Mark Mothersbaugh

Grandma Cyclops

Grandma Cyclops, the companion piece to our earlier Grandpa Cyclops collaboration with Mark Mothersbaugh, is an edition of ink-and-gouache stained intaglio prints, each encased in a hand-cast, antiqued resin frame beneath convex glass. Each print has been signed and numbered by Mark, and the frame comes backed with a laser-cut piece of steel to facilitate either hanging on a wall or displaying on a flat surface.

Grandma knew that if you were patient, good times would always curdle up. She was the oldest in a fluctuating family of 17 siblings, and had seen life at its harshest, and known it to be like chewing on rancid beef jerky. She was of a generation for whom pleasures like bathing without clothing would never occur, for some omnipotently randy deity always had his eyes on you, and that would be too much for the fabric of life to bear. As grandma would say, “I was born a Cyclops, and I’m gonna die a Cyclops, pass the coon gravy to yer lil’ sister.” (more)

—Mark Mothersbaugh

The Print
Printed from an original Mark Mothersbaugh image
Rives Heavyweight printmaking paper
Hand-printed intaglio in black ink
Each print individually tea-stained
Hand signed by Mark Mothersbaugh
The Frame
Hand-cast and antiqued resin frame
High quality curved glass
Custom laser cut solid steel back for free-standing or wall-mounted display
The Certificate of Authenticity
Custom designed, embossed and perforated
Signed and numbered by the artist
The Edition
Released April 2010
Frame size is 10 ½˝ × 7 ¼˝
Print size is 4 ¾˝ × 3 ⅜˝
Edition of 50
10 Printer’s proofs
10 Artist’s proofs
1 Bon à tirer