Limited Edition Lithographs from Tatyana Fazlalizadeh Sold Exclusively at Betti Ono Gallery from March 6th-April19th
As part of the “Stop Telling Women to Smile” exhibition, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh will be selling a limited run of 50 lithograph prints of her drawing of Chakka from the “Women Do Not Owe You Their Time or Conversation” poster.
Each poster from the STWTS series begins with a graphite drawing. The drawings are of real life women who have sat with Tatyana to discuss their experiences with street harassment. Those drawings are eventually scanned and composed into the posters that are wheat pasted on buildings in cities across the country.
These lithographs serve as a fine art production of the original drawing. They are meant to last as a permanent fine art piece where every other piece in this project is meant to be temporary street art.
Each lithograph was hand pressed by Francesco Siqueiros of El Nopal Press in Los Angeles, CA. Using the original graphite drawing during the lithography process, the prints are exact replicas of the original drawing in texture, tone, and mood. Each lithograph is hand numbered and signed by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh.
About the artist and artwork:
Tatyana Fazlalizadeh is visual artist and native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Fazlalizadeh, who currently lives in Brooklyn, NY, after years in Philadelphia, is a traditional oil painter. Her painting work crosses genres from muralist to freelance illustrator. She exhibits her paintings in galleries across the country, while completing illustration commissions for magazines, films, and books. Her work focuses on portraiture with social/political themes. Recently, she has been giving talks around for her work at institutions such as the Brooklyn Museum and several colleges and universities around the country.
Tatyana began Stop Telling Women to Smile in late 2012. It has since gone on to acquire national attention and grow into a large scale, community based project with engagemnet from women all over the world. The project has been covered by the New York Times, NPR, Mother Jones, Huffington Post, Al Jazeera America, and MSNBC.