Prints have been used by artists as a form of expressing social and political ideas for centuries. Artists have taken advantage of the graphic quality and ease of duplication afforded by printmaking processes, allowing them to distribute their images to wide audiences.
This exhibition, curated by Colorado publisher and Master printer Bud Shark, focuses on prints from the CU Art Museum’s Permanent Collection that have a socio-political inclination. Works in the exhibition span printmaking history, beginning with Jacques Callot, William Hogarth and Francisco Goya, through more recent prints by Robert Arneson, Louise Bourgeois, Glenn Ligon, Hung Liu, and Peter Saul. Also included is a 92″ long codex by Mexican/American artist Enrique Chagoya.
26 works, ca. 85 running feet, single hung
pedestal with vitrine required for Chagoya ‘s codex
Louise Bourgeois, American (b. 1911), Ste. Sebastienne, 1993, drypoint, edition 10/50, 47 1/2 x 37 inches
Purchase with The Carnegie Fund, CU Art Museum, University of Colorado at Boulder
Photo: LB Studio
(c) Louise Bourgeois