Dave Lefner: Cuando Yo Cresca (When I Grow Up), 2003


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This limited-edition print was commissioned by the Prints and Drawings Council of LACMA.

Based in Los Angeles and drawing inspiration from the city, Dave Lefner depicts imagery from popular American culture. He says of this silkscreen edition of the original reduction linocut that it “pays homage to my love of vintage movie posters, especially foreign works from the 1930s through the 1950s.  Its subject matter ponders the rhetorical question of whether or not the childlike aspirations of my boyhood are still relevant dreams today.  When I grow up... I want to be a cowboy or an astronaut!

Watch a short film about Dave Lefner.

Established in 1965, The Prints and Drawings Council (PDC) supports the Prints and Drawings Department at LACMA. In addition to raising funds for acquisitions for the museum’s permanent collection, the PDC encourages collecting, scholarship, and appreciation in the field of original works of art on paper. PDC members receive many benefits, including greater discounts on the PDC commissioned prints when purchased through the council.  Learn more on how to become a member of the Prints and Drawings Council.

Serigraph of original linocut
38 ½ x 26 inches
Numbered edition of 50
Printed by Modern Multiples for the Prints and Drawings Council of LACMA

SKU: PDC-371

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