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Rotimi Fani-Kayode (1955-1989) is a solo retrospective of the work of this seminal and highly influential figure in 1980s black British and African contemporary art. Although his career was cut short by his untimely death at the age of 34, Fani-Kayode nonetheless remains one of the most significant names in the history of black photography. This exhibition was organized by Light Work, in partnership with Autograph ABP. Curated in collaboration with Mark Sealy and Renée Mussai of Autograph ABP, whose co-founder and first Chair was Rotimi Fani-Kayode, the exhibition features a selection of his most important photographic works produced between 1985-1989, including large-scale color works and arresting black and white images.
Number of objects: 17
Installation Space: 150 linear feet
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From the 1930s to the 1980s the printed image in American art went through profound changes. Beginning with the black and white lithographs that were popularized by the regionalists and urban realists, and continuing through the experimental intaglio prints of the 1940s and 1950s, the ‘Pop’ explosion of screenprints in the 1960s, and the precision of super realism in the 1970s, printmaking has captured the imagination of countless American artists.
This exhibition of 50 American prints surveys the activities of artists who put designs on paper during this exciting period. Thomas Hart Benton, Grant Wood, Anne Ryan, Milton Avery, Dorothy Dehner, Robert Motherwell, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and Richard Estes are a few of the artists represented in this examination of the growth in popularity of printmaking among American artists during this 50 year period. Especially significant are the contributions of women to printmaking during this period as well as the impact of African-American artists on the graphic arts. Combined with artists who immigrated to the United States during these decades and the increased numbers of painters and sculptors who took up the medium, this exhibition makes the egalitarian nature of the print abundantly clear.
Pulled, Pressed and Screened: Important American Prints is drawn from the Syracuse University Art Collection holdings of more than 12,500 prints of which more than 7,500 are by American artists. This deep collection makes available work by print innovators such as Mauricio Lasansky, Gabor Peterdi, Boris Margo, and Garo Antreasian. It also enables us to share the work of specific art publishers such as the International Graphics Art Society, Associated American Artists, and Universal Art Limited Editions.
Number of objects: 50
Installation Space: 250 linear feet