Sunday, August 20, 2017

Tall In The Saddle And Other Ridiculous Scenes

August 20, 2017
   Some more of my chine colles for your perusal. These were done in 1999 in conjunction with my book premiere of "Bad Men." I had a one-man show at the Desert Caballeros Museum in Wickenburg, Arizona to coincide with the book being published. These layered prints were done at Armstrong-Prior in Phoenix, utilizing antique hand-cranked presses and lots of rusted metal and tin for funky patinas.

Bad Men: "Tall In The Saddle"

Bad Men: "Cornered"

Bad Men: "California Bandidos"

Bad Men: "Curly Bill Yucks It Up"

Bad Men: "Muy Malo Duo"

"Bob Boze Bell is a master at recreating a time, place and a man, utilizing a variety of utilities; his own artwork, ink & watercolor; old photos & engravings; old advertisements, recreated photos, scenes from movies, etc. The melange holds together to form a narrative that comprises a new kind of history. Not scholarship, but almost more illuminating & immediate."
—Gary Zaboly, writing in his journal, after reading The Illustrated Life & Times of Doc Holliday" on December 26, 1996

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