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Guide to the Richard Duardo Collection of Silk Screen Prints CEMA 65
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Description
This collection contains 65 silkscreen prints, including 37 prints by Richard Duardo and 28 prints by other artists such as Carlos Almaraz, Barbara Carrasco, Leo Limón, Carmen Lomas Garza and John Valadez. The dates range from 1976 to 1986. Duardo is a graphic designer known for founding the first Chicano-owned serigraphy studio in Los Angeles, Hecho en Aztlan. He also gained recognition for his expert skill in printmaking when he was named Artist of the Year by the California Arts Council in 1988.
Background
Richard Durardo grew up in the Boyle Heights section of East Los Angeles. He received his formal art education from Pasadena City College where he specialized in printmaking. In 1973 he transferred to the University of California, Los Angeles where he earned a B.A. in graphic design in 1976. Duardo spent 1977 as an apprentice to master printer Jeff Wasserman and in 1978 he founded Hecho en Aztlán, the first Chicano-owned serigraphy studio in Los Angeles. It was here that Duardo would first collaborate with other artists such as Carlos Almaraz and John Valadez to produce a series of prints. Duardo’s entrepreneurship into art is not exclusive to printmaking; he has arranged the publishing of the works of the late fashion editor Antonio López and has ventured as far as launching an independent record label and a furniture design business. After exploring other ventures such as these, Duardo branched out from his original serigraph business to create Future Perfect Publishing, a contract silkscreen pint studio. Other offshoots include Art and Commerce and Modern Multiples, Inc. Duardo’s graphic design and expert skill in printmaking is internationally recognized and he has been called the best serigraph artist in Los Angeles. In 1988 the California Arts Council named him Artist of the Year. Along with printmaking, Duardo has been commissioned for commercial art projects, including album covers for musicians such as Jackson Browne and Yanni.
Extent
4.0 linear feet (65 silkscreen prints)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
Availability
The collection is open for research.