Paul Coldwell is Professor in Fine Art at the University of the Arts London. As an artist his work includes prints, sculpture and installation. He has written widely, particularly on printmaking, his most recent publication, Printmaking: A Contemporary Perspective was published by Black Dog Publishers.
A Century of Prints in Britain is a lively publication that looks at printmaking through the prism of the Arts Council collection, the largest loan collection of British art in the world. Julia Beaumont-Jones writes with both knowledge and enthusiasm Read More
“The American Dream” is the eagerly awaited survey of American prints at the British Museum curated by Stephen Coppel. Over eight years in the making, the exhibition follows upon the museum’s 2008 exhibition, “The American Scene; Prints from Hopper to Pollock Read More
Cooper Holoweski, Fragments of a Broken CD-R—After Piranesi’s Fragments of the Marble Plan of Ancient Rome from Recent Antiquities (2016).
In the series Recent Antiquities (2016), Cooper Holoweski follows the tradition of artists who have taken earlier artworks as starting points for new ones. One immediately thinks of Roy Lichtenstein’s Cathedral lithographs made in 1969 Read More
Video still of the interview with Alan Cristea (right) by Paul Coldwell (left).
Paul Coldwell I wonder if we could start by setting the scene of you arriving in Cork Street as a young man?
Alan Cristea I remember exactly—it was November 1972. But for three years previous to that I had worked at Marlborough Fine Art Read More
Installation view: “Gérald Cramer et ses artistes. Chagall, Miró, Moore,” Cabinet d’arts graphiques du Musée d’art et Histoire, Geneva, 2016–2017.
This valuable exhibition celebrates the art of the print publisher, here in the person of Gérald Cramer, who over a period of 40 years worked with many of the major figures of European modern art. Beginning as a bookseller in Geneva in the 1930s Read More
I first saw this print, Still Life with Vases, Bottles etc. on a table (1929), in the exhibition “Giorgio Morandi—Etchings” at the Tate Gallery in 1991. The exhibition made a great impression on me—I could go as far as saying that it represented an epiphany Read More
Now in his early eighties, Bernard Cohen has been a key figure in British Art since he came to prominence in the 1960s. Always difficult to label, he has pursued a singular path that, while connecting to many developments in abstract painting over the last 50 years Read More
Bruce Nauman, Life Mask (1981), lithograph, 71.1 x 96.5 cm. Edition of 50. Printed by Charly Ritt, Gemini G.E.L, Los Angeles. Published by Gemini G.E.L. Courtesy of Galerie Ronny Van de Velde and Sims Reed Gallery.
Just five minutes walk from the Royal Academy of Art, where almost twenty years ago Charles Saatchi presented the infamous “Sensation” exhibition of the Young British Artists, Sims Reed Gallery recently presented a choice survey of the prints of Bruce Nauman. Read More
Installation view: “KP Brehmer. Real Capital Production,” Raven Row, 2014. Right: Auswahlbeutel Kiloware (Kiloware Assorted Bag) (1967), print on card, on melamine under plastic, 116 × 145 cm. Estate of KP Brehmer, Berlin. Photo: Marcus J. Leith.
The late German artist KP Brehmer (1938–1997) is less well-known than his contemporaries Sigmar Polke and Gerhard Richter, but like them he was closely associated with Galerie René Block and with the “Capitalist Realism” strain of ambivalent pop art in the 1960s and early ’70s. Read More