Print National Overview, a survey of 60 works drawn from The Brooklyn Museum’s holdings tracing the development of postwar American printmaking, will open September 29 at the Museum and remain on view through December 4, 1989, in the Prints and Drawings Galleries, located on the second floor. The exhibition serves as a historical context for the Museum’s important survey of the contemporary American print field, Projects & Portfolios: The 25th National Print Exhibition (October 6 - December 31, 1989), and will highlight works from each of the 24 previous National Print Exhibitions, first organized in 1947.
Prints on view from the 1940s and 1950s include works by Joseph Albers, Leonard Baskin, Stanley William Hayter, Louis Lozowick, Gabor Peterdi, and Adja Yunkers. Prints by Jasper Johns, Alex Katz, Sol LeWitt, Joan Mitchell, Larry Rivers, and Cy Twombly are among those from the 1960s and 1970s. Robert Kushner, Susan Rothenberg, Julian Schnabel, Alan Shields, and Andy Warhol are among those artists representing the first half of the present decade.
Print National Overview was organized by Linda Konheim Kramer, Curator of Prints and Drawings.
Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1989 - 1994. 1989, 120.