St. Louis, MO: Evil Prints, 2012. Limited Edition. Hardcover. "Having taken over 2 years to complete, “The Hillbilly Kama Sutra” is Huck’s first portfolio of prints since 1998 s seminal, “2 Weeks in August: 14 Rural Absurdities”. ... 'The Hillbilly Kama Sutra' is part of a long tradition of thematically unified suites in the history of printmaking. Inspired by artists such as Hogarth, Holbein, and Goya, Huck has chosen the timeless theme of sex, albeit with a slight “hillbilly” twist." This set is very much a homage to Holbein's Dance of Death (with a touch of R. Crumb).
Huck, best known for his monumental satirical woodcuts (including a triptych the central panel of which is a single 4x8 foot woodblock print), is a modern master of the woodcut. His work draws heavily on the influences of the great engravers/artists, Albrecht Dürer, José Guadalupe Posada, R. Crumb, and Honoré Daumier. "[J]am-packed compositions [that] are gleefully obscene and violent without being too offensive, and the prints are technically impressive." (New York Times art critic Ken Johnson). Huck's woodcut prints are included in numerous public and private collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, Spencer Museum of Art, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Saint Louis Art Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Fogg Art Museum, and New York Public Library. In September 2011 Huck was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant. Fine. Bright and unmarred. Binding in wood paneling and duct tape with four black ties, silkscreened 'plain brown wrapper' sleeve, each print titled, signed, and dated by the artist. fo (binding: 16.75x17.75, plates: 16x16). Illus. (14 b/w plates (plus one 'mystery print' in red and black). Numbered limited edition, this being 14 of 20. Item #8053