Keith Mayerson: King James6614
KING JAMES, 2017
Fully hand-watercolored etching
Edition of 10
23 1/2 x 30 3/4 inches
Printed: Zygote Press, Cleveland, OH
$5,000 (+ packing and shipping) unframed
In his 2017 show at MOCA Cleveland, My American Dream, artist Keith Mayerson has created several new portraits of LeBron James, someone Mayerson views as an icon of what makes America great—hard work, commitment, grit, faith, love. Mayerson is known for expressive figurative paintings that chronicle significant collective and personal moments in history that together compose an organic narrative about America. To commemorate his first solo museum exhibition, Mayerson created this special monoprint--the artist's first etching in over two decades produced here at Zygote Press--portraying a key figure in Cleveland's past, present, and future.