David Sandlin

76 Manifestations of American Destiny, Volume #4, Tree of Liberty

David Sandlin

76 Manifestations of American Destiny, Volume #4, Tree of Liberty

Date

2021

Edition Size

20

Media

Screenprint

Paper

Rives BFK

Binding

Double Accordion Fold

Pages

26

$ 7,000.00

12 in stock


“In this series of books, drawings, and paintings, I am exploring aspects of American
history and legend that still haunt the present, including concepts like manifest destiny
and the persistence of American exceptionalism. The print aspect of the project, six
hand-silkscreened books (of which four volumes are completed), was inspired by the
woodblock prints of the great 19th-century Japanese artist Taiso Yoshitoshi and his
masterwork One Hundred Aspects of the Moon. While his subjects were famed Samurai
warriors, tragic lovers, and notorious villains, my analogs are U.S. presidents and other
political provocateurs, American wars, civil rights battles, and human-wrought climate
catastrophe.
 
In Volume 4, as the curtain of history begins to close on the Cold War and open onto
John F. Kennedy’s New Frontier, the emergence of prophet-leaders like JFK and MLK
offers a glimmer of hope for progress toward social justice and equity. But the
malignant, cynical swamp of political opportunism, greed, and fear-mongering and the
bog of ignorance and hidebound tradition threatens to engulf the city on the hill.”
– David Sandlin, September 2021, New York, New York
 
Bio
David Sandlin is a painter, printmaker, and comics artist born in Belfast, Northern
Ireland, and now living in New York City and Roscoe, NY. He has exhibited his paintings
and prints extensively in the U.S. and internationally, and his comics and illustrations
have appeared in The Best American Comics; The New Yorker; Raw; and other
publications. He has received fellowships and grants from the Guggenheim Foundation,
the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the New
York Foundation of the Arts, the Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon, and
other institutions. He teaches printmaking, book arts, and illustration at the School of
Visual Arts in New York City.
 
Volumes I, II, and II are still available.
Volume I
Volume II
Volume III