Richard Mock (1944 - 2006)
Studies For “Orange Squeeze” Mural
L.A. Calif Show Gallery 454, 1987
Artist book, string bound, stiff boards, crayon and ink on paper. Unique drawings throughout, SIGNED. Condition: missing a string for binding, some top right page corners stained
10h x 7 1/2w in
25.40h x 19.05w cm
Richard Mock (1944 –2006) was a painter whose work ranged from a cartoonish, politically charged Neo-Expressionism through portraiture and self-portraiture to bright, paint-laden abstractions. Mock is best known for his satiric linocut illustrations on social and political issues that appeared on the Op-Ed page of The New York Times from 1980 through 1996. Mock’s career started in the late 1960s with shows at 112 Greene Street, The Whitney (1973) and Exit Art. His art frequently appeared on the covers of the magazines Fifth Estate, Alternative Press Review and Anarchy: A Journal of Desire Armed. Mock was also the official portrait painter of the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, N.Y.