Monica Majoli

Blueboy (Ted 1)

Japanese woodblock print
Edition of 10
2016
16 1/4 x 11 3/4 in
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$2,500.00

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About Artwork

Monica Majoli’s figurative work leverages issues of sexuality, mortality, and transcendence. Carved and printed in a traditional Japanese studio, Majoli’s recent series of woodblock prints depict images of men in various states of undress. Featuring luminous watercolor studies of males contoured in stark white, Majoli’s ‘white-line’ process refers to a unique style of printmaking developed in Provincetown, Massachusetts during the early 20th century. Extracted from Blueboy, a gay lifestyle magazine that emerged in the 1970s, whose namesake pays homage to the famous portrait by eighteenth-century painter Thomas Gainsbourg, Majoli repurposes explicit ephemera to investigate themes of intimacy and identity inherent within classical portraiture.

About the Artist