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(#130) PALLIDO:

Edition of 1590 of which 300 copies are signed and numbered 1-300, 26 are signed A-Z as artist's proofs, one is signed as a dedication copy and 3 sets are signed as progressives.

October 21, 1987 Four Colors 17" x 24"

Client: Darrell F. Corti, Corti Brothers, 5770 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento CA 95822. Telephone (916) 391-0300 A-Z: Artist's own use Dedication copy: Darrell F. Corti Progressives: One set to Darrell F. Corti(Graphis Poster 89)

In 1955, my family moved from Fresno to suburban Sacramento. Our new house was in itself unprepossessing, but was planted in the middle of ten acres of old olive orchard. As soon as the car stopped, my brothers and sisters and I dashed out and began cramming this favorite, exotic food into our mouths as fast as we could and just as fast spat the bitter, uncured olives out again.

I've wondered since just how anybody could possibly have figured out a way to turn this inedible fruit into something good to eat. How many olives wait in vain for the magic that gloriously transforms them? How much do we miss every day in the ordinary things that surround us? My ignorance makes me feel that I am a blind man stumbling through a world of color, a deaf man sleeping in the midst of music.