All About Prints

(Rochester, NY) – All About Prints invites novices and experienced collectors alike to explore the art of printmaking — from the 15th-century woodcuts of Albrecht Dürer to Paul Revere’s hand-colored engraving of The Boston Massacre to Andy Warhol’s iconic silkscreens of Marilyn Monroe. This new special, produced by Stereopticon Pictures, takes a broad approach to printmaking, from the wider history of prints in Western art to key landmarks of printmaking in the U.S. It airs Friday, August 28, 2015 at 10:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

Influential curators from Christie’s New York, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, MOMA, the British Museum in London and the Whitney Museum of American Art, collectors, dealers, printmakers and artists provide a deeper understanding of the centuries-old art form with detailed explanations about printmaking terms and techniques.

Shot in high-definition video at museum print rooms, print fairs, galleries and print workshops in the U.S. and Europe, All About Prints explores the collaborative nature of printmaking and the deep-rooted traditions of the art form. These ideas come to life through the exploration of 19th-century masters, including Winslow Homer and James McNeill Whistler; the important contribution of Edward Hopper; the influence of Mexican muralists; the formative years of the WPA's Federal Art Project; the excitement of the 1960s print boom and the ever-evolving techniques of contemporary artists like Kiki Smith, Will Barnet, Jane Hammond, Joanne Greenbaum and Donald Sultan, who carry on the tradition today.

 Credit: APT Online

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