Allison Rudnick is a PhD candidate in art history at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, where she focuses on printmaking practices in Europe, post-1945. She is Assistant Curator in the department of Drawings and Prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. [September 2014]

John Zurier

Left: John Zurier, Summer Book black hardground (2016). Right: Summer Book pink drypoint (2016).

John Zurier is best known for large abstract canvases inspired by, and evocative of, perceptions of nature. In his first prints made at Niels Borch Jensen and Crown Point Press, he produced glowing monochrome etchings Read More

Tomma Abts

When Tomma Abts made her first prints at Crown Point Press in 2009, she relied on preparatory drawings to guide her compositions while she acquainted herself with intaglio processes. When she returned to Crown Point in 2015, she had a clear plan in mind Read More

Charline von Heyl

Left: Charline von Heyl, Dust on a White Shirt (Stripes) (2014). Right: Charline von Heyl, Nightpack (2014).

The ten punchy prints by Charline von Heyl that debuted at the IFPDA Print Fair in November look like the work of a seasoned printmaker. Made with Crown Point Press, the largely abstract works combine an array of intaglio techniques and explosive gestural marks. The confidence they exude is remarkable given that von Heyl made her first prints only in 2013 Read More

The Enigma Machine, Jasper Johns

Jasper Johns, The Seasons (1990), aquatint and etching, image (irreg.): 43 3/8 x 38 5/8 inches, sheet: 50 x 44 9/16 inches. Published by Universal Limited Art Editions. Art © Jasper Johns and ULAE/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

Over the past 60 years, Jasper Johns has developed a body of work whose images of flags, maps and targets are instantly recognizable to any seasoned viewer of modern art. Impersonal in subject yet tenderly executed in encaustic paint or lithographic tusche, in pencil, ink or lead relief, these symbols simultaneously entice and resist the viewer. Read More

Prints: Flavin, Judd, Sandback

In 1965 Donald Judd published “Specific Objects,” an article that explained “the new three-dimensional work” then being produced by a cohort of like-minded artists. Unlike conventional painting and sculpture, which Judd proclaimed to have served the purpose of a “container,” the new work was about the object itself. Read More

The Game-Changing Editions of Dieter Roth

Dieter Roth, book c6 (1959), artist’s book of hand-cut cardstock, page 38.1 x 38.1 cm. Edition: unknown. Fabricated by the artist, Reykjavík. Published by forlag ed, Reykjavík. The Museum of Modern Art Library, New York. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar. ©2013 Estate of Dieter Roth.

The German-Swiss artist Dieter Roth (1930–1998) experimented with nearly every medium available to him—painting, sculpture, drawing, graphics, music, video and installation—and developed a highly individual practice that transcends easy categorization. Perhaps for this reason the singular contribution he made in the decades following World War II has eluded the general public. Read More

Conversations from the Print Studio

On view at the International Print Center New York earlier this fall was an exhibition of prints defined not by a shared theme or by formal congruities, but by a common relationship to the renowned master printer Craig Zammiello. Zammiello, who specializes in intaglio processes, brought technical ingenuity and creativity to each of the projects on view. Through its focus on the prints developed between one printer and ten artists at Universal Limited Art Editions and Two Palms Press, the exhibition pays homage to the collaborative process that is part and parcel of printmaking today. Read More

Cecily Brown’s Monotypes

Cecily Brown’s latest monotypes accomplish what her best paintings do: they draw you in and they keep you looking. As with Brown’s canvases, the surfaces of these large monotypes are brimming with imagery that occupies a position between realism and abstraction. But the push-and-pull between recognizable forms and indistinct brush marks plays out especially elegantly in the monotypes. Read More