We are proud to share at the 2017 IFPDA Print Fair an extraordinary group of works made at Atelier 17 in New York City during the 1940s. Atelier 17 was the melting pot as the capital of the art world transitioned from Paris to New York. Stanley William Hayter’s friends from the Surrealist movement Joan Miró and Andre Masson as well as Wassily Kandinsky were sitting out WWII and the devastating aftermath of occupied Paris in New York. While at Atelier 17 they encountered younger artists with new formalist approaches & American infused energy including Louise Bourgeois, Fred Becker, Alice Trumbull Mason, Krishna Reddy and Gabor Peterdi.
We will have superb and rare examples by each of these artists, all from Hayter’s own collection and most made in the 1940s. Included are master works – prints & plaster prints by Hayter. The impressions made from inked copper plates cast into plaster and later carved are especially rare as well as forcefully tactile & dramatic. Printmaking and sculpture merge in these groundbreaking, hybrid works.
New dates and a new venue mark the return of the IFPDA Print Fair. We have a strong collection of rare, Modernist prints from the 1930s and 1940s by Morris Blackburn, Judith Rothschild, Benton Spruance and African American masters Norman Lewis and Dox Thrash.
: we have a special group of rare and important works about music. Fred Becker’s Jam Session II, 1954, Benton Spruance’s 1941 Philadelphia Orchestra Mural Study, and the corresponding lithograph, Arrangement for Drums; along with Singing Saints a 1945 lithograph by Sargent Johnson and Elizabeth Catlett’s El Canto.
We will also ave an excellent selection of prints and works on paper by artists working in the US and Europe. Come see exciting works by Contemporary Rachel Selekman, Steven Ford, Donald Teskey, Peter Brooke, Michael Canning, Cheryl Warrick, Nona Hershey and David Shapiro. We will also introduce a group of brand new, hot-off-the-press works by Victoria Burge, Amze Emmons, Shelley Thorstensen and John Walker.