inretrospect Presents A Tribute to David Weidman
2014-12-08 · By Editor
On Friday, December 12, inretrospect will celebrate the life and work of mid-century artist David Weidman with an in-store portfolio show featuring his best-known silkscreen prints along with works that have not been seen outside his studio in decades. Weidman, who passed away in August at the age of 93, was best known for his colorful mid-century hand-pulled silkscreen prints – several of which can currently be seen on the hit television series Mad Men and in the major motion picture Gone Girl.
The celebration will also feature:
- Lenna Weidman, David’s daughter, who will be on hand to share the stories behind the works along with details on the artist’s unique approach to the silkscreen printing technique
- Continuous screenings of an exclusive extended clip from You Can Quote Me on That, an upcoming documentary on Weidman’s life and body of work
- The debut of a limited edition Work Smarter Not Harder coffee mug — an inretrospect exclusive featuring one of Weidman’s most popular mid-century posters — available for purchase while supplies last.
This event is a very special opportunity to celebrate David Weidman and to view one of the largest selections of Weidman prints available outside of his studio. Limited edition, original, signed Weidman serigraphs and posters – framed and unframed — will be on exhibit and available for purchase. All prints are from the artist’s original collection, created between 1963 and 1979. Print prices start at $45.
A Tribute to David Weidman: Studio Portfolio Show & Celebration is Friday, December 12, 2014 from 6pm-9pm at inretrospect, 2122 E. 4th Street, Long Beach CA.
Refreshments will be served. Additional information and images of Mr. Weidman’s extensive portfolio can be found at www.weidmansart.com.
About David Weidman:
David began his career as a background artist in the animation studios and was involved in the creation of many animated classics including Mr. Magoo, Gerald McBoing Boing and Fractured Fairytales. Later he opened a gallery on the famed La Cienega Boulevard, which showcased his formidable talent in the silkscreen print medium.
About inretrospect: Offering vintageware with contemporary flair, inretrospect is greater L.A.’s favorite destination for furnishings, fashion, art, books, vinyl & hi-fi, and home decor— from mid-century to here and now. Our 4,000 square foot space showcases finds from the best of Southern California’s retro-era collectors in a curated, contemporary setting.