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Printmaker Richard Duardo made his art — and others' — pop

Printmaker Richard Duardo made his art — and others' — pop

"An artist could have no better friend" than Richard Duardo, said comedian and actor Cheech Marin. As a master printer, the Boyle Heights-born Duardo, who died last year, produced work for more than 450 artists throughout his career, including Keith Haring, David Hockney, Shepard Fairey and Banksy, and he made prints based on paintings in Marin's personal collection. He was also a champion for lesser-known, emerging artists, particularly in the Chicano community — at his last printing workshop, Los Angeles' Modern Multiples, he would regularly take young talents under his wing. As an artist in his own right, Duardo was nearly as prolific. He created brightly...

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