PRINT BY PRINT: Series from Dürer to Lichtenstein
WHEN: October 30, 2011–February 26, 2012
WHERE: Baltimore Museum of Art, Art Museum Drive at 31st Street, three miles north of the Inner Harbor
This fall heralds an unprecedented view of the BMA’s world-renowned print collection in the exhibition Print by Print: Series from Dürer to Lichtenstein. Print by Print brings together more than 350 prints by 29 artists working from the late 15th through the 21st centuries. The true vision of the artists in the exhibition is realized as each of their series is shown in its entirety.
From Albrecht Dürer’s late 15th-century illustrations of The Apocalypse to Roy Lichtenstein’s 1969 Haystacks (an homage to Monet), series have been, and continue to be, a vital concept in printmaking. Artists use serial printmaking to investigate their motifs and media in-depth. Organized around the themes of war, design, imagination, narration, appropriation and places, the exhibition features works from other renowned artists including Canaletto, Marcel Duchamp, Pablo Picasso, Odilon Redon and
Contemporary printmakers Danel Heyman and Andrew Raftery, two voices from a new generation of printmakers, are also included in this exciting exhibition and will be at the BMA Saturday, December 3 to discuss their work with master printer Brian Garner. Both artists are known for work that explores the range of the human experience, from portraits of prisoners to people’s private environments.
Print by Print is the culmination of a collaborative endeavor between the BMA and the Museums and Society program at The Johns Hopkins University. Rena Hoisington, Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs, worked with the students to select the series on view and to write labels for the works.
This exhibition is part of a project supported by The Johns Hopkins University through a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
This exhibition is sponsored by The Rouse Company Foundation.
Images: El Lissitzky. Top: Old Man, His Head Two Paces Behind, Plate 8 and Bottom: The New One, Plate 10 from the portfolio Figurines: The Three-Dimensional Design of the Electro-Mechanical Show ‘Victory over the Sun’. 1920-1921, published 1923. The Baltimore Museum of Art, BMA 1956.39.8 and 1956.39.10. © 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn