Faye Hirsch is Editor at Large at Art in America, and teaches in the MFA program at SUNY Purchase.

Memory Work: Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois, plate 8 of 9 from the illustrated book Ode à Ma Mère (1995), drypoint, 30 x 30 cm. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the artist. ©2017 The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York.

As curator for many years at the Museum of Modern Art’s Department of Prints and Illustrated Books, and eventually the department’s chief, Deborah Wye is well-known in the print world for the many landmark exhibitions she shepherded there Read More

Anton Würth

It’s been a few years since Anton Würth last issued one of his Carnets, now numbering 19. These are slim volumes self-published irregularly, in small editions, since 1993. Each sets out a formal problem Read More

A Rare Kali Woodcut from the Era of the Battala Printers

Nritya Lal Datta, Kali (ca. 1860–1870), woodblock print, 16 1/2 x 10 7/8 inches, Calcutta. Collection of Mark Baron and Elise Boisanté.

On the subcontinent, Indian lithographs of the gods are displayed everywhere, from temples to taxicabs, and revered by millions as a means to darshan, or communion with the gods Read More

Jacqueline Humphries

At her exhibition at Greene Naftali Gallery in New York last spring, Jacqueline Humphries showed ten splendid large-scale paintings that appear at first glance to be purely abstract. Up close, they reveal vast fields of tiny emoticons Read More

Kerry James Marshall

Kerry James Marshall, Satisfied Man (2015).

When have you ever seen a painting of a black person that seems self-satisfied?” asked Kerry James Marshall in a 2014 interview. “Not sure I have,” his interlocutor responded. Self-satisfaction has to be the strangest kind of ordinary to be absent from view Read More

Jill Moser

Steadily building a notable oeuvre in prints, the New York-based artist Jill Moser has been working in various mediums at studios around the city and beyond over the past five years Read More

Art at the Threshold: An Inch in Andrew Raftery’s Open House

Andrew Raftery, detail from Scene 2, Dining Room from Open House: Five Engraved Scenes (2008), engraving, 22 x 30 inches. Edition of 50. Image courtesy the artist.

I have the good fortune of living with Andrew Raftery’s portfolio Open House, a five-part engraving executed between 2004 and 2008. A contemporary comedy of manners in the lineage of William Hogarth, the suite depicts a real-estate showing Read More

Border Control: Paula Scher

Paula Scher, You Me (2014).

In a Ted Talk delivered in 2008, the designer and artist Paula Scher said, “The best way to accomplish serious design … is to be totally and completely unqualified for the job.” The observation is germane to the print she recently completed at Blue Acier Read More

David Altmejd

David Altmejd, K.O. and D.B. from Ringers (2014).

For those accustomed to experiencing the works of David Altmejd in three dimensions and at a large scale, in immersive installations in which glass and mirrors compound mysteries of facture and content, this set of mixed-medium prints will come as a surprise. Read More

Wayne Gonzales

Wayne Gonzales, from Crowd (2014).

Wayne Gonzales has spent his 25-year-long career exploring the markers of a society unhinged by the “truthiness” of media. Profoundly influenced by the silkscreen methods of Andy Warhol, he first created a name for himself with paintings related to the assassination of John F. Kennedy. (Gonzales grew up in New Orleans, in the shadow of the Jack Ruby “conspiracy.”) Read More