John Brown poster for the Lyric Opera of Kansas City with art director Kevin Brimmer. Brown likened himself to Moses and wanted to liberate the slaves from their Southern slave owners. In Moses to the burning bush, I paralleled Brown to the burning cotton bush.
From Blue Collar/White Collar by Sterling Hundley
In my career, I have assumed a great deal of the viewer. I have assumed a visual intelligence and a collective curiosity. When illustration transcends its function and the commerce that instigates it, imagery has the potential to move the masses.
Illustration is oft defined as Illuminating Text. This definition can relegate the image as secondary to text and the artist as servant to the author. To be commissioned does not dismiss accountability. Illustration is art that must survive in spite of commerce and purpose.
I ask the question: must illustration articulate?
Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. Poster created for Arena Stage by Sterling Hundley.
Blue Collar/White Collar from Sterling Hundley and Adhouse Books.
Signed and adorned with original drawing on the endpapers: $34.95 + shipping
$50.00 + shipping: LE (100) with slipcase and “Nation Slayer” LE (100) print
$34.95 + shipping: Signed and adorned with original drawing on the endpapers:
$24.95 + shipping: Unsigned
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FOR SALE: “God Eyes” from Sterling Hundley was originally created for Chicago University to accompany an article that weighed Faith and Science.
The painting is 11.5” x 15” and was created using Acrylics, oils, and ink on board.
Limited to an edition of 125
Advanced Orders (*first 5 only) at $100 + shipping
Regular Orders at $125 + shipping
The original Edgar Cayce illustration was commissioned by Virginia Living Magazine and is being beautifully reproduced as a Limited (125) Edition Heritage Giclee on Photosmooth paper- signed, numbered and delivered with a certificate of authenticity from the printer.
From Sterling Hundley’s retrospective monograph- Blue Collar/White Collar, published by Adhouse Books in 2011.