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Pirate Alphabet

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  • Title Pirate Alphabet
  • Category Print
  • Medium Silkscreen
  • Dimensions 15"h x 21.5"w
  • Framed Dimensions 22.25"h x 30.25"w
  • Year Completed 2006
  • Description (ed. 1/20)
  • Notes José Parlá was raised in the Miami area by a Cuban exile family. He was involved in the early development of hip-hop and street imagery and combines those influences with an interest in traditional painting. In 1989, Parlá was awarded the Francis McCommon Scholarship to Georgia’s Savannah College of Art & Design. He has exhibited his work in group and solo shows in Miami, Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles, Paris and Tokyo. His work is featured in the collections of Agnes B., Tom Ford and Katy Barker, and has been published in newspapers and magazines including The Miami Herald, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and Rolling Stone. Parlá created one exclusive Loop Press edition print while in residence at Whitworth, featuring his “Pirate Alphabet” lettering style, which is reminiscent of abstract expressionist action painting and calligraphy. The exclusive edition was printed on rag paper using a serigraphy process. In addition, Parlá created a large number of collographs that were combined with his “Pirate Alphabet” to make unique impressions; he also created a second serigraph printed on grey paper featuring another creative version of the alphabet.
  • Artist Jose Parla American Visiting Loop Press Artist (2006) b. 1973
  • Credit Loop Press Print Collection
  • Location Library 239
  • Accession Number 2006.0005
  • Status Checked Out
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