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Publishers Announce Fine Art Edition of Historic Jazz Poster Series


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Publishers Announce Fine Art Edition of Historic Jazz Poster Series

New Orleans, LA January 1, 2009

The publishers of JazzArtCollection proudly introduce the Limited Edition issue of a series of five Waldemar Swierzy fine arts prints originally designed as posters for the Jacksonville and All That Jazz Festival.

The series began in 1983 and brought the then little-known, but now famous artist to Jacksonville, Florida., at the height of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union; a time when travel between the US and nations behind the so-called Iron Curtain was difficult.

The original poster in the series, an impressionistic version of a trumpet player, brought both media attention and brisk sales, which continued until the series concluded in 1987. The series has been out of print for many years.

The new edition consists of serigraphs printed by Kolibri Art Studio, an international multi award-winning atelier noted for the extremely high quality of their product. The prints, measuring 32"x41" are printed on neutral ph Coventry Rag fine art paper in as many as 14 colors. Five musical instruments are featured: trumpet, saxophone, trombone, guitar and drums. 350 prints is the hand-pulled press run limit for each of the five.

Mr. Swierzy has so far produced more than 1,500 posters and many have been tremendously popular. Throughout his career, he was particularly influenced by American jazz and jazz players and the Jacksonville series finds him at his very best.

America’s influence on Swierzy, whether it be motion pictures, Chicago gangsters, Las Vegas card sharks or, most notably jazz performers and their instruments, shine through in his art with sparkling energy and bubbling good humor.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Waldemar Swierzy
  • Press Release Date: 1/1/2009
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