Editions

Artists Tucker Nichols and Matt Magee generously donated their work to help support the mission of Art in Print.
Impressions are still available and can be purchased through ETC-Industries / C. Editions Chicago.

Tucker Nichols

Untitled (BR1729), 2017
Letterpress on Reich Savoy 184 lb cotton wove paper
Edition of 60
8 x 10 inches
Signed and numbered verso
Printed by Dependable Letter Press, San Francisco
Published for Art in Print by Gallery 16 Editions, San Francisco
$250

My mother was a competitive flower arranger, among other things. Our house smelled of flowers because there was usually a bucket of them in the kitchen sink. Recently I’ve been thinking about what flowers must look like to bees and other pollinators. To see colors we can’t see, to climb inside these technicolor caverns covered in magic dust. We think flowers are pretty but we don’t know the half of it. —Tucker Nichols

Matt Magee

Paragraph 1 May 12, 2008 (2018)
etching and aquatint with chine collé on German Etching paper
Edition of 30 and 10 proofs
17 1/2 x 13 inches
Signed and numbered
Printed by Steve Campbell at Landfall Press Inc., Santa Fe, NM
$350

One morning in May 2008 a week or two after [Robert] Rauschenberg’s death on May 12, 2008, I sat down at my desk in his New York studio, where I had sat for 14 years, and wrote him a letter. I wanted to summon something inexpressible and inchoate. Closing my eyes, I took pen to paper and let the pen move. In abstract mark and gesture, breathing, channeling automatic writing, surrealism, history, Twombly, love and time, the letter took form in a matter of minutes if not seconds. Contemplating the etching plate at Landfall put me in the same gestural mindset. Paragraph 1 May 12, distills the flowing strokes in the letter into basic alphabetic units. For me, the conversation is about the emotion embedded in these components as an iteration of verse, and how mark making and language are one in the same.—Matt Magee