Artist's Artists: James Siena, Josh Smith, and Charline von Heyl Collect Prints

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© Courtesy of the IPCNY International Print Center New York
Artist's Artists: James Siena, Josh Smith, and Charline von Heyl Collect Prints
Curated by: Gretchen L. Wagner

508 W.26th St. Rm 5A
New York, NY 10001
July 21st, 2014 - October 15th, 2014
Opening: September 4th, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Tue-Sat 11-6


International Print Center New York presents Artist's Artists: James Siena, Josh Smith, and Charline von Heyl Collect Prints, on view July 21 - October 15, 2014 in its gallery at 508 West 26th Street, 5th Floor.

A reception will be held at IPCNY on Thursday, September 4th, 6-8 pm.

Artist’s Artists consists of sixty-four prints and books from the personal collections of three contemporary artists who incorporate printmaking into their artistic practice.  Work dating from 1949 to 2013 is included, from antique maps to traditional lithography, intaglio, and silkscreen, along with prints by Louise Bourgeois, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, Antoni Tàpies, Christopher Wool, among others.  The exhibition reflects the expanse of interests among the three lenders as well as the artistic influences that connect them. 

From the collection of James Siena, prints by: Louise Bourgeois, Sarah Carpenter, Bruce Conner, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Steve DiBenedetto, Jane Dickson, Jim Flora, Bill Jensen, Jasper Johns, Cati Laporte, Chris Martin, Katia Santibañez, Charles Seliger, Frank Stella, Antoni Tàpies, and a selection of antique typewriters.

From the collection of Josh Smith, prints by: Rita Ackerman, Bernard Buffet, Charline von Heyl, Martin Kippenberger and Albert Oehlen, Bruce Nauman, Robert Rauschenberg, Pierre Soulages, Aaron Wilson and Tim Dooley (Midwest Pressed), Christopher Wool, and a selection of hand-made books by Josh Smith.

From the collection of Charline von Heyl, prints by: Jean (Hans) Arp, Bernard Buffet, Fernand Leger, Conrad Marca-Relli, Josh Smith, Endre Szasz, and H.C. Westermann.

Gretchen L. Wagner has previously held the position of Curator of The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts in St. Louis, Missouri as well as Assistant Curator in the Department of Prints and Illustrated Books at The Museum of Modern Art. She has contributed to numerous publications including Modern Women: Women Artists at The Museum of Modern Art; Dada in the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art; and MoMA P.S.1’s Greater New York 2005.