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Bert Green Fine Art

Rebecca Gray Smith

The Alphabet is a complete series of etchings, letters A-Z, and numbers 0-9 plus a title plate and two repeated letters for a total of 39 images. The series was begun in fits and starts over a 25 year period, originally intended as a response to the AIDS crisis. The letters were completed in 2014, and the numbers in 2016, all prints were printed at Anchor Graphics in Chicago.

These works explore the presence of death in all human endeavors, using traditional signifiers of mortality such as the skeleton as a primary actor and subject. Each plate corresponds to a specific fatal activity or malady, highlighting the act of existence as a high risk activity fraught with peril.

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The Alphabet
39 images
All prints are Intaglio Etchings
Edition of 5, 3 APs.
The Letters are on Somerset Cream Paper dated 2014
The Numbers on Somerset Satin Paper dated 2016

Individual prints are $300 each, unframed. Discounts on multiple prints are available, please inquire.

Full sets of the entire suite are all sold out.

a

A - Riders of the Apocalypse
(Alphabet Title Plate)
Image 10 x 8" Paper 14 x 11"


b1

B1 - Baseball
Image 5 x 4" Paper 11 x 10"


b2

B2 - Banks and Bailouts
Image 8 x 6" Paper 11 x 10"


c1

C1 - Crucifixion
Image 5 x 4" Paper 11 x 10"


c2

C2 - Cigarettes, Cancer, & Chromosomes
Image 5 x 4" Paper 11 x 10"


d

D - Dentists & Doctors
Image 5 x 4" Paper 11 x 10"


f1

E - Elementary Education
Image 5 x 4" Paper 11 x 10"


f

F - Fired
Image 8 x 6" Paper 11 x 10"


g

G - Guns, Gangs, Ghettos
Image 5 x 4" Paper 11 x 10"


h

H - Harlots & Hookers
Image 5 x 4" Paper 11 x 10"


i

I - Internet
Image 5 x 4" Paper 11 x 10"


j

J - Jail
Image 5 x 4" Paper 11 x 10"


k

K - Key, Knot, Knob
Image 8 x 6" Paper 11 x 10"


l

L - Legal, Law
Image 5 x 4" Paper 11 x 10"


m

M - Medical, Mort, Marlboro Man
Image 8 x 6" Paper 11 x 10"


n

N - Narcotics
Image 5 x 4" Paper 11 x 10"


o

O - Overpopulation
Image 5 x 4" Paper 11 x 10"


p

P - Petroleum
Image 5 x 4" Paper 11 x 10"


q

Q - Quixote & Quetzalcoatl
Image 8 x 6" Paper 11 x 10"


r

R - Race of the Racists
Image 8 x 6" Paper 11 x 10"


s

S - Sex & Seduction
Image 5 x 4" Paper 11 x 10"


t

T - Time
Image 5 x 4" Paper 11 x 10"


u

U - Umbilical Umbrella Universe
Image 8 x 6" Paper 11 x 10"


v

V - Vampire Virus
Image 5 x 4" Paper 11 x 10"


w

W - Work and War
Image 8 x 6" Paper 11 x 10"


x

X - Xylophone and "X'd Out"
Image 8 x 6" Paper 11 x 10"


y

Y - Yin & Yang
Image 5 x 4" Paper 11 x 10"


z

Z - Zodiacs, Zippers, Zero
Image 8 x 6" Paper 11 x 10"


Title

Dim Sum Dinner Party
(Numbers Title Plate)
Image 10 x 8" Paper 14 x 11"


item12

0 - Black Whole
Image 5 x 4" Paper 11 x 10"


item11

1 - Whole in One
Image 5 x 4" Paper 11 x 10"


item10

2 - Two Be
Image 5 x 4" Paper 11 x 10"


item9

3 - Three Fates
Image 5 x 4" Paper 11 x 10"


item8

4 - Four Play
Image 5 x 4" Paper 11 x 10"


item7

5 - Five Masters of War
Image 5 x 4" Paper 11 x 10"


item6

6 - Six Extinctions
Image 5 x 4" Paper 11 x 10"


item5

7 - Seven Deadly Sins
Image 5 x 4" Paper 11 x 10"


item4

8 - Behind the Eight Ball
Image 5 x 4" Paper 11 x 10"


item3

9 - Nine Muses
Image 5 x 4" Paper 11 x 10"