Is You Is or Is You Ain't, 2017


Intaglio and hand painted shellac

13.00 x 9.00 in

33.0 x 22.9 cm

Edition of 50

This work is signed and numbered by Alison Saar on the front and comes with a documentation sheet.

PRICE: $1,250

13.00 x 9.00 in

33.0 x 22.9 cm

Edition of 50

Unframed: $1,250
Framed: $1,435
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    About The Work

    Alison Saar carefully considers the physicality, conceptuality, and the history of the materials she chooses to work with. For this piece, Saar chose a flecked Chiri kozo paper. After the portrait was printed, the paper was treated with coats of shellac to achieve a stained quality. During the process of creating this print, Alison Saar said, “Is You Is or Is You Ain’t is about being racially ambiguous and gender fluid, so I was thinking of the paper being skin-like and translucent as an important component of the piece.”

    Courtesy of Tandem Press

    About Alison Saar

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    • Printed and published by Tandem Press.

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