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"Strokes of Electricity: The Artworks of Woody Guthrie"
Exhibit

STROKES OF ELECTRICITY is an exhibition of selected visual works by renowned American folk musician and activist Woody Guthrie. Curated and designed by Nora Guthrie and Steven Brower, fifty-eight high-quality reproductions of political cartoons, pen and ink illustrations, watercolors, children's art, and oil paintings represent various stages and developments in Guthrie’s life as a visual artist. With images and text drawn from the eponymous publication, “Woody Guthrie Artworks, The Journals, Drawings, and Sketchbooks of an American Original” (Rizzoli 2005), the exhibit unveils a previously unexplored aspect of this American icon.

This exhibit includes:

  • 56 wall-hung art panels
  • 2 canvas prints
  • 4 biographical wall-hung panels
  • 5 text panels
  • 1 credits text panel
  • 1 oversized photo of Guthrie
  • Weight of exhibit - 70lbs.
  • Exhibition timeframe - 4-8 weeks
  • Exhibit Fee - $1,200.00
  • Estimated shipping & handling cost (charges includes cost of insurance) - $700.00

Exhibition dimensions:

  • Running Feet: 100 ft. Square Feet: 800-1000 sq. feet
  • Crates: 4 (3’x 4’) flat cartons

Booking: Available for touring. Contact Anna Canoni – 914-241-3844

Supplemental:

  • Companion book, “Woody Guthrie Artworks, The Journals, Drawings, and Sketchbooks of an American Original”
  • A 17 minute looping audio and visual documentary media.
  • Multimedia Presentation by Nora Guthrie and Steven Brower.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF ITEMS INCLUDED IN THIS EXHIBIT:
Item # Title Description
1 "Hello People" Artwork
Section 1: Introduction
2 This Land Biographical Text Panel
3 Woody began Biographical Text Panel
4 I Hit Amarillo In a Cloud of Dust
Bound For Glory illustration
Pen and Ink Artwork
5 Art Is A Weapon Biographical Text Panel
6 Back at New York City Biographical Text Panel
Section 2: Political Cartoons
7 And Don't You Come Back Til You Register To Vote
Notebook illustrations
Brush and Pen Ink Artwork
8 Political Cartoons Text Panel
9 Old Political Machinery
Notebook illustration
Brush and Pen Ink Artwork
Section 3: Woody Sez
10 People's World Newpaper front page print
11 Collection of Woody Sez cartoon series
People's World newspaper
Brushed Ink Artwork
12 Woody Sez Text Panel
Section 4: Unions  
13 Union Text Panel
14 This Is A Day
Brush and Pen Brown Ink Artwork
15 This Is A Dollar Brush and Pen Brown Ink Artwork
16 This Is The Boss Brush and Pen Brown Ink Artwork
17 This Is The Hand Brush and Pen Brown Ink Artwork
18 Punchin' Th' Clock Brush and Pen Brown Ink Artwork
19 Boss Watches Hand Work Till Sundown Brush and Pen Brown Ink Artwork
20 Hand Gives Boss Loaf Of Bread Brush and Pen Brown Ink Artwork
21 Boss Pays Hand Brush and Pen Brown Ink Artwork
22 Hand Buys Loaf Of Bread Brush and Pen Brown Ink Artwork
23 Hands Kids Eat Bread Brush and Pen Brown Ink Artwork
24 Cries For More Brush and Pen Brown Ink Artwork
25 Wife Bawls Hand Out Brush and Pen Brown Ink Artwork
26 Hand Bawls Wife Out Brush and Pen Brown Ink Artwork
27 Hand Thinks It Over Brush and Pen Brown Ink Artwork
28 Hand Cusses Boss Out Brush and Pen Brown Ink Artwork
29 Boss Yells Cops Brush and Pen Brown Ink Artwork
30 Law & Order Comes Brush and Pen Brown Ink Artwork
31 Hand Is Charged with Overthrowing the Government Brush and Pen Brown Ink Artwork
32 Join The CIO Brush and Pen Brown Ink Artwork
Section 5: Bound For Glory
33 Bound For Glory Text Panel
34 Pampa on Voting Day
Bound for Glory illustrations
Ink Artwork
35

Woody with Woman
Bound for Glory illustrations

Ink Artwork
36 Must Be Broke Down and Said
Bound for Glory illustrations
Ink Artwork
37 Dream
Bound for Glory illustrations
Ink Artwork
38 Election Day Brawl
Bound for Glory illustrations
Ink Artwork
39 Cyclone
Bound for Glory illustrations
Ink Artwork
Section 6: Oversized
40 Abe Lincoln Oil Painting Artwork
41 Woody Guthrie holding This Machine Kills Fascists guitar Photograph by Lester Balog
42 Adobe House Oil Painting Artwork
Section 7: Womben
43 Womben Text Panel
44 Woman & guitar Brush and Ink Artwork
45 I Took In Some Washing Brush and Ink Artwork
46 Wished I was A Single Girl Again Brush and Ink Artwork
47 Women Brushed Ink Artwork
48 Suki Jump Brush and Dry Brush Artwork
49 4/22/46 Women Pen and Ink Artwork
50 Bitter Fruit Pencil and Pen and Ink Artwork
Series 8: Children
51 Children Text Panel
52 Kids Band Watercolor Artwork
53 Girl with arched back Watercolor Artwork
54 Cathy In Mirror Watercolor Artwork
55 Ain't Nobody That Can Sing Like Me Watercolor Artwork
56 Bird Watercolor Artwork
57 Arlo Dybuck Davey Watercolor Artwork
58 Put Your Finger In The Air Watercolor Artwork
59 2 Kids Watercolor Artwork
60 My Dolly Watercolor Artwork
Series 9: Abstract
61 Abstract Text Panel
62 Union Love Juice Notebook Artwork
63 Every Lines Runs Together Watercolor Artwork
64 Southern White Watercolor Artwork
Series 10: Epilogue
65 We'll It's Always We Ramble Text Panel
66 Credits Text Panel

This exhibit was created by the Woody Guthrie Foundation.
All images are protected by Copyright and are embedded with a watermark for protection.

 

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