Keeping in the spirit of Canada Day (aka Dominion Day to purists), Art Metropole is proud to announce the release of Borderline Case, an all-occasion greeting card. Featuring the iconic image of Mr. Peanut, by Michael Morris and Vincent Trasov, Borderline Case is published in an edition of 500 and retails for $4. A special edition of 50 signed/numbered cards retail for $50 each.
Borderline Case reproduces an ink drawing titled Distorted Portrait of Mr. Peanut (2005), by Vincent Trasov. The image appropriates an Andre Kertesz photo from 1929, titled Distorted Portrait of Carlo Rim, from the collection of Ydessa Hendeles.
All proceeds from the the sales of Borderline Case will benefit the Morris/Trasov Archive at the Morris & Helen Belkin Art Gallery (Vancouver).
Michael Morris is a painter, photographer, video and performance artist and curator. His work is often media based and collaborative, involved with developing networks and in the production and presentation of new art activity. He is a Canadian, born in Saltdean England in 1942. In 1969 he founded Image Bank with Vincent Trasov, a method for personal exchange between artists; 1973 he was co-founder and co-director of Western Front Society, Vancouver; 1981 he was invited with Trasov to Berlin as guests of the Berliner KÃ¼nstlerprogramm DAAD; 1990 he and Trasov founded the Morris/Trasov Archive, currently housed at Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, to research contemporary art. Morris has curated numerous exhibitions. His work in represented in private and public collections nationally and internationally.