Prints

Organized by the Department of Prints and Drawings at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA), Vermillion Editions Limited: Prints, Multiples, Artist’s Books, 1977–1992 (NE 539 .V47 A4 2006), presents a retrospective look at the significant achievements of this nationally recognized, Minneapolis-based print workshop. Its innovative contributions to contemporary printmaking are revealed in the more than 300 original prints, multiples, artist’s books, and monotypes. Prominent regional and national artists such as James Rosenquist, Chuck Close, Red Grooms, Hollis Sigler, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sam Gilliam, Nicolas Africano, Malcom Morley, Steven Sorman, William Wegman, and Japanese-born conceptual artist Arakawa are showcased. You can read an interview with Steven M. Andersen, Master Printmaker and Founder of Vermillion Editions Limited here.

L’Odysee de Jim Dine — A Survey of Printed Works from 1985-2006 ( M Dine .D5 A4 2007 ) brings together more than 200 works covering a fertile twenty-year period. Including original etchings, lithographs, wood cuts and limited edition artist’s books, the survey includes several important series such as the twelve large woodcuts Winter Dream (for V.), 55 Portraits and his latest series of lithographs which reflect his ongoing obsession with Pinocchio. You can see pages from the book here.

Drawn from a conference held at Syracuse U. in May 2000, North American Prints, 1913-1947: An Examination at Century’s EndNE 508 .N64 2006 ) contains eight critical essays examine this most rich and varied era in printmaking. Contributors give context, analyze the national audience created by special exhibition programs, and offer case studies ranging from Canada’s printmaking program during World War I to prints of rural Southern women and the early lithographs of Yasuo Kumiyoshi. They cover precisionism in the 1920s and 1930s, the scene above and below the streets of New York, the Syracuse printmakers, and the memories of Herbert Pullinger, Abe Blashko, Mark Freeman and Charles Keller.

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