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Duardo: Maestro of Pop

Richard Duardo 1952~2014

Richard has manifested his dream of a museum solo show! “Duardo: Maestro of Pop,” McNay Museum in San Antonio, Texas.

Opening on July 1, 2015 and on view through September 6, 2015
This special exhibition of selected prints has been in the works for the past two years. Richard was really looking forward to this first-time solo show, and thrilled to have his artwork recognized by a museum.

For details, Click here

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The Journey from India to Los Angeles: The crew from “Broken Fingaz” the GRAFFITI GYPSIES FROM HAIFA stepped off the plane from from India, and walked into Modern Multiples with sketchbooks full of inspirations to be printed for USA break out show, “Journey Galactiko.”  on:

Saturday June 20, 2015 at 7 p.m.
at Howard Griffin Gallery
410 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles.

We are psyched to have them and Howard Griffin Gallery in studio and looking forward to the opening.

Broken Fingaz on Juxtapoz Magazine

Broken Fingaz official website

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Hard at work *Update*

Beccas wolfie on the press

Becca’s three new editions are released, on view and available for purchase beginning Thursday June 11, 2015 from 12 noon-12 midnight at Ren Gallery during the DTLA Artwalk.

Also available for purchase for the discerning collector are two mural paste-ups created by becca and Phillip Lumbang. These wooden panels were recently extracted from the Modern Multiples Main Street Studio. The 4’ x 8’ panels are naturally distressed, preserved and ready to hang on interior or exterior walls.


Modern Multiples has dedicated itself over the decades to building relationships with Artist and producing high quality works of art in the screen-printing and digital printing world.

The staff are hard at work in the studio, satisfying clients with friendly service and knowledgeable information.
As always, we go the extra mile making your time with us an extension of your creative talents.

Please give us a call on your next print project.

Coming to our web-store next week!
becca’s three new limited Editions that are Hand Painted Multiples (HPM), published by Modern Multiples.

In the meantime, enjoy this short video of becca creating wolfie.

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“AIDS Pyramid” Print by Carl Tandatnick

Carl-Tandatnick Aids Pyramid

Above, Carl Tandatnick’s “Aids Pyramid” edition, printed at Modern Multiples. The original resides at the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg , Florida.

The following frames are From Carl’s 1994 and 1995 “Day Without Art” Times Square piece and will be shown as a part of “Art AIDS America

“Art AIDS America”
On view June 6 – September 6, 2015
Opening reception: Friday, June 5, 7-9pm

Presented in two parts at the ONE Archives Gallery & Museum and the West Hollywood Library:

ONE Archives Gallery & Museum
626 North Robertson Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

West Hollywood Library
625 North San Vicente Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

About The Artist
Find more information on this exhibition here:
Find more information on One City One Pride here:

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“Back To The Roots, A Tribute To Richard Duardo”

Southwest MuseumArt, Music & “A Tribute To Richard Duardo”
Saturday, June 6, 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM
And Sunday, June 7, 12 Noon-6:00 PM

Southwest Museum
234 Museum Drive,
Los Angeles, CA 90065

Opening Tribute, Poetry, and Printmaking Event:
Saturday, June 6, 1 pm
A tribute to Richard Duardo includes special guests, readings of winning poetry, and a printmaking activity for all ages. The art exhibit and printmaking will be open from 10 – 4, with the tribute and poetry reading beginning at 1 pm.

After graduating from UCLA, Richard Duardo returned to his Northeast L. A. roots because he clearly saw a need, a place where he could make a difference as an artist. He became a printmaker, a social and political activist, and always a great supporter of artists. This show seeks work that examines the social, artistic, and political influences that affect our local artists. “Back to the Roots” reflects and embraces our neighborhoods, our families, our cultures, our politics.

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The city of Los-Angeles Honoring Richard Saul Duardo

This past saturday, May 9th 2015, The city of Los-Angeles, presented the parents of our beloved Richard Duardo this Certificate of recognition, In honor of all he’s done for our community.

The presentation was held as a part of “The Second Anniversary Art Show” in the “Cypress Village Underground Art Tunnel”.


Reclaiming-the-east-side invitation

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Duardo tribute on NELAart News

From “NELAart News” – “A showcase of the works of Richard Duardo, along with tribute pieces from fans and family, at Modern Multiples’ closing of its east-side studio in Lincoln Heights, March 7. (Modern Multiples West-side Studio is printing and publishing as normal.)
NELAart Richard Duardo Tribute

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“The Last Hurrah”

Modern Multiples will be saying goodbye to it’s East-Side Studio with an open gallery sale, tributing Richard Duardo. The event is Saturday, March 7, from 12pm-7:00pm. MM will be showcasing Richard Duardo’s works, along with tribute pieces that friends and family members have made honoring the Man, the Myth, the Legend, Richard Duardo. The gallery will be curated by Rolo Castillo, and hosted by Lisa Duardo. There will be amazing art, food, music, and free parking. So come and show your support, we’d love to see you there!

Please Note: Modern Multiples West-Side Studio is still printing and publishing as normal. HERE!

Event Info

  • Date: Saturday, March 7, 2015
  • Time: 12pm-7pm
  • Location: 1735 N Main St. Los Angeles, CA. HERE!



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Richard Duardo 1952~2014
Richard Duardo 1952~2014

Modern Multiples will continue carrying on Richard’s vision and legacy of publishing and making art. Thank you for all the love and support, you have given the studio.

  • If you’d like to pay your respects, share stories, and share photos of Richard Duardo, please email Your stories and memories will be archived in a book for Modern Multiples and the Duardo Family.
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Estampas de la Raza


    Raul Caracoza, ‘Young Frida (Pink)’, 2006




Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection
February 7 – May 23, 2015
Large Gallery
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 7, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Admission and events are free and open to the public. Guided tours can be arranged by appointment.

Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection is a traveling exhibition surveying an extensive collection of Chicana/o prints that will come to Los Angeles and be on view at the Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College click here. This impressive collection of serigraphs and lithographs is owned by McNay Museum in San Antonio, TX, and was donated to the McNay by Texas-based art collectors Drs. Ricardo and Harriet Romo. Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection opens on February 7, and continues
through May 23, 2015. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, February 7, 4:00-6:00 p.m., and is free to all. VPAM presents Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection, a survey of printmaking, including more than sixty works from 1984 to 2011 by forty-four artists, chronicling Latina/o and Chicana/o experience in the United States. Printmaking transformed across the boundaries of the contemporary art world and into the realm of social change and activism during the Chicano Movement of the 1970s, when prints became a recognizable political gesture. Exploring Chicano/Latino printmaking from the 1960s to the 2000s, the survey examines the intersections of culture through the lenses of “identity,” “struggle,” “tradition, culture, and memory,” “icons,” and “other voices.” Together, the Estampas collection functions as a composite representation of the complex narrative of the community’s political and creative movement for social, economic, and political equity. Artists represented in the survey include Sam Coronado, Richard Duardo, Gronk, Ester Hernández, Luis Jiménez, César Martínez, Alex Rubio, Patssi Valdez, and Vincent Valdez, among others whose work has been featured recently at VPAM like Sonia Romero and Jaime “Germs” Zacarias. A proverbial “visual feast,” the exhibition stimulates a critical awareness of a particular history and culture through the collection of work featuring a range of icons and voices. The collectors’ deep appreciation for the print medium positions each piece within the context of its history, while broadening and adding to the historical narrative of the culture. Chicana/o printmaking recontextualized the print medium and blended the influences of American pop art from the late 50s and early 60s with traditional Mexican culture. During the early 1970s, the accessibility to art and culture was revolutionized in the Chicana/o community through the manifestation of different local creative hubs. It was the simplicity of production through the use of minimal and inexpensive materials that motivated some of the community’s early printmaking endeavors. Organizations
such as East Los Angeles’s influential community-based printmaking atelier, Self Help Graphics & Art, as well as Richard Duardo’s Los Angeles print shop, Modern Multiples, provided a space for art to function as a mechanism for community building. Collectors began to acquire Chicana/o prints in the 1980s, when posters became more aestheticized and in dialogue with mainstream contemporary art movements.

The exhibition is a celebration of the recent gift given to the McNay Museum in San Antonio by Drs. Harriett and Ricardo Romo. Spanning more than four decades of art collecting, the Romos are among the most important collectors of Chicano art in the United States. As long-time educators, the Romos aim to share these works with others, especially students, in hope of providing viewers with a relational narrative and a personal feeling of
empowerment. “They have amassed one of the largest selections of Chicana/o art not because they were wealthy with disposable income, but because they saw its importance from the very beginning. They felt that art reflected their lives, that it was empowering; for this reason, they made it their commitment to share this work with others,” explains Carlos Francisco Jackson, Assistant Professor, Department of Chicano/a Studies, UC Davis in the prologue of the catalogue that accompanies the exhibition.

Former Angelenos and UCLA alumni, the Romos have made great contributions to the field of Chicano Studies; they have both integrated arts education into their academic disciplines, history and sociology, respectively. Dr. Ricardo Romo currently holds the position of president at the University of Texas, San Antonio. Romo authored the 1983 publication, East Los Angeles: History of a Barrio after receiving his PhD in history from UCLA (1975). Dr. Harriet Romo is Professor of Sociology at University of Texas, San Antonio.

A beautifully illustrated exhibition catalogue featuring a prologue by Carlos Francisco Jackson, an introduction by
Harriett and Ricardo Romo, and essay by curator Lyle Williams, will be available for purchase at the Vincent Price
Art Museum.

Public Programming:
Saturday, February 7, 2 to 4 p.m. Join Chicano/a art collectors Drs. Harriet and Ricardo Romo for a conversation
with several of the artists from Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection.

Vincent Price Art Museum | East Los Angeles College
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