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Wine Prints

WINE PRINTS, for Christmas. Rich, gorbriculous, ink-soaked, WINE PRINTS, for the connoisseur. If you love wine, you need to look at ART, when you drink wine. If you don't, you will fall over, and that is not a pretty sight. Look at the print of your reverie, and in your cups, your indulgence, and don't ever suffer a hangover again.

Chateau Chateau White Chateau Chateau Red

Chateau Chateau White 1984

Edition of 75.
Silkscreen by Ralph Steadman
Paper Size: 31 1/2 x 47 1/4 inches.

Signed in pencil by Ralph Steadman

Price: $500.00

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Chateau Chateau Red 1976

Edition of 75.
Silkscreen by Ralph Steadman
Paper Size: 31 1/2 x 47 1/4 inches.

Signed in pencil by Ralph Steadman

Price: $500.00

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Vintage Syrah

Edition of 10
One color silkscreen on white Coventry paper 22 x 30 inches. Signed and numbered in pencil by the artist. 2000.

Price: $600.00

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"Syrah Sirrah!"

Edition size: 40.
Four color silkscreen.
Signed & numbered in pencil by Ralph Steadman.
Paper size: 22" x 30".

Price: SOLD OUT

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Vintage Cardinal Zin

Edition of 10
Two color silkscreen on white Coventry paper 22 x 30 inches. Signed and numbered in pencil by the artist. 2000.

Price: SOLD OUT

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The Tale of the Banned Wine Label

"The Liquor State Regulator of OHIO considers this image unsuitable as a decent law-abiding label to appear on a a bottle of fine wine from Bonny Doon Vineyards of Santa Cruz, California. We have banned it yessir! No rootin' tootin' sonofabitch gettin' passed us, no sir! We sure as hell know what's right and what aint. Don't want no figgin', non believin', wine drinkin', lowlife fink artist gettin' away wi' profanities of this kind an makin' a mockery r aur laws and good folk customs. Goddamn limey bastard too!!"


Reply:

"Thank you for contacting me regarding CARDINAL ZIN, one of the finest wines known to man. Why, I would even use it for Holy Communion. It is a sacramental wine as much as any other. If the blood of Christ is half as good as it is then I am a believer. It is a wine blessed by the Gods and created by a master wine maker, Randall GRAHM, who himself must have been blessed by the good Lord with the gift of extracting all the rich complexities from a grape that the good Lord put into them. He is an artist, and a humorist too I guess.

Just what is it that liquor regulators are there to regulate? Do they not know that the Catholic Church has claws? That they are also guilty of gross hypocrisy and blasphemous misconduct in the name of all that is sacred? They drip with obscene opulence while two thirds of their followers worldwide live in poverty, and worse, must provide the world with as many children as they can manage to swell the ranks of Catholics everywhere. The religious far right are at the bottom of this phony self-righteousness and we haven't seen the last of it yet. Spoilsports never give up in their quest to deaden the human spirit. To quote NIETZSCHE: I can only believe in a God who can dance. Well, cheers to that!

If God is watching he is also laughing at those who peddle their piety like a blunt weapon. He may also feel sad that his creation of a thinking man turns out to be such a miserable experiment. He probably hoped that the miracle of his work contained within it the seeds of aspiration of the kind that Darwin had, and many others who spent their lives challenging the whole Universe, and with humility too.

Anyway, do ring me on if you would like to talk about this deeply philosophical subject.

Kind regards

Ralph STEADMAN

I have just recalled the two NIETZSCHE sayings which are part and parcel of all we are trying to say in our various ways.

1. We possess ART lest we perish from the TRUTH.
2. It is only as an aesthetic phenomenon that existence and the world are permanently justified.

Shoulda' remembered those. They lie at the heart of all I hold sacred.

OK. Just thought I would give you all the ammunition you may require.

Kick Ass

RALPH

 

 

 

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