Tadisms: Courtesy Card

Tadism [ˈtadˌɪzəm] n. – 1. A visual masterpiece.  2. A mental provocation and questioning of or pertaining to social trends and common assumptions.
TS-Courtesy Card
Tad Savinar
Courtesy Card, 2006
ink on paper, edition of 25
5″ x 3″
Image courtesy of PDX Contemporary Art


“I am interested in creating a dialogue between my work and the viewer. Not a one-way diatribe, but a genuine back and forth conversation. In order to achieve this I use the tool of visual beauty to bring the viewer closer, language to engage them, content that is relevant to their lives, and irony to soften the blow.”
-Tad Savinar

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