MY CASIO CZ1000- An Original Limited Edition Linocut (Series of 15)
An original hand carved & printed 4" x 6" linoleum block printed on acid free heavy 6" x 9" Bristol board with Speedball Water-based ink, signed and numbered by eccentric artist Brian A. Bernhard.
MY CASIO CZ1000 - is part of a series of musical instrument linocut portraits I was inspired to carve after a collection of my personal musical instruments was stolen from my storage unit in 2017.
Many musicians (including myself) develop special bonds with their instruments, almost as if they are an additional body part, when these creative extensions of our souls are ripped away, its often quite traumatic. My way of dealing with the loss has been to make art.
(If you need a portrait of your own stolen musical instrument, please feel free to reach out, I'm always open to commissions.)
Each print comes with a hand-carved, hand printed, one-of-a-kind signed and numbered certificate of authenticity.
Given the nature of block printing by hand, each print is unique, there are subtle shifts in ink color between blue tones, purple tones and red tones within the black ink which intentionally shift from print to print, making each print one-of-a-kind. Make sure you scroll through each image to find the print number that calls out to you! I photographed these prints under my drafting table light from relatively the same angle, and did absolutely no retouching on the image. Remember there are only 15 in this series, so get these suckers while they are fresh off the press, because when they are gone ... they are gone!
Additionally, given the cost of investment, I will add the USPS insurance for FREE for each print shipped! Also, fulfillment of our original limited edition art prints is always done by me (Brian), in person to make sure it will get to you safely. I will literally package it by hand myself and walk it directly to the post office.
Remember, if you can come to our gallery in San Pedro to collect yours, you wont have to pay for shipping, and we will generally have at least one framed with a custom matte, ready to hang on your wall!