Jon Rose has created a reduction cut, woodblock print to commemorate the Phish shows at Madison Square Garden this coming New Years. The print will be available for a very limited time, with online sales lasting only 24 hours from Thursday, December 17th at Noon EST until Noon EST December 18th. Order here.
Inspired by the history of the Garden, Jon chose to portray what was the second building to have the name. Now referred to as Madison Square Garden II, it was built in 1890 and closed in 1925. Jon started with a 3 color split fountain, then grey and black, reduction style. “I wanted a bit of the split fountain to show through in some spots to tie the print together,” says Jon.
For this piece, Jon used 5 oil based ink colors: pPrussian blue, Napthol red and a hand mixed orange in a 3 color split fountain as a base layer. Jon carved away the block and then printed grey, carved away and printed the final color Black.
Hand Carved and hand pressed on Strathmore 400 series 2 ply vellum acid free paper using Gamblin oil based inks, the print measures 22″ X 10″ and is signed and numbered in an edition of 50.
As prints are hand carved and pressed, making each one unique with subtle variations from print to print.
These prints will ship starting January 3, 2016, after the New Years run. Unsold prints from this limited time sale will be sold outside the Phish shows at the Garden. The Waterwheel Table will have 5 prints for sale on the 30th & 31st. Please consider supporting them!