The Frostig Collection

Arnoldi Baseman Moses Nelson Saar

Spiral Betty

Spiral Betty, 2006
4-color woodblock print with
20 x 15 inches (bleed image)

  • Edition: 100
  • Signature: signed and dated “2006” in pencil

Price: $1200 per print or
$5000 for all five prints
in a beautiful handmade portfolio

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Alison Saar

received her B.A. in studio art and art history from Scripps College in Claremont, California and her MFA from Otis-Parsons Institute. She has received many awards, including three National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and a Flintridge Foundation award. Saar’s work is in many major museum collections, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She was included in the prestigious Whitney Biennial and has had solo exhibitions at such institutions as the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C., UCLA’s Fowler Museum of Cultural History, and the Santa Monica Museum of Art. Saar is represented by LA Louver Gallery in Venice, California and Phyllis Kind Gallery in New York.

Like many of her sculptures, Saar chose to carve the print plate for Spiral Betty from wood. The print’s subject matter—an Afro-American woman bound to and surrounded by her hair—is also prevalent in her sculptures. Saar uses the woodblock print technique to its best advantage—intense, vibrant colors cause a stirring of excitement, while the swirling movement of the figure’s hair induces a hypnotic trance.


The four lithographs and one woodcut come in a beautiful handmade portfolio or can be purchased individually. All proceeds benefit the renowned Frostig Center’s social skills program for children with learning disabilities and
Asperger’s Syndrome.

View images related to the process of creating this beautiful portfolio at Angeles Press (created by Mary Michel)