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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”.


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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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“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 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!

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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 richardonefourthree@gmail.com. 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
Hours: Tue. Wed. Fri. Sat. 12:00 – 4:00 p.m., Thu. 12:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Tel: (323) 265-8841 | Fax: (323) 260-8173 | Email: vincentpriceartmuseum@elac.edu
Web: click here

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Emmanuelle CHOUSSY




Emmanuelle CHOUSSY “ETRE & PARAITRE” photo exhibition published Modern Multiples at the Los Angeles, Pacific Design Center, September 2014. Three hundred people attended the French photographer‘s opening reception. The event had the chance to welcome fashion designer ADOLFO SANCHEZ, director PITOF, painter/model/actress ILONA SMET, producer FABRICE SOPOGLIAN…

#ModernMultiples #Photography #RichardDuardo #Studio #FinePrints#EmmanuelleChoussy #Model #France #September

Emmanuelle CHOUSSY is an ex-photo model who turned photographer, born and raised in FRANCE. She studied French comparative literature of the 18th Century, then obtained a Master Degree in « Audiovisual Communication », before establishing as a self-taught photographer in 2004.

More Information, next shows, photos and contact:http://www.emmanuellechoussy.com/exhi
Follow on FB: https://www.facebook.com/Emmanuelle.CHOUSSY

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Richard Duardo and the McNay

The McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, TX, recently paid tribute to Richard Duardo. In February, VPAM will be hosting the large group exhibition “Estampas de la Raza” that will include Richard’s work.

The contemporary art world and the McNay has lost a dear friend with the sudden death of master printmaker Richard Duardo. Often called “The West Coast Warhol,” a nickname that he was sometimes ambivalent about, Duardo was a mover and shaker in the Latino art community in Southern California for decades. He was also the founder of Modern Multiples, one of the most influential and prolific print shops in the country. – See more at: Click Here

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Duardo, center, poses with fans of his work at the members-only opening of Estampas de la Raza: Contemporary Prints from the Romo Collection, an exhibition, organized by the McNay in 2012, where his work was featured.

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Sending Richard off in Unison

From the Modern Multiples Families,

Richard‘s cremation moment will be Monday, November 24th, at 11am. While a private family ceremony, we welcome that all of you, wherever you may be, share in sending Richard off in unison – light a candle, contemplate a piece of his art, reflect on a wonderful memory you have of him, eat a tamale!

Open to all friends and family, there will be an evening prayer/vigil on:

Date: Sunday, December 7th,

Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Location: Chapel on the Hill

Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills

Address: 6300 Forest Lawn Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068

We as that you have a moment of silence, eat a tamale or turn the music up real loud so that we may all send him off in spirit together with love in our hearts and a smile on our beautiful faces.

As Richard had so often noted, ‘whether fame or famine, we make art!’. So we carry on Richard’s vision and make art we shall. Thank you for your love and support, Modern Multiples and the Duardo Family.”

We thank you all for posting your loving memories of Richard. – it has been of great comfort to all of us during this time.

If you’d like to pay your respects, share stories, and share photos of Richard Duardo, please email richardonefourthree@gmail.com.

With love,

The Modern Multiples Family
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“BOY GEORGE POP ART REMIX” Fine Art Exhibition & Reception

Join us Moderns Multiples as we kick off the CULTURE CLUB Fall US Tour by celebrating through the art of BOY GEORGE. To commemorate the long awaited Reunion Tour, a once in a lifetime Art Show will take place at SHAG the store (a Fine Art Gallery), in Palm Springs, CA, showcasing Boy George’s innovative style that has driven his success throughout his multifaceted career.

Few Musical Groups epitomized the sound and culture of the 80’s like CULTURE CLUB (and their ever provocative front man BOY GEORGE). Well, in just over a week, we’ll let you get up close and personal with Boy George’s art work and hope you’ll join us at SHAG the store for our exciting Pop-Up exhibition:

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BOY GEORGE Art Exhibition & Reception

with Limited Edition Prints & Merchandise for Sale
Featuring Art Collaboration
by BOY GEORGE, Richard Duardo & Germizm

Reception on Friday, November 14th, 2014
8:00pm until 11:00pm
(Boy George art will remain at SHAG the store through Sunday, December 14th)


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