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Tony Fitzpatrick’s “Yellow Daze” now Available at CPC

 

Tony Fitzpatrick yellow daze etching gallery publishing

This fall, CPC collaborated with Tony Fitzpatrick, who created this gorgeous paean to the grit of Chicago’s Western Avenue entitled “Yellow Daze”, in homage to a favorite Earl “Fatha” Hines tune heard on a jukebox in Old Town. Masterfully printed by Catherine Winings, this two-plate, 2-color etching on copper was printed in an edition of 35 prints on German Etch Cream paper. They are now available for $1000 at the CPC. We have 5 left, so hop on this Western Ave train SOON.

Here’s what Tony has to say about it:
“There was a saloon on North Avenue and Sedgewick some years ago called O’Rourkes–it was legendary for being a hang -out for Actors, Writers, Newspaper folks and Artists. It had one of the best Juke-Boxes one can imagine–everything from Billie Holiday to Louis Armstrong to Johnny Hartmann. There was one Lovely and elegiac moody jazz song called “Yellow Days” by Earl “Fatha” Hines. When I was still drinking pints of Bass Ale I would give this song a quarter every time I went in there…It was an ebulliently sad song if that makes any sense–one of those songs that smiles to keep from crying…This is kind of what Western Avenue feels like to me–harsh, comical, urgent and oddly defeated; but still slugging…it is that kind of song and that kind of place…”

So honored to work with this man. Shoot us an email at info@chicagoprintmakers.com if interested. We can ship both nationally and internationally.