Thursday, February 6, 2014

Thursday's Three on Art

Today, the focus of Thursday's Three is the availability of limited-edition artworks from The Drawing Center, Vera List Art Project at Lincoln Center, and Smithsonian Associates Art Collectors Program, all of which give art lovers wonderful opportunities to establish a solid print collection.

The Drawing Center, in New York City, offers a number of limited editions donated by contemporary artists. Currently available are works by Sean Scully (archival pigment print), Alexandre Singh (archival pigment print), Susan Hefuna (archival pigment print), Pat Steir (monoprint), Matt Mullican (etching/aquatint), Yuri MasnyJ (etching with softground, aquatint, spitbite, sugarlift, and drypoint), John Kessler (silkscreen), Marco Maggi (etching/drypoint diptych), and Richard Tuttle (drypoint on copper plate). The artworks, available through Artspace, range from $25 to $3,000 (prices are subject to change).  Information about the artist and an image of each work are available.

✭ Lincoln Center's Vera List Art Project is notable for its list of exceptional contemporary prints. The newest (2013) release is a silkscreen on two felt panels, "Double Portrait", by Lorna Simpson (see video below). You'll find in the project's A-to-Z list of artists such well-known names as Chuck Close, Jim Dine, Sam Gilliam, Wolf Khan, Elizabeth Murray, Richard Serra, Pat Steir, and Jamie Wyeth. Prices range from $500 to more than $6,000 (editions available). All works are limited-editions, signed and numbered by the artists. The project typically publishes four to six editions annually. Collectible fine art posters also may be purchased.

Founding of Vera List Art Project

✭ The Smithsonian Associates Art Collectors Program commissions contemporary fine art prints that are made available to members and non-members; the price for the latter is higher. Prices range from under $300 to more than $6,000. Included among current offerings of signed and numbered silkscreens, serigraphs, aquatints, lithographs, relief engravings, and linocuts are works by such artists as Will Barnet, Sam Gilliam, April Gornik, Jacob Kainen, Robert Kushner, Sol LeWitt, Willem de Looper, Barry Moser, and James Rosenquist (view gallery). In the collection titled "Small Treasures" are numbered and signed limited-editions by Art Hansen, among others. For those with more restricted budgets, the AP offers commissioned posters and prints with text

Glossary of Printmaking Terms

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