The Picker recently received a generous gift of eight portfolios featuring prints by more than 50 contemporary artists—many new to the gallery’s collection— from the alternative arts space Exit Art
. Founded in 1982 in New York City by Jeanette Ingberman and Papo Colo, Exit Art brought attention to the work of under-recognized and emerging artists through innovative exhibitions, films, and performances until it closed last year. The wide range of materials and techniques offers a veritable history of recent developments in printmaking. For example, in the 2004 portfolio Six by Four,
the prints range from an inkjet print with hand perforation to a 4’ x 18’ schematic rendering of a shipping container.
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