Thursday, March 12, 2009

Test print by Donald Farnsworth

The test prints that Donald Farnsworth creates to try out some new idea or experimental technique tend to be discarded as mere stepping stones toward a finished product, but they are often intriguing works of art in their own right. I particularly like this one...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Chuck Close proof

Photographing a fourteen-foot tapestry proof by Chuck Close outside Magnolia Editions today.

William Wiley

William Wiley at Magnolia last week, printing his Manogram, a jaunty little fellow whose name references Robert Rauschenberg's famous Monogram assemblage:

Robert Rauschenberg, Monogram, 1955-1959.

Ralph Goings

Ralph Goings at Magnolia in February, supervising the printing of his new edition Trio, a copperplate etching with UV-cured acrylic color:

Sam Bennett degreases the copper etching plate.

Tallulah Terryll lays down a sheet of mylar for registration.

Tallulah, Ralph, and Don Farnsworth watch the UV-cured acrylic being printed.

Sam inks the etching plate...

...and with Ralph's help, pulls a print...

Curating the edition.