Belly Up to the Bar
Ellen Coleman Izzo Belly Up to the Bar Etching, chine colle, collage
Belly Up to the Bar I
2002
Etching, chine colle, collage
36" x 24"

Come Belly up to the bar, young man,
And have yourself a beer.
You're new to this place,
Glad to see a new face!
The old ones grow stale day to day

Ellen Coleman Izzo Belly Up to the Bar Etching, chine colle, collage
Belly Up to the Bar II
2003
Etching, chine colle, collage
36" x 24"

Come belly up to the bar, young man.
What kind of work are you in?
An accountant, that's great!
Help Joe with his taxes, he's late.
The IRS wants to shut him down
Ellen Coleman Izzo Belly Up to the Bar Etching, chine colle, collage
Belly Up to the Bar III
2001
Etching, chine colle, collage
36" x 24"

Come belly up to the bar, young man.
Joe says you're a wiz with tax codes.
He'll stop by tonight
to make matters right.
Have one on me while you're waitin' for him.
Ellen Coleman Izzo Belly Up to the Bar Etching, surface roll, chine colle, collage
Belly Up to the Bar IV
2003
Etching, surface roll, chine colle, collage
36" x 24"

Come belly up to the bar, young man.
Drink the hair o' the dog that bit ya.
You started a tab.
Got a gift o' the gab.
You're meeting Doreen here tonight!
Ellen Coleman Izzo Belly Up to the Bar Etching, monoprint, chine colle, collage
Belly Up to the Bar V
2002
Etching, monoprint, chine colle, collage
36" x 24"

Come belly up to the bar, young man.
What can I get you today?
No, I haven't seen Joe.
But I'll let him know.
Now go on and have fun with Doreen.
Ellen Coleman Izzo Belly Up to the Bar Etching, chine colle, collage
Belly Up to the Bar VI
2000
Etching, chine colle, collage
36" x 24"

Come belly up to the bar, young man.
You should open up shop in here.
Word's getting around,
Your reputation is sound.
Thank Joe for the growing client list!
Ellen Coleman Izzo Belly Up to the Bar Etching, chine colle, collage
Belly Up to the Bar VII
2003
Etching, chine colle, collage
36" x 24"

Come belly up to the bar, young man.
Doreen was in looking for you.
Her niece was christened today,
Said you'd have hell to pay.
She was godmother while you slept it off.
Ellen Coleman Izzo Belly Up to the Bar Etching, chine colle, collage
Belly Up to the Bar VIII
2003
Etching, chine colle, collage
36" x 24"

Come belly up to the bar, young man.
You look very sad there, you do.
There'll be other girls
and you'll dress them in pearls,
And buy that estate in Connecticut too!
Ellen Coleman Izzo Belly Up to the Bar Etching, surface roll, chine colle, collage
Belly Up to the Bar IX
2001
Etching, surface roll, chine colle, collage
36" x 24"

Come belly up to the bar, young man.
March shouldn't be your slow time of year.
Let's figure it out
Over a pint of stout,
Or scotch, the thinking man's drink.
Ellen Coleman Izzo Belly Up to the Bar Etching, chine colle, collage
Belly Up to the Bar X
2003
Etching, chine colle, collage
36" x 24"

Come belly up to the bar, young man.
I must whisper something to you.
Your tab's gotten too high.
Can't take a check, you know why.
Get it from Joe, my hands are tied.
Ellen Coleman Izzo Belly Up to the Bar Etching, chine colle, collage
Belly Up to the Bar XI
2003
Etching, chine colle, collage
36" x 24"

Come belly up to the bar, young man.
Joe came in and paid your tab.
Says he owes you still,
But his mother's been ill.
Missed lots of work trying to find her a home.
Ellen Coleman Izzo Belly Up to the Bar Surface roll, collage
Belly Up to the Bar XII
2003
Surface roll, collage
36" x 24"

Don't belly up to the bar, young man.
You've gotten terribly out of control.
A left hook to Joe's head...
I know his mother's been dead!
Dry out and come back when you're well.
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