David Weidman: The artist at home
At age 89, Los Angeles artist David Weidman is finally getting some of the recognition and appreciation that collectors and admirers have long thought he deserved. From 1964 to 1979, Weidman created about 300 silk-screen designs and made thousands of serigraphs by hand. Few of those richly textured prints, however, ever found a buyer.
But now? Gingko Press is in its third printing of "The Whimsical Work of David Weidman and Also Some Serious Ones," and youth-oriented retailer Urban Outfitters is introducing the artist to a new generation through Weidman pillows and wall art.
As promised earlier, we have an extended photo gallery of the vintage silk-screen artwork and the Urban Outfitters pieces as well as David Weidman's Los Angeles home.
-- David Keeps
Photos, from top: Old hat blocks in David Weidman's studio bear the artist's touch; his rambling home is a modern open plan filled with vintage style. Credit: Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times