A book of linocut prints on the Iraq War
A selection of some of the 34 prints in the book
At the beginning of the Iraq war it seemed like a bad idea. At the end of George W. Bush's final term in office it was a bad idea that had fossilized. This bound set of prints is the bookend to Art Hazelwood's Hubris Corpulentus, a series of engravings done in the first year of the war. Into Iraq consists of small linocut prints each one more full of bile than the previous. The subjects range from the battlefield to the media, to the neocons and the Congressional enablers in Washington. Oil Flag, Patriotic Tune, Sacrifice of Liberty, The President in his Labyrinth are some of the titles.
These linocuts were all created in the last years of the Bush administration. In the last months of the Administration during the 2008 elections the whole series was exhibited in Oakland at the now defunct Front Gallery. At the end of the eight year run it seemed a good time for us to recall the path that led the country on its downward cycle. It is a good time lest we think he and his ilk have disappeared or worse that they have any good ideas at all.
34 Linocut prints in a book by
Signed edition of 30
36 pages, two fold outs, 34 linocut prints, linocut printed titles.
Three different papers used in the book body
Mohawk Superfine (21 of the edition) 9 3/4 x 8 1/2 x 3/8 inches, . Cover BFK grey
Torinoko (3 of the edition) 9 3/4 x 8 1/2 x 1/2 inches. Cover BFK tan
Whatman Print Paper (6 of the edition) 9 3/4 x 8 1/2 x 3/4 inches. Cover BFK cream
All with decorative end sheets. Accordion fold, paper binding. Bound by the artist.