Roberto Matta, detail of Don Qui? (1984-1994).

An American in Paris

James Smillie, detail of View of Battle Hill (1847).

James Smillie Engraves a Voyage of Life

Martin Puryear, Phrygian (2012).

Martin Puryear at the Smithsonian

  • Giving a Good Impression: B.J.O. Nordfeldt’s Inscribed Etchings

    B.J.O. Nordfeldt, Barge in the North Branch, Chicago (1912), etching on chain-laid paper, 10 3/4 x 15 1/2 inches. Permanent Collection of the Roswell Museum and Art Center, 1979.049.0005. Gift of James Swann, 1979.

    Gift exchanges are among the most intimate ways that artists participate in print collecting. Personalized with the recipient’s name and other inscriptions, gifted pieces document friendships and professional camaraderie while providing insight into the social complexities of viewership …Read more

  • Spring 2017 New York Auction Roundup

    Joan Miró, Strip-Tease (1959), two impressions: etching and aquatints in colors, image 7 3/4 x 11 5/8 inches each, sheet 11 x 15 inches and 12 7/8 x 19 3/4 inches. One with extensive printing annotations in pencil by Miró, and one signed and annotated ‘H.C.’ in pencil (a working proof and one of several hors commerce impressions, the edition was 75). Printed by Crommelynck et Dutrou, Paris. Published by Maeght, Paris. Image courtesy of Phillips / Phillips.com.

    Phillips kicked off the spring sales on 18 April with a selection of works from the collection of master printer Piero Crommelynck, including a number of unique working proofs and B.A.T. impressions. A set of three progressive state etchings of Picasso’s Meninas (1973) …Read more

  • Jean Brown’s Avant-Garde Archive

    Left: George Brecht, Deck (1966), plastic box with offset label, containing deck of offset playing cards, 7.4 x 9.4 x 2.2 cm. Published by Fluxus, New York. Right: Brecht’s letter to George Maciunas. Jean Brown papers, Getty Research Institute, 890164. ©2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Germany.

    A remarkably prescient collection of documents on 20th-century art, the Jean Brown archive was the first major acquisition by the Getty Research Institute to include avant-garde movements and postwar artistic practices. When the GRI was established in 1983 …Read more

  • American Dreaming in London

    Jasper Johns, Flags I (1973), color screenprint, 69.9 cm x 88.9 cm. Gift of Johanna and Leslie Garfield, on loan from the American Friends of the British Museum. ©Jasper Johns/VAGA, New York/DACS, London 2016. ©Tom Powel Imaging.

    “The American Dream” is the eagerly awaited survey of American prints at the British Museum curated by Stephen Coppel. Over eight years in the making, the exhibition follows upon the museum’s 2008 exhibition, “The American Scene; Prints from Hopper to Pollock …Read more