Mark Pascale is Janet and Craig Duchossois Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago and Adjunct Professor at the School of the Art Institute. He is also a practicing lithographer with a deep knowledge of contemporary and historical printmaking techniques. He has contributed to numerous publications, most recently the exhibition catalogues Contemporary Drawings from the Irving Stenn Jr. Collection. He has organized exhibitions on topics ranging from the Harlem Renaissance to artists’ ephemera. Currently, he is working on a retrospective exhibition focused on the prints and drawings of Martin Puryear. [July 2014]

Ray Yoshida: The Secret Screenprints

Ray Yoshida, The Garden Island (c.1960), color screenprint monoprint on cream wove paper, image 48 x 43.7 cm, sheet 66.3 x 50.9 cm. Gift of the Raymond K. Yoshida Living Trust and Kohler Foundation, Inc., 2011.199. The Art Institute of Chicago. Photography ©The Art Institute of Chicago.

In 1994 or 1995, while researching artists for James Yood’s exhibition on the history of printmaking in Chicago at the Block Museum, I came across a few slides of screenprints dated 1959/60 by Ray Yoshida (1930–2009), a revered member of the painting and drawing faculty at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). Read More

No. 2: Punkt zu Linie by Gesa Puell

Gesa Puell, Punkt zu Linie (Point to Line) (2013).

The submissions for this round of the Prix de Print were remarkable for their variety. There were books, installations, DIY constructions, sculptures and animations—each with as strong a claim to be considered “a print” as the eloquent etchings, engravings, woodcuts and monotypes also submitted. Most entries were rich in content and invention Read More