The Newsboy Giclée Print

The Newsboy Full Image
The Newsboy Character Detail
The Newsboy Innovation Detail
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The Newsboy Full Image
The Newsboy Character Detail
The Newsboy Innovation Detail
newsboy_mattedprint.jpg

The Newsboy Giclée Print

65.00

Edition Size: 77
Image Size: 2.5x10 inches
Matted Size: 12x18 inches

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Limited edition matted giclée print of The Newsboy from The Jobs of Yesteryear Series. Printed on acid-free paper with archival inks and finished with a standard size white mat. This print is easy to frame and get hung on your wall. The Jobs of Yesteryear are thought-provoking conversation pieces that will bring an air of history and whimsy to any room.

From the mid-19th to the early 20th century, newsboys or 'newsies' were the main means to get a newspaper in the United States. The trend began in 1833 when Benjamin Day, publisher of The Sun, put up a help wanted ad hoping to hire some unemployed adults to vend his newspaper. Instead, children answered the call and the age of the newsboy had begun. Newsies were motivated to sell by their inability to return unsold papers and worked long hours to make the meager 30 cents they typically earned in a day. The newspaper vending machine (invented in 1947) and the implementation of child labor laws led to the demise of these young workers' position. The headline I chose to depict my newsboy hawking was from The Sun in which they reported the discovery of 'bat-people' living on the Moon in 1835. Back then, newspapers would often craft fake stories to increase their readership.

Each original painting is created on stained wood panel using acrylic paint. The limited color palette gives the work a historic feel. The long limbed characters are crafted using hundreds of hand-torn bits of kraft paper collaged on top of watercolor paper and painted with an acrylic wash. The painting includes details showing how the ice cutter job became obsolete.

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