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Artist: Libby Black

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All prints are signed and numbered on a card of authenticity

My current work is based on imagery culled from disparate sources like fashion magazines, snapshots, newspapers, pop culture websites, television, movies and still lifes that I have staged. I am interested in having the work chart a path through personal history and a broader cultural context to explore themes of impermanence and identity. Our lives are marked by monumental events and spectacular disasters. I have distinct mental images that represent such experiences for me - things like the birth of my son or the Challenger exploding. Our lives are also filled with mundane moments, small pleasures, and frivolous distractions. The act of drawing and painting these images is an attempt to preserve moments that are already gone or to find meaningful connections between arbitrary things. For me the still life functions in a similar way. It is a staged collection of keepsakes and other personal items displayed with arrangements of cut flowers. Making the work is a way to take pleasure in re-creating attractive objects while also coding my identities (as a daughter, a lesbian, an artist, a mother, a dreamer, a fan, a lover, etc.) into the compositions. Using paper, hot glue and paint, I also have been creating three-dimensional still lifes and re-creating objects of personal significance.


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Learn more about our face mounting option or review all options at a glance. We offers professional custom framing on all prints with three stylish options to fit your home: white wood, black wood and natural maple. All frames have Plexiglas fonts to prevent breakage and an authenticity card mounted on the back. And we use 8-ply acid-free mats with a taped backing to ensure your art lives a long and inspiring life on your walls. All prints are shipped in a bespoke box, ready to be hung upon unboxing. Did we mention we even include the hanging hardware? Sweet!

Frames with archival mats

  • 8 x 10 print = 14 x 16 framed
  • 11 x 14 print = 15 x 18 framed with a mat, 12 x 15 mattless frame
  • 20 x 24 print = 24 x 28 framed with a mat, 21 x 25 mattless frame
  • 30 x 40 print = 39 x 46 framed with a mat, 32 x 42 mattless frame

Final frame sizes may vary between .25 inch to 2 inches. Please call us if you would like specific dimensions on a piece.

Turnaround time is approximately 2 weeks for unframed prints (these are made-to-order) and 2-3 weeks for custom framed prints. Unframed prints are shipped inside a fitted sleeve in rigid mailer via USPS. Framed prints are shipped in a bespoke box via FedEx.

All ArtStar limited editions are printed to order on 100% cotton rag Hahnemuhle paper with archival Epson inkjet pigments and are hand cut to size. That's the SAME quality used by fine art galleries and museums! That's right. LEGIT. All of our printing and framing is done right here in the USA using environmentally friendly materials. All prints are printed with a minimum border of 0.5 inches to allow for matting and framing. Quoted print dimensions are the paper size and include this border. The image size will be slightly smaller than the paper size and will vary with each image. Likewise, we never crop, color correct or otherwise alter our artists' work and adhere to the highest image quality standards.