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Recent Print Acquisitions

DATES March 03, 1989 through June 19, 1989
  • February 1, 1989 A selection of approximately 60 prints acquired by The Brooklyn Museum between 1985 and 1988 will be featured in an exhibition opening March 3. Recent Print Acquisitions, an exhibition of works on paper dating from the late 19th century through the present day, will be installed in the Museum’s Prints and Drawings Galleries, located on the second floor. It will be on view through June 19, 1989.

    Works on view range from Odilon Redon’s 1896 lithograph Les Bêtes de la mer ronde comme des outres from the series La Tentation de Saint-Antoine, created at a time when prints were often issued in albums to be perused like books, to Michael Mazur’s 1983 triptych monotype Wakeby Day II, in which the total image measures approximately 6 feet by 11 feet.

    Other highlights include George Bellows’s lithograph Jean in a Black Hat (n.d.); John Taylor Arms’s etching North Portal of Chartres Cathedral (1939); Ivan Aibright’s lithograph Show Case Doll (1954), considered the artist’s most important work; Jasper Johns’s lithograph Savarin 2 (Wash and Line) (1978); and Barnett Newman’s etching Note XI---State I (1968).

    The exhibition has been selected and organized by Barry Walker, Associate Curator in the Museum’s Prints and Drawings Department.

    Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1989 - 1994. 1989, 015.
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