Silkscreen Print by Mark Vallen Silkscreen print by Mark Vallen
Silkscreen Print by Mark Vallen Silkscreen Print by Mark Vallen

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"Sabra"
Mark Vallen 1983 - 2002
Silkscreen - 23" x 29" inches

Artist's statement:

"My print is named after the Sabra Palestinian refugee camp where upwards of 1,000 innocent civilians were massacred in the worst atrocity committed during Israel's 1982 invasion of Lebanon. My artwork is dedicated to the memory of all those who lost their lives in that dreadful bloodletting. Some have referred to the figure in my print as a "terrorist", but since my work contains no text or slogans and the figure is completely unarmed, that is quite a remarkable observation. How can a simple portrait of an Arab wearing a kaffiyah - the traditional garment that has been worn for more than a thousand years - be so construed?"

Originally created in 1983 as a street poster, this silkscreen was reprinted in 2002. Working with master printer Richard Duardo and his Modern Multiples Serigraphy Studio of Los Angeles, I00 impressions of the print were created. Each serigraph was printed on heavy white paper and hand-signed by the artist.
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