Rock-Paper . . .
Lithographs from the Permanent Collection, Part II

Grace Hartigan (American, 1922–2008), <em>Pallas Athene</em>, 1961, lithograph, 30.13 x 22.25 inches. Acquired with funds from the Humana Foundation Endowment for American Art, 2008.033. Reproduced with the permission of the Grace Hartigan Estate.

Grace Hartigan (American, 1922–2008), Pallas Athene, 1961, lithograph, 30.13 x 22.25 inches. Acquired with funds from the Humana Foundation Endowment for American Art, 2008.033. Reproduced with the permission of the Grace Hartigan Estate.

Scholz Family Works on Paper Gallery August 23 through November 22, 2015

The Snite Museum continues its exploration of lithography in the second of its two-part series by focusing on the maturation of the technique from 1900 through today. With examples by Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Grace Hartigan, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and Robert Indiana, this presentation charts the shift from European expressionism to abstract expressionism in the United States and a return to the figure in more recent years. Visitors will be introduced to print publishers such as Gemini G.E.L., Tamarind Institute, and Universal Limited Arts Editions (ULAE) whose inception in the 1960s led to a golden age of lithography.

Join us for a public reception from 2:00–4:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 13 to celebrate this and all of the other fall special art exhibitions. Admission is free; all are welcome.

Suggested Resources For Additional Information:

Erika Doss, Benton, Pollock, and the Politics of Modernism, University of Chicago Press, 1991.

Kathleen Stewart Howe, Intersections: Lithography, Photography, and the Traditions of Printmaking, University of New Mexico Press, 1998.

Linda C. Hults, The Print in the Western World: An Introductory History, University of Wisconsin Press, 1996.

Mark Rosenthal, Artists at Gemini G.E.L.: Celebrating the 25th Year, Abrams, 1993.

Joesph Ruzicka, Landfall Press: Twenty-five Years of Printmaking, Milwaukee Art Museum, 1996.

Esther Sparks, Universal Limited Art Editions: A History and Catalogue, The Art Institute of Chicago and Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, 1989.

Pressure + Ink: Lithography Process, by Museum of Modern Art, 2011. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUXDltQfqSA