Ross Racine, detail from A New Day (2014).

Patterns of Interference

Karen Kunc, detail from Oscillation Shift (2015).

Prix de Print No. 12: Oscillation Shift by Karen Kunc

Richard Long, detail from Mississippi River Blues (2014).

Richard Long’s Carborundum Songs

  • Black Light Panthers: The Politics of Fluorescence

    Pandora Productions, Mr. Experience (1967), screenprint, 24 x 36 inches. Image courtesy the Houston Freeburg Poster Collection.

    Pandora Productions, Mr. Experience (1967), screenprint, 24 x 36 inches. Image courtesy the Houston Freeburg Poster Collection.

    Between 1967 and 1969 Faith Ringgold painted a number of vibrant geometric portraits she dubbed the “Black Light Series.” Searching for a visual language to express the adamant spirit “black is beautiful,” she eliminated white from her palette and adopted non-European motifs. …Read more

  • Joseph Beuys’s Multiples for the Masses

    Joseph Beuys once said, “if you have all my multiples, then you have me completely.”1 Unfortunately the many hundreds of editions he created from the 1960s to the time of his death in 1986 …Read more



    1. Eugen Blume, “Joseph Beuys: Multiple Message” in Joseph Beuys: The Schlegel Collection of Multiples (New York: Mitchell-Innes & Nash, 2015), 5n7. []

  • Border Control: Paula Scher

    Paula Scher, You Me (2014).

    Paula Scher, You Me (2014).

    In a Ted Talk delivered in 2008, the designer and artist Paula Scher said, “The best way to accomplish serious design … is to be totally and completely unqualified for the job.” The observation is germane to the print she recently completed at Blue Acier …Read more

  • Abstraction and Politics

    The painter and printmaker Eldzier Cortor—now nearly 100 years old—has devoted his career to understanding and celebrating African-American culture. …Read more