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Osceola Godspeed.

St. Augustine, FL: Mike Taylor, 2017. Limited Edition. Original Wraps. "A short story coupled with abstract portraits derived from my paintings."
"In this short story, Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales is the point of departure for re-imagining a late-capitalist trail of tears. Florida's mythical Seminole Chief (and sports mascot), Osceola, is a metonym for the Get Rich And Die Trying Calvinism baked into the American ethos; but sure as the real-life Osceola, born William Powell Jr., was hardly an "Indian" at all, the land grab reality show at the centre of Osceola Godspeed proves to be more than the desperate contestants signed up for." [artist statement]. Fine. Tight, bright, and unmarred. Printed paper DJ over stiff wraps, coptic binding, silkscreened. Square fo. np. Illus. (color plates). Numbered limited edition, this being 17 of 26. Signed by the artist. Item #10521

Price: $800.00

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