‘Pulled in Brooklyn’ Exhibition Shows Rich History of Printmaking

From top left: Photo by Craig Hubert, Photo via 10 Grand Press, Courtesy of Butt Johnson


    Running through June 15, the International Print Center New York is hosting “Pulled in Brooklyn,” an exhibition tracing the community of printers and artist bookmakers in Brooklyn since the mid-1990s. Concentrated on Gowanus, Red Hook, Greenpoint and Williamsburg, the exhibit includes more than 150 works. The mix of artists includes some big names such as Nicole Eisenman, Sol LeWitt, Art Spiegelman, Mel Bochner and Dana Schutz. Local studios represented include 10 Grand Press, Afternoon Editions, Fourth Estate Editions, Ugly Duckling Presse and others.

    Below, some of our favorite works from the show.

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    Courtesy of Andrew Mockler, Jungle Press Editions

    Nicole Eisenman’s “Tea Party,” from 2012, is a lithograph that was printed and published by Andrew Mockler of Gowanus-based Jungle Press Editions.

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    Courtesy of Deb Chaney Editions

    “Maus” creator Art Spiegelman’s lithograph “Trump L’Oeil,” from 2018, was printed by Deb Chaney of Bushwick-based Deb Chaney Editions and Anna Hoberman of Afternoon Editions, also located in Bushwick.

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    Image courtesy the artist and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

    “Back Surgery in Bed,” a woodcut by Dana Schutz, is from 2015. It was printed by Rob Swainston from Prints of Darkness, which was formed in Williamsburg but is now based in Long Island City.

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    Courtesy of IPCNY

    Mel Bochner’s “Crazy With Background Noise,” a screen print with black enamel from 2018, was printed by Luther Davis at Red Hook-based BRT Printshop. (Davis was formerly with Axelle Editions, which also has work in the exhibition.)

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    Photo via 10 Grand Press

    The colorful “Untitled (III),” from 2014, is a monotype with chine-colle by Carrie Moyer. It was printed and published by Marina Ancona of 10 Grand Press in a unique series of 15.

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    Courtesy of the artist

    Butt Johnson’s “Slam Dunk ’87,” from 2007, is a beautiful hot stamp foil and enamel screen print on museum board that was printed by Luther Davis at Axelle Editions and published by Fourth State Editions.

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