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

Patterns of Interference

Attr. Hans Weiditz the Younger, detail from Holy Roman Emperor Charles V (1519).

Jost de Negker’s Woodcut Charles V (1519): An Undescribed Example of Gold Printing

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

  • The Distant North of Luc Tuymans

    Luc Tuymans, Sunset (2003), colored monotype on J. Whatman 1961 HMP paper, image 66.2 x 47 cm, sheet 76.4 x 57.4 cm. Edition of 4. Printed by Maurice Sanchez, New York. Published by Brooke Alexander Editions, New York. © Luc Tuymans.

    The dispiriting exit from the train station across a barren parking area into the streets of La Louvière on an overcast Belgian morning set the mood for visiting “Suspended – L’œuvre imprimé (1989–2014),” the print retrospective of Luc Tuymans, Belgium’s famously discomforting history painter. …Read more

  • Prints of Darkness: Four Centuries of Mezzotint

    Dark, velvety, luscious—these are just a few adjectives to describe the surface of an expertly printed mezzotint engraving. Worked from dark to light …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