Stars and Stripes

by Mark Ulriksen

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Artist Statement

Stars and Stripes is a personal piece based on a rejected New Yorker cover sketch. That sketch had the same aerial view of the upper deck, but, in it, the players were all looking up at the viewer, bowing and tipping their hats as if they were stage actors receiving appreciative applause. Baseball, after all, is a performance meant to entertain. When I conceived this piece, I instead made it about the geometry of the field and the action that is constantly taking place. I had originally thought of making a diptych, the second painting identical to this one, but fast-forwarded to show what happened after the batter hit the pitched ball. I never did paint that second piece, though.

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+ Limited-edition, exclusive to 20x200
+ Museum quality: archival inks, 100% cotton rag paper unless noted
+ Signed + numbered certificate of authenticity included
+ Directly supports the artist
+ Handcrafted custom-framing is available

Our quoted dimensions are for the size of paper containing the images, not the printed image itself. We do not alter the aspect ratio, nor do we crop or resize the artists’ originals. All of our prints have a minimum border of .5 inches to allow for framing.

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Edition Structure:
11"x8.5" | edition of 200 
22"x17" | edition of 20
40"x30" | edition of 2

Mark Ulriksen

San Francisco illustrator and artist Mark Ulriksen is probably best known for his whimsical covers for The New Yorker, where he has been a regular contributor since 1993, publishing over 30 covers. He has produced work for many of America's leading magazines and newspapers, including TIME, Newsweek, the Atlantic Monthly, Playboy, Rolling Stone, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. His paintings have appeared in galleries in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Paris and Rome. Mark's work is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome.... Read More
He has been profiled in industry publications such as Communication Arts, 3 x 3, Taschen's Illustration Now!, Archive's 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide, the university textbook Graphic Communication Today, as well as the European publications Dogs and Style Monte Carlo. Ulriksen has been a consistent presence in juried exhibitions for the past 15 years, winning gold and silver medals from the Society of Illustrators. Mark has lectured at universities internationally and has been a featured speaker at ICON 3 and 4 Illustration Conferences.
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