October 10, 1972
18TH NATIONAL PRINT EXHIBITION
NOVEMBER 22 - FEBRUARY 4
The eighteenth in the series of National Print Exhibitions presented biennially by The Brooklyn Museum follows the tradition of the past by bringing together work by talented beginning professionals with that of their already accomplished colleagues.
Included in the 120 prints in this exhibition are works by such artists as Frank Stella; Jasper Johns; Wayne Thiebaud; Nathan Oliveira; Joe Goode; and Edward Ruscha. Etchings, monotypes, lithographs, and examples of experimental mixed media are among the varieties of technique on exhibition.
The 18TH NATIONAL PRINT EXHIBITION will be held in the Robert E. Blum Gallery on the first floor from November 22,1972 to February 4, 1973. For the first time, it will then travel to the Palace of the Legion of Honor Museum, in San Francisco, California.
FOREIGNERS IN JAPAN
December 6 - January 28
An exhibition of wood block prints by Japanese artists in Yokohama after the opening of the port to foreign trade (1860-1863), FOREIGNERS IN JAPAN will open at The Brooklyn Museum on December 6. It will consist of approximately 100 prints, assembled by the Philadelphia Museum of Art where the exhibition originated last spring.
The exhibition offers a fascinating record of the exotic "foreigner" and their customs as portrayed by the Japanese artists of the period whose work displays the lively curiousity with which they viewed the visiting “barbarians.”
Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1971 - 1988. 1972, 073. View Original
November 10, 1972
In the tradition of past exhibitions, The Brooklyn Museum’s 18TH NATIONAL PRINT EXHIBITION, which opens at the Robert E. Blum Gallery on Wednesday, November 22, brings together the work of gifted beginning professionals with that of their already recognized colleagues. Presented biennially since 1947, the print exhibition will remain on view through February 4, 1973. Admission is free.
Curator Jo Miller, of the Department of Prints and Drawings, who selected the 120 prints included in the 18TH NATIONAL PRINT EXHIBITION noted that many of the prints are “indicative of an amusing directness to be found in prints being made in the United States today.” Unlike the 1970 print exhibition, protest messages are in the minority and many artists seem to be in a state of meditative tranquility reflected by their celebration of commonplace subject matter. Abundant humor and satire are visible in prints by Don Nice, Mike Nevelson, Edward Ruscha and Dennis Corrigan. There are also elegant non-objective works by such artists as Steven Cortright, Olitski, Stella, LeWitt, and Brice Marden.
Technically, the quality of printing in the 18TH NATIONAL PRINT EXHIBITION is exceptionally high due, perhaps, to the high standards of professional presses and workshops that have sprung up across the nation in the past few years. Etchings, monotypes, lithographs and examples of experimental mixed media are among the varied techniques included in the exhibition.
Among the well-known artists participating in the print exhibition are Lee Bontecou, Willem de Kooning, Niki de Saint Phalle, Jim Dine, Helen Frankenthaler, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Claes Oldenburg and Saul Steinberg.
Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1971 - 1988. 1972, 078-79. View Original