LOTS OF FUN WITH FINNEGANS WAKE

My multi-year artwork LOTS OF FUN WITH FINNEGANS WAKE yokes together my twinning interests of the illustrative and the intellectual, the visual and the verbal. It has been exhibited in Antwerp, Montreal, New York, and Toronto, and published by journals in Canada, England, Ireland, Israel, and the U.S. See exhibitions and publications.

Limited Editions

The following artworks are available as limited edition prints. Each is signed in a  numbered edition of 99, and is printed on acid-free, archival cover stock. (See below for framing suggestions.)

1 – Dreamend (LOFWFW 565)

LOFWFW 565

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2 – Karikature (LOFWFW 85)

LOFWFW 85

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3 – Celadon Sense (LOFWFW 352)

LOFWFW 352

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4 – Feeding and Sleeping (LOFWFW 350)

Feeding and Sleeping 350

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5 – Accretive, Letterish (LOFWFW 351)

Accretive, Letterish 351

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6 – Ab Nihilo (LOFWFW 353)

Ab Nihilo 353 image

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7 – ABCD (LOFWFW 91)

ABCD 91 image

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8 – Umbrella History (LOFWFW 573)

LOFWFW 573

Measurements for Numbers 1 – 8 (height before width):

Image Size: 13.2” X 10.2”; Paper Size: 18” X 14”

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9 – Index Librorum Prohibitorum (LOFWFW 153, 154)

Index Librorum Prohibitorum 153 154

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10 – Barefoot She (LOFWFW 203, 204)

Barefoot She 203 204 images

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11 – Tarsila Homage (LOFWFW 92, 310)

Tarsila Homage 92 310

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12 – Woodensdays (LOFWFW 311, 78)

Woodensdays 311 78 image

Measurements for Numbers 9 – 12 (height before width):

Image Size: 13.2” X 20.4”; Paper Size: 18” X 24.4”

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13 – Rita’s Noblesse Oblige (LOFWFW 567, 568, 569)

Rita's Noblesse Oblige 567 568 569 images

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14 – Intervulve Coupling (LOFWFW 314, 315, 316)

Intervulve Coupling 314 315 316 images

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15 – Nightmail (LOFWFW 78, 592, 565)

Nightmail 78 592 565 image

Measurements for Numbers 13 – 15 (height before width):

Image Size: 13.2” X 30.6”; Paper Size: 18” X 34.6”

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16 – Birdflights (LOFWFW 321, 322, 323, 324)

321, 322, 323, 324

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17 – Seeping Vessels (LOFWFW 350, 351, 352, 353)

Seeping Vessels 350 351 351 353 images

Measurements for Numbers 16 – 17 (height before width):

Image Size: 13.2” X 40.8”; Paper Size: 18” X 44.8”

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International Reviews and Testimonials

“Truly enjoyable … pure pleasure.” Denis Boyles, France, author, university lecturer, and co-editor of The Fortnightly Review

“Peter O’Brien’s artwork adds yet more illustrative and intellectual layers onto this rich, inclusive, varied and variable book.” Congrong Dai, China, winner of China’s Influential Book of 2012 Award

“Full of wonderful detail waiting to be found.” Finn Fordham, England, professor and co-editor of the Oxford World’s Classics edition of Finnegans Wake

“A subtle symbiosis of simplicity and difficulty … mesmerizing … having lots of fun at Finnegans Wake is actually quite possible.” Tamar Gelashvili, Georgia, professor, author, and translator

“Each page becomes a colourful landscape … an open field for visual play.” Yaeli Geenblatt, Israel, graduate student working on visual art inspired by Finnegans Wake

“Stunning and constantly shifting ingenuity.” Garry Leonard, Canada, author and professor of literature and cinema

“Absorbing and marvellous … magma flows of letter and daub.” Sarat Maharaj, Sweden, international curator and professor

“Wildly and beautifully new.” Margot Norris, United States, Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus at University of California, Irvine

“O’Brien does not represent an organized, collective movement, instead having much in common with art brut: the kind of work produced by solitary figures on the margins of institutions and markets of the art world, thus bearing witness to another kind of freedom.” David Spurr, Switzerland, award-winning writer and professor

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The echo is where

In 2019 I produced a 100-page catalogue, The echo is where, which includes 43 pages from this project, together with short texts from 43 contributions (ranging in age from 22 to 105) from 14 different countries. Here’s the catalogue: Flip-Book: The echo is where

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Originals

Size of the originals: 8 ½ X 11 archival cover stock. All include archival felt pen, and some have various other media, including acrylic, graphite, acid-free metallic gel, archival glitter glue, calligraphy ink, and found materials.

In addition to the originals above (which have been used for limited edition prints, and included in catalogue The echo is where), here is a wider selection. If you are interested in purchasing originals, please contact me directly: tpob (at) me.com.

LOFWFW 15

LOFWFW 37LOFWFW 38

LOFWFW 59

LOFWFW 67LOFWFW 68

LOFWFW 134

LOFWFW 136

LOFWFW 137

LOFWFW 140

LOFWFW 151

LOFWFW 200

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Framing

I suggest that the image float within the frame, so there is no need for a matte. I suggest a simple, natural wood frame, or a simple black frame, although you can also play with a colour from the artwork for your frame (green, blue, purple …). I suggest using plexiglass or non-glare glass.

Framing Suggestion

Frame size: ~ 18.5 inches X ~ 14.5 inches
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Framing Suggestion double

Frame size: ~ 18.5 inches X ~ 25 inches
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Framing Suggestion triple

Frame size: ~ 19 inches X ~ 36 inches
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Framing Suggestion quadruple

Frame size: ~ 19 inches X ~ 47 inches

 

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