Isaiah - Isaiah Zagar (NEW)
Isaiah
Description

Isaiah Zagar created this self-portrait in 1986. As with his mosaics, he decorated this energetic print with vibrant colors and lively patterns. Turquoise and green horizontal stripes, layered with red flowers and leaves, create a playful background. Bold red lines follow the contours of his bright yellow hair, eyes, nose, mouth, and beard. Look closely to find people, leaves, branches, flowers, hands, and even a coffee cup embedded within the picture. Zagar also included stamp-like text, such as "Art is the center of the real world" and "Philadelphia is the center of the art world," convictions that he has stated in his work for decades. These colors, patterns. images and ideas become a part of Zagar's face, hinting about the artist's thoughts on identity and how he sees himself.

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Artist Bio

Mosaic artist and muralist Isaiah Zagar was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He earned a BFA from Pratt Institute in New York. Zagar had solo exhibitions at the Hinckley Brothel Gallery in Washington, DC; the Kornblee Gallery in New York; the P...

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Isaiah

Medium

Offset Lithograph

Date

1986

Dimensions

30" x 22"

Edition Size

100 prints in this edition

Printer

Robert "Bob" Franklin

Provenance:

Brandywine Workshop and Archives

Location

Philadelphia, PA