Mel Becker is the Collection Cataloguer in the Prints and Drawings Department at the Art Institute of Chicago. A former rare book librarian, she has an MLS and is currently working on her Master’s degree in Contemporary Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is also a printmaker, these days mainly in her kitchen with a Gocco press. [July 2013]

A Printmaker’s Document

A Printmaker’s Document details the rich history and artistic processes of Jim Dine’s prints, as told by the artist and many of the printers with whom he has collaborated over the years. Inspired by a semi-autobiographical volume from the German printmaker HAP Grieshaber, this curious, compact book is part catalogue raisonné, part memoir and part artist’s book. Read More