Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 1985
Seventh in the series by Hugh Ricks. Following up on 1984's successful blending of lithography with serigraphy, Ricks pays tribute to the unsung heroes of ballooning - the ground crew. The artist returns to the more typical vertical poster format but utilizes pastel modifications of traditional colors associated with the Southwest. He includes a background of spectators, faces turned skyward, in recognition that the Fiesta is as much about the people who come to watch as it is about those who come to fly.
by Hugh Ricks
a limited-edition mixed media print in an artist-signed edition of 500 numbered prints;
an unsigned edition of 5,000 numbered prints. 14" x 34"