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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.

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

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

Art in Art in Print No. 4: Nancy Friese: Still Grove (2016)

Nancy Friese, Still Grove (2016), soft ground etching with aquatint, drypoint and roulette, image 24 x 48 inches, sheet 30 x 54 inches. Edition of 20. Printed and published by the artist, Providence, RI. Courtesy of the artist and Cade Tompkins Projects. Assistance by Peter Pettengill, Wingate Studio, Hinsdale, NH.

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.

We are pleased to present Nancy Friese’s Still Grove as the fourth of these projects. …Read More

From New Woodcut to the No Name Group: Resistance, Medium and Message in 20th-Century China

Jiang Feng, Kill the Resisters (1931), woodcut, 14 x 17.7 cm. Reproduced from Selection of 50 Years of Chinese New Printmaking, Vol. 1, 1931–1949 (Shanghai: Shanghai People’s Fine Art Publishing House, 1981).

Prints in general, and woodcuts in particular, are frequently touted as a political art form par excellence—expressive, inexpensive, easily distributed and visually accessible …Read More

Grayson Perry Maps Essex for Us All

A House for Essex (2012–2015), in Wrabness, Essex, United Kingdom. Photo: ©Jack Hobhouse.

In May 2015 Grayson Perry unveiled his most ambitious and personal work to date, A House for Essex (2012–15), in the English village of Wrabness on the Stour Estuary in Essex, about 70 miles northeast of London …Read More

The View from District Six

Lionel Davis, Mosque District Six (ca. 1980s), linocut, 65 x 46.5cm. Image courtesy the Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt.

South Africa’s strong history of printmaking has involved many centers of print production. Under Apartheid, organizations such as the Evangelical Lutheran Center’s Rorke’s Drift (1962–1982) in present day KwaZulu-Natal and the Community Arts Project (1975–2008) in Cape Town provided vital opportunities for artists of color who were often denied access to educational and professional situations …Read More

A French Raphael: Alexandre Tardieu’s engraving after Raphael’s St. Michael Vanquishing Satan (1806)

Fig. 1. Pierre Alexandre Tardieu, after Raphael, Saint Michael Vanquishing Satan/ St. Michel terrassant Satan (1806), engraving and etching, 45.2 x 29.7 cm, published in Musée Français, vol.III. ©Trustees of the British Museum.

Pierre Alexandre Tardieu (1756–1844), one of the most celebrated French engravers of the early 19th century, presented his engraving after Raphael’s St. Michael Vanquishing Satan (1518) at the Salon of 1806, where it was highly praised (Fig. 1). The following year it was published in the third volume of Le Musée Français, …Read More

Voices in Print: Grenfell Press

David Storey, Untitled (1999), linoleum cuts, 31 7/8 x 16/ 13 inches and for 31 7/8 x 13 7/16/ 16 inches. Edition of 15. Printed and published by Grenfell Press, New York.

David Storey I thought a good way to start our conversation this morning about Grenfell Press would be to find out a little bit about just how everything started—how you got going as Grenfell Press …Read More

An Interview with Mungo Thomson

Mungo Thomson, Human Behavior (2015), screenprint, image 42 1/8 x 37 1/8 inches, sheet 54 x 43 1/4 inches. Edition of 10. Printed and published by Highpoint Editions, Minneapolis, MN. Photo: David Kern.

Los Angeles-based artist Mungo Thomson has recently completed an ambitious new project at Highpoint Editions in Minneapolis. Thomson’s work is deeply rooted in the legacy of conceptual art …Read More