da Art Scene!
(c) Amir Bey, 2006

           

CRESCENT BOB
Plaster, ceramic,
(c) Amir Bey, 1989
                     

EMPEROR BOB
Ceramic, glaze, acrylic
(c) Amir Bey, 2009


ANOTHER FROM THE CAR 2619 ON THE D TRAIN SERIES



WEARIN' BOB'S MASK I put my mouth, nose, etc. in a mold of Bob's face. (c) Amir Bey, 1989



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