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Art in Art in Print No. 7: Kate McCrickard, Drinkers (2017)

Kate McCrickard, Barflies from Drinkers (2017), oil paint on Japanese paper with frottage, traced monotype and painted monotype, 38 x 33 cm. Unique image. Printed by the artist, Paris.

Art in Art in Print is an irregular, ongoing series of projects in which artists create art within the journal—not a piece of art that exists somewhere else and is reproduced in the journal, but a project designed specifically for the material, technological and social context of Art in Print. …Read More

Edvard Munch’s Use and Abuse of Alcohol

Fig. 1. Edvard Munch, Hans Jæger (1889), oil on canvas, 109 x 84 cm (Woll 174). The National Museum, Oslo, NG.M.00485.

In the second half of the 19th century, drinking was acknowledged as a serious social problem in Norway, and a temperance movement was gaining strength in many parts of the country …Read More

Hogarth’s Midnight Modern Conversation

William Hogarth, A Midnight Modern Conversation (1732), etching and engraving, 38.3 x 52.1 cm. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Sarah Lazarus, 1891.

William Hogarth’s engraving A Midnight Modern Conversation is perhaps the most misunderstood of the artist’s prints, and this has been the case since it was first published in 1733 …Read More

Tucker Nichols: Something Beyond the Truth

Tucker Nichols, Office Chat (2014), risograph print distributed at Facebook Headquarters during residency, 11 x 17 inches. Courtesy the artist and Facebook AIR.

Tucker Nichols’s studio is located in an unassuming office building in San Rafael, California, in Marin County north of San Francisco. Natural light pours in through windows overlooking a tree-lined small-town commercial street with cafes …Read More

Manville in Martini Land

Detail of page from Saloon Society: The Diary of a Year Beyond Aspirin (New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce,1960). Collection of the International Center of Photography Library, New York. Photo: Elliott Mickleburgh.

Saloon Society: The Diary of a Year Beyond Aspirin By Bill Manville, photographs by David Attie, book design by Alexey Brodovitch 124 pages Published by Duell, Sloan and Pearce, New York, 1960 …Read More

When the Delay is the Gratification: Allen Saalburg

Allen Saalburg, Martini (ca. 1979), screenprint on glass, image 17 1/2 x 23 1/4 inches, glass 20 x 26 inches. Private collection. Photo: Elliott Mickleburgh.

A Noilly Prat vermouth ad from 1955 claimed that “whether you mix your Martinis two-to-one or six-to-one, the finesse of the one is what makes it a Martini.” Or is it? The ingredients of Allen Saalburg’s Martini (ca. 1979) …Read More

Sandow Birk: American Qur’an and The Depravities of War

Sandow Birk, Destruction from The Depravities of War (2007), woodcut on handmade Sekishu Kozo paper, 48 x 96 inches. Printed and published byHui Press, Makawao, Hawaii. Courtesy of the artist and Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco.

Los Angeles artist Sandow Birk (b. 1962) is driven to restage art from the past to speak to contemporary concerns. Two projects, created over the past decade, address the current American conceptual haze in which Islam …Read More

Incendiary Etchings: Tom Lewis and the Catonsville Nine

Tom Lewis, Draft records are for burning from The Trial and Prison (1969), color etching, image 29.6 x 44.6 cm, sheet 39.2 x 55.8 cm. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Gift of Faye A. Houston and Michael A. Lowry, in Honor of William B. Lowry, Jr., BMA 2014.10.2. Photo: Mitro Hood.

Why should an artist get so involved in protest that he lands in jail? In such a case, is protest an integral part of his art, or is it an expression of personal life, which has no relation to his art? I prefer to think the first …Read More