Simon Donaldson, detail from Ampère’s Law from Concinnitas (2014).

Truth, Beauty and Mathematics

Edgar Degas, detail from Mary Cassatt at the Louvre: The Etruscan Gallery; third state (1879-80).

Degas’ Etchings of Mary Cassatt at the Louvre and the Aesthetics of Process

Peter Milton, detail from Interiors VII: The Train from Munich (1991).

The Ocular Vision and Aesthetic Visions of Peter Milton

View of The Newsstand inside the Metropolitan/Lorimer subway station in Brooklyn, NY.

Reclaiming the Means of Production: Self-Publishing in the 21st Century

  • New York Auction Round-Up: Spring 2016

    Jasper Johns, Flags I (1973), screenprint in colors, 27 3/8 x 35 1/4 inches. Edition of 65, plus 7 artist’s proofs. Co-published by the artist and Simca Print Artists, Inc., New York. Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd. 2016.

    Sotheby’s kicked off the spring print sales with a three-part auction on 20–21 April. The evening sale on the 20th attracted a large crowd with a number of highly sought-after lots and achieved a strong sell-through rate of 90.6% …Read more

  • The Space Between 0 and 1: Printmaking and Digital Technology in Portland

    Installation view of Sang-Mi Yoo, Anomalous Traces (2013–16) in “Variable States: Prints Now,” Upfor Gallery, 2016. From left to right: hand-cut pigment inkjet print, 36 x 44 x 72 inches; lasercut wool felt, 63 x 48 x 2 inches; pigment inkjet print, tiered, 96 x 44 x 78 inches. Photo: Mario Gallucci. Image courtesy Upfor Gallery, Portland, OR.

    Installation view of Sang-Mi Yoo, Anomalous Traces (2013–16) in “Variable States: Prints Now,” Upfor Gallery, 2016. From left to right: hand-cut pigment inkjet print, 36 x 44 x 72 inches; lasercut wool felt, 63 x 48 x 2 inches; pigment inkjet print, tiered, 96 x 44 x 78 inches. Photo: Mario Gallucci. Image courtesy Upfor Gallery, Portland, OR.

    Upfor Gallery, a young new-media gallery in Portland, Oregon, recently organized a small exhibition, “Variable States: Prints Now,” investigating relationships between digital technologies and printmaking. Curator Heather Lee Birdsong selected eight artists from across the United States …Read more

  • Preserving the Disposable: Conservation of a Paper Dress

    Paper dress from the Atopos Collection Athens (registration number: 2006.02.235). Left: before conservation. Right: after conservation.

    Paper dress from the Atopos Collection Athens (registration number: 2006.02.235). Left: before conservation. Right: after conservation.

    The arts organization Atopos Contemporary Visual Culture in Athens, Greece, has collected more than 500 pieces of paper clothing, ranging from medieval Japanese examples to recent paper designs by Issye Miyake and Hugo Boss …Read more

  • Acid and Needlework: Women Printmakers at the New York Public Library

    Angelica Kauffmann, Half-length Portrait of a Woman, with a Child Holding an Apple (1763), etching, image 24 x 11 cm, sheet 24.9 x 11.6 cm. The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection, The New York Public Library.

    At the age of just 18, a young Dutch woman named Henrietta Louisa Koenen (1830–1881) began gathering a remarkable collection of prints by and about women artists.1 In just over a decade, she amassed a collection that was remarkable in its scope and breadth …Read more



    1. Thirteen years after she began collecting herself, Koenen married the print collector Johan Philip van der Kellen, who later became director of the Rijksmuseum Print Room. []