Los Angeles Loteria by Aardvark Letterpress
In celebration of its 40th Anniversary in 2008 and in honor of its unique relationship with Los Angeles, Aardvark Letterpress invited 20 artists with strong ties to Los Angeles to create original, limited edition letterpress prints based on a game of chance: Loteria. Traditionally, Loteria is played with cards that represent significant Icons in Mexican culture, For Aardvark, artists were asked to select and interpret some part of the Los Angeles experience in their own style and process for an L.A.-centric Loteria card. The singular visions depicted on the Aardvark Loteria cards reflect the diversity of Los Angeles and Angelenos. The original 19 invited artists comprise the Series 1 prints.
Participating artists in Series 1: Dan McCleary, Andre Miripolsky, Daniel Gonzalez, Greg Colson, Karen Kimmel, Ernesto Yerena, Marc Lumer, Sammy Harkham, Casey Rydera, Ed Wexler, Richard Duardo, Dave Lefner, Mel Lim, Somsara Reilly, Rick Von Dehl, Angel Gonzalez, Claudia Laub, Cristina Padron, Rick Von Dehl. Series 2 was conceived to expand on the original series but only one print by David Trulli was executed. It is included as a complimentary extra in the boxed sets.
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Los Angeles Loteria
19.75 x 13"
Letterpress on Cranes Lettra 220 lb Archival Paper
Edition of 100
Boxed Suite includes 19 Series 1 Prints signed and numbered, the single Series 2 print, plus an exclusive 20th bonus Aardvark print that comes only wth the boxed set. Only 20 boxes ever made, and 2 boxes remain available.
$375 per individual print
$6,250 for the full boxed set.