Pressed, Stained, Slashed, Folded
Ed Ruscha and Dieter Roth created print editions by pressing food and other organic substances into paper. Lucio Fontana slashed and punctured the paper in his prints. Dorothea Rockburne executed a series of near-sculptural prints by folding and then unfolding large sheets of aquatinted paper. Other artists, including Robert Rauschenberg, Sol LeWitt, and Richard Tuttle, similarly embraced the delicacy and mutability of paper as a substance and a subject. The exhibition continues into recent years with ethereal works by Mona Hatoum, Ellen Gallagher, and Martin Creed, among others.
Organized by Starr Figura, The Phyllis Ann and Walter Borten Associate Curator of Prints and Illustrated Books.
The Paul J. Sachs Prints and Illustrated Books Galleries, second floor
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Robert Rauschenberg. Photolithograph and screenprint on corrugated cardboard with tape additions. Overall (irreg.): 26 x 27 3/16" (66 X 69.1 cm). Publisher and printer: Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles. Edition: 75.