German Garden Proverb by Amos Kennedy

Amos Kennedy

German Garden Proverb by Amos Kennedy

The famous German proverb "The garden is the poor man's apothecary." is illuminated by Amos Kennedy in his signature style.

  • 12" x 19"
  • Printed on enviro-friendly chipboard
  • Comes sleeved with backer board

Amos Kennedy, Jr. was a successful computer programmer for AT&T when he saw a printing press at colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, and stopped in his tracks. At age 40, he decided that his corporate life was over. He had found his calling, he says, as a printer and provocateur. He now runs a highly regarded letterpress poster shop in Detroit, Michigan, and is a vibrant example of the revival of handmade crafts. Amos is unafraid of asking uncomfortable questions about race and artistic pretension. His trademark blue overalls (with a pink dress shirt) are meant to reaffirm his self-described identity as a “humble Negro printer.” This is more than a bit disingenuous, but Mr. Kennedy, thankfully, likes to provoke.