Artworks for Sale

Works For Sale
All artworks by Mark Vallen
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Giclée prints | Lithographs | Giclée Punk Portraits | Silkscreen prints | Digital & Offset posters | Day of the Dead prints
Featured Prints
Silkscreen print by Mark Vallen

The Gaze (view large image)
Black & White silkscreen print. 1980
17.5" x 23" inches
Signed and numbered by the artist - $100

The artist's serigraphic portrait of a young woman.

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6" x 11" inches - $6.50 for a pack of 5 cards

Printed on heavy card stock, the postcards are blank on the backside and are available in packets of 5 postcards for $6.50, plus $3.50 for shipping in the U.S.

Teachers, parents, and students are encouraged to buy the packs of cards and share them with friends and associates.

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Signed silkscreen print -
15" x 16" $100
- Vallen's 1980 street poster eventually appeared as a cover of the L.A. Weekly newspaper at a time when people thought war between the U.S. and the Soviet Union was imminent. This print is now included in Under the Big Black Sun: California Art 1972-1981 at the MOCA Geffen Contemporary in Los Angeles.
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1984 (view large image)
Signed silkscreen print -
29" x 21" $100
- Around 200 of these black and white silkscreen prints were published and distributed around Los Angeles on the eve of 1984. The artwork was of course inspired by George Orwell's novel concerning a dystopian society ruled through propaganda, fear, and raw police power.
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NO HUMAN BEING IS ILLEGAL (view large image)
Offset Poster. 19 1/2" x 22" inches - $5.00

Originally created in 1988, Vallen's No Human Being is Illegal poster helped popularize the slogan - "No Human Being is Illegal."

Published as a bilingual street poster in conjunction with a 1988 drive conducted by the Los Angeles based Central American Resource Center (CARECEN), to secure the rights of undocumented Central American war refugees in the U.S. The slogan on the poster became a catchphrase that has since entered the lexicon of today's defenders of immigrant's rights. To oppose the rising tide of discrimination aimed at the undocumented in the U.S., from Arizona's racist SB1070 anti-immigrant law, to efforts by members of the U.S. Congress to overturn the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution (which guarantees citizenship to children born on U.S. soil), Vallen republished his poster in August of 2010.

PAT BAG (view large image)
Linoleum block print. 24.5" x 15.5" inches - $400

In early 1979 Vallen carved this linoleum block portrait of Pat Bag, the bass player for The Bags, one of the first and most notorious late 70s punk rock groups in Los Angeles. In late 2010 Vallen worked with master printer John Greco of Josephine Press in Santa Monica, California, to finally publish the suite of prints that should have been issued in '79. In all likelihood "Pat Bag" is the only linoleum cut portrait of a central figure in punk to have been created anywhere in the world as punk was actually unfolding.

Giclée Prints
All Giclée prints are hand signed by the artist. Giclée (pronounced "zhee-clay"), is a French word that refers to the spraying of ink. The prints offered here were created with archival inks on high quality fine art paper (Arches, Cold Press). Vallen's limited edition prints were published by the master printers at Opus Editions.
African American - Giclée print by Mark Vallen
AFRICAN AMERICAN (view large image)
Giclée Print. 11" x 14" $100.00
-This Giclée print is an exact reproduction of Vallen's oil painting on wood panel.
My Nature is Hunger - Giclée print by Mark Vallen
MY NATURE IS HUNGER (view large image)
Giclée Print.
20" x 26" Print $300.00 - Vallen created the oil painting, My Nature is Hunger, as the cover art for author Luis J. Rodriguez's book of poetry.
Signed and Numbered Lithographs
Artworks are printed on acid free, off-white deckle edged paper. Each print is hand signed and numbered by the artist.
AMERICA NOVIA MIA (view large image)
Lithograph. 21" x 29" $300.00
- Vallen's lithograph is a tribute to the dispossessed and impoverished people of the Americas. Only a few of these hand-signed and numbered prints are available
EL SALVADOR PRESENTE (view large image)
Lithograph. 14" x 18" $250.00
- Vallen's 1994 lithograph is dedicated to the Salvadoran people and their struggles for peace and justice.
Giclée Punk Portraits
All prints are hand signed by the artist. Each historic artwork is suitable for framing and represents punk as it first appeared in L.A. during the late 1970s.
Suzy - Giclée print by Mark Vallen
SUZY (view large image)
Giclée Print -
16" x 26" $300
- In 1980 Vallen created this portrait of Hollywood denizen, Suzy Gardner, during the heyday of the hardcore Los Angeles punk scene.
COME BACK TO HAUNT YOU (view large image)
Giclée Print -
10" x 14" $200
- In 1980 Vallen created this cover artwork for SLASH Magazine, the premiere punk rock publication on the West coast. It proved to be the magazine's very last edition.
THE BAGS (view large image)
Giclée Print -
22" x 30" $300
- Vallen's portrait of Alice & Pat of the notorious BAGS, one of L.A.'s original 1977 punk bands.
SCREAMER: TOMMY GEAR (view large image)
Giclée Print -
15" x 18" $200
- Vallen's portrait of Tommy Gear from L.A.'s techno-punk band, The Screamers. Iggy Pop once proclaimed them "the future of music."
SUE TISSUE (view large image)
Giclée Print -
10" x 14" $200
- Vallen's portrait of Sue Tissue from the punk-pop outfit, The Surburban Lawns. Vallen's artwork appeared as a cover for a 1979 edition of SLASH Magazine.
Silkscreen Prints
All silkscreen prints are hand signed by the artist.
Sandinista - Silkscreen print by Mark Vallen
SANDINISTA (view large image)
9 color Silkscreen print -
11" x 17" $50
- Printed in 1986, this silkscreen was created to commemorate the assassination of Augusto César Sandino, the legendary Nicaraguan patriot who was murdered on February 21, 1934. Sandino's silhouette is depicted on the flag waved by the anonymous individual.

Edition of 50 prints.
Each print is hand-signed and numbered by the artist.

Nuclear War?! There Goes My Career - Silkscreen by Mark Vallen
NUCLEAR WAR?!... THERE GOES MY CAREER! (view large image)
Silkscreen print -
15" x 16" $100
- Vallen's 1980 print appeared as a cover of the L.A. Weekly. The print was also included in The Path of Resistance, an exhibition of contemporary protest art held at New York City's Museum of Modern Art in 2000.
BURNING FUSES (view large image)
Silkscreen print -
5" x 7" $50
- Vallen's 1987 print was inspired by a verse of poetry by Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda.

MAY 1, UNITE (view large image)
Silkscreen print
11.5" x 17" inches
Signed by artist - $100

Created in 1980 as a celebration of International Workers Day.

Digital & Offset Prints and Posters
Free South Africa - Mark Vallen
FREE SOUTH AFRICA (view large image)
Offset poster -
22" x 30" inches - $5.00.
This street poster was created in 1985 and widely distributed at anti-Apartheid protests that same year.
NO PASARAN (view large image)
Offset poster -
17" x 21" $5.00
- Vallen's 1984 print, No Pasaran (They Shall Not Pass,) was created in opposition to the U.S. war against Nicaragua.
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Offset poster.
11" x 15" $5.00
ZAPATA'S REVENGE (view large image)
Digital print.
11" x 17" $5.00
Digital print.
11" x 17" SOLD OUT
Day of the Dead Prints
Bombs Not Bread - Silkscreen print by Mark Vallen
BOMBS NOT BREAD (view large image)
Silkscreen print -
14" x 20" $25 -
Printed in 1983, the posters depict a military "calaca" - Mexican/Chicano slang for skeleton - along with text that serves as a mocking inversion of the peace movement's slogan, "Bread Not Bombs." Originally a street poster, the print was included in the 1984 traveling antiwar exhibit, End of the Rainbow, organized by the Los Angeles based performance art group, Sisters of Survival (S.O.S.). The show toured the U.S. and Europe and included works by artists Leon Golub, Nancy Spero, Jerry Kearns, and Judy Baca. Each print is hand-signed and numbered by the artist.
Day of the Dead - Silkscreen print by Mark Vallen
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS: 1987 (view large image)
Silkscreen print -
15" x 19" $150 -
five color silkscreen prints were made in 1987. The artist hand-painted the image directly on the screen with glue, then printed the design using Day-glo inks. Each print is hand-signed and numbered by the artist.
Day of the Dead - Monoprint by Mark Vallen
CALACA (SKULL) (view large image)
Monoprint -
6" x 8" $20 -
Vallen created these multicolored monoprints for the Day of the Dead in 2002. He hand-painted the image directly on a sheet of glass with oil paints. A piece of paper was then laid over the painting and gently burnished. Removing the paper revealed a perfect "mirror image" print. No two monoprints are alike! Each print is hand-signed and dated.