Chris Stain

Chris Stain Box Set

Chris Stain

Chris Stain Box Set

Date

2014

Edition Size

10

Media

Photo, Silkscreen, Spray paint, Xerox

Binding

Box set, Loose pages, Stapled

$ 2,800.00

Out of Print


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Bucknell University

Stanford University

University of Connecticut (UCONN)

“My first introduction to art was by way of NYC subway graffiti. In my adolescence, I learned basic stenciling and screen printing techniques in my high school shop class. These methods later lead to the same practices I use today to create public murals, street art, and gallery exhibitions. The printmaking aspect of my work lends itself to clearly rendering narratives on the lives and emotions of the common people which has been my focus since a very young age.”
–Chris Stain, August 2014

CHRIS STAIN BOX SET CONTENTS
Various ephemera, prints, books, and drawings, along with documents featuring artist’s legal actions.
16 screen prints, various dimensions:
Winter in America, 2006, Chris Stain, 11×17.25
Untitled (Damn Right I’m Somebody), 2009, Chris Stain, 25 x 9.5
Untitled (Fingers), 2011, Chris Stain, 20.5 x 19
Untitled (Kissing Birds), 2014, Chris Stain, 20.5 x 19
Untitled (Boy with Bird on Roof), 2014, Chris Stain, 19 x 25
Untitled (Two Girls), 2014, Chris Stain, 19 x 25
Skinhead Girl, 2012, Chris Stain, 20.5 x 17.5
Untitled (Climbing Fence), 2009, Chris Stain, 25 x 19, Hand coloring
Untitled (Boy gang), 2009, Chris Stain, 25 x 19, Hand coloring
Untitled (229), 2009, Chris stain, 19 x 25
Untitled (Casket March), 2009, 19 x 25
Untitled (Boy + subway), 2008, 19 x 25
Untitled (Boy + Slingshot), 2011, 19 x 25
Untitled (Rebuild), 2012, 19 x 25
Untitled (Boy on bike), 2010, 19 x 25 
Untitled (Arrest),2012, 19 x 25

9 drawings + graffiti, various dimensions:
Untitled (Drawing of street with parked cars), 2005, Chris Stain, 8.5 x 11
Untitled (Floor plan/map), Chris Stain, 11 x 17
Untitled (Seated man with overalls), Chris Stain, 11 x 8.75,
Untitled (Black figure on newspaper), Chris Stain, 7 x 9.5
Untitled (Street), 2003, Chris Stain, 15.25 x 15.75, spray graffiti on transparency sheet
Untitled (Pen drawing of two children), 6.25 x 7.5, 2005
First Tag “Savage 324” & “Torch” Piece, 1984, Chris Stain,12 x 9,
Untitled (Used stencil of woman), 2005, Chris Stain, 11 x 14
Untitled (No More War), 2002, Chris Stain, 10 x 15.75
Untitled Sticker Strip, Chris Stain, 15 x 3.75
Untitled (Stencil), 2012, Chris Stain, 9 x 12 in, spray paint on wood panel, Edition of 23

17 ephemera, various dimensions 12 enclosed in envelope:
Envelope, graffiti on face and marked “Stain”, enclosing small ephemera, two zines, a journal and documents, Chris Stain, 9 x 6.75
Red Journal, 2013, Chris Stain, 3.5 x 5.5, 52 pages
Letter addressing enclosed contents, Chris Stain, 8.5 x 11, printed
List of “Shows and Events”, Chris Stain, 8.5 x 11, 4 pages
Postal Sticker with Boy, Chris Stain, 4.75 x 3.5
Postal Sticker “Stain Made”, Chris Stain, 4.75 x 3.5
Promotional Sticker (inthedream.org), Chris Stain, 3 x 4.75
Business Card, Chris Stain, 2 x 3.75
Business Card (Baltimore, man on bench), Chris Stain, 3.5 x 2
Promotional Card (All the way live), Chris Stain, 6 x 4
Promotional Card (Root Hog or Die), Chris Stain, 5.5 x 4
San Diego, 1998, Chris Stain, 4 x 6, Photograph developed on Kodak photo paper
Albany, NY, Shelter Skatepark,2004, Chris Stain, 4 x 5.75 photograph developed on Fujicolor Photo Paper
Factory Fresh Bushwick Project Permission for Mural, 2011, 8.5 x 11
Consent Form for Outdoor Painting, 2011, 8.5 x 11
Pre-Sentence Disposition Form by Order of the Criminal Court of the City of New York, 2011,    8.5 x 11,
Accusation Statement, 2011, 8.5 x 11
4 Publications (3 zines, various dimensions,  2 enclosed in envelope):
The Truth Hurts, 2012, Chris Stain with Josh MacPhee, 11.25 x 8.5, 26 pages, 20/48
Hand-Cut Stencils, 2006, Chris Stain, 22 pages
I Know There is Love, 2010, Chris Stain, 5.5 x 8.5, 31 pages, 17/50
1 book, Long Story Short, 2012, 9 x 12, 96 pages, Drago, Rome Italy, 

Total Content Count: 47

This box set was supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Chris Stain (American, b. 1972) grew up writing graffiti in Baltimore, MD in the mid-1980s. Compared at times to the American Social Realist movement of the 1930s and ’40s, Chris’s work echoes his upbringing and the people who helped shape his mental and physical landscape. This box set includes drawings, prints, books, and ephemera that track his progression as an artist over 30 years.