There is a part of America that exists miles from nowhere. It has been called many names: the Empty Quarter, the Margins, the Yonlands, America’s Outback, the Lands Nobody Wanted, and the Last, the Remnant, or the Surviving Frontier Read More
In the early 20th century, a great number of print clubs were formed across the United States—in New York and California, Ohio, Illinois and Kansas. Each worked, in its own way, to advance the art of printmaking Read More Phillips kicked off the spring sales on 18 April with a selection of works from the collection of master printer Piero Crommelynck, including a number of unique working proofs and B.A.T. impressions. A set of three progressive state etchings of Picasso’s Meninas (1973) Read More The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, which opened in 1973, has been collecting French fin-de-siècle prints since 2000, when it purchased around 800 prints and artists’ books from Richard Feldhaus, a German private collector. The print department now holds some 1,800 works from this period Read More On 1 January 1895, when Alphonse Mucha’s poster depicting Sarah Bernhardt in the title role of Gismonda appeared for the first time on the hoardings of Paris, it caused a sensation. The strange name of this mysterious artist was suddenly on everyone’s lips, and eager collectors snatched Gismonda off the walls. Read More I attended college in Main Line Philadelphia, not far from the former location of the Barnes Foundation, which I visited frequently. I recognized in the Barnes collection not only the magnificence of its holdings Read More I never intended to be a collector. As a doctoral candidate in art history working on Honoré Daumier and Haussmannization, I thought I would be able to do most of my image research with online databases Read More Grinnell College, a highly ranked private institution in central Iowa, was founded by abolitionists in 1846. This foundation in civil rights continues to inform its mission: the college aims to prepare its students to “serve the common good” and work toward social justice. Read More Print collecting is a socially acceptable form of addiction. It can come to dominate one’s life, demanding time, travel and money. So it has been with us, since shortly after we married in 1959. As newlyweds we lived in northern New Jersey while John was in the Army, and we spent time in New York City exploring the art scene Read More
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