32E57
3rd Floor

Contemporary Masters

 – , 2019

 
 

Pace Prints is pleased to present Contemporary Masters, a spectacular print exhibition at its 57th Street galleries featuring John Chamberlain, Willem de Kooning, Jean Dubuffet, Helen Frankenthaler, Jasper Johns, Sol LeWitt, Agnes Martin, Henri Matisse, Robert Motherwell, Louise Nevelson, Pablo Picasso, Ed Ruscha, James Turrell, and Andy Warhol. This exhibition encompasses the two Pace Prints Galleries on the third floor of 32 East 57th Street.

Focused on work created in the 20th Century, Contemporary Masters follows the story of printmaking from Modern Masters Picasso and Matisse, to Warhol, Johns and De Kooning and forward.  The centerpiece of the exhibition is Andy Warhol’s iconic portfolio Campbell’s Soup Cans II, 1969. The 10 works, exhibited for the first time here at Pace Prints on 57th Street, represent the emergence of both Pop Art and of the emergence of the silkscreen print process in fine art.

Quatre Lithographies, a complete set of four color lithographs by Willem de Kooning, created in 1986, reflect the artist’s late work on canvas.  The subtle color and form represents the artist's devotion to the work of Henri Matisse, who is represented in this exhibition with Nadia au profil aigu, a portrait in profile created with an economy of line. 

Other works in the exhibition represent every type of printmaking, with etchings by Ed Ruscha, Ukiyo-e woodcuts by Helen Frankenthaler and a lithograph by Jasper Johns.  These titans of contemporary art, and the master printers they worked with, represent the best of printmaking through the 20th Century.

Please note that this exhibition has been extended through November 2.

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