Print by Ben Sakoguchi
Ben Sakoguchi , one of the artists featured in the Museum's exhibition Drawing the Line, is a painter and printmaker who has lived in the Los Angeles area his entire life. After studying painting in the 1960s at the University of California, Los Angeles, he developed a distinctive style that is rooted in pairing a narrative painting tradition with a pop culture vocabulary. He is best known for his long running "Orange Crate Label" series, using the classic crate label format to explore diverse subject matter and to combine them in a way that allows for both sharp critique and wry humor. His work is deeply and politically engaged, and he takes a deep delight in the craft and beauty of painting itself. Sakoguchi was a professor at Pasadena City College for nearly 35 years.
We are very pleased to be able to offer a few of Ben Sakoguchi's images for sale. These are fine reproductions of his paintings digitally printed on archival resin-coated paper using pigment-based inks. Each image is the same height and width as actual orange crate labels: 10" x 11" (paper is 13" x 14"). We are offering these UNFRAMED only.
If you wish to frame these, it is recommended that you leave a space between the surface of the print and the glazing material, either by inserting a window mat or spacers (narrow strips of mat board, plastic, or wood) can be used if you plan to "float" the print. Each print is signed by the artist. Limited availability.