Graphicstudio at IFPDA Print Fair!

As part of New York’s Print Week 2015, Graphicstudio will be participating in the IFPDA Print Fair at the Park Avenue Armory, November 4 through November 8. Please come visit us at booth 408 if you are in New York in early November! We have an exciting group of works we will be featuring, including a mix of new works and Graphicstudio classics.

Hyacinth colle medRobert Mapplethorpe, Hyacinth, 1986-87. photogravure on silk collé. 45-1/4″ x 38-3/8″. Edition: 27

A single impression of Mapplethorpe’s Hyacinth has recently been consigned with Graphicstudio and is now available. Mapplethorpe was drawn to Graphicstudio by the possibilities of this nearly forgotten photographic process that was being revitalized at the studio in the 1980s. The range of tone, shadow and detail captured by the photogravure process are ideal for Mapplethorpe’s still-life photography, and are further enhanced by the warmth and richness of the silk collé on which this image is printed.


Twisted I medE.V. Day, Twisted I, 2015. cyanotype. 39-3/4″ x 39-3/4″. Edition: 6

Twisted II medE.V. Day, Twisted II, 2015. cyanotype. 39-3/4″ x 39-3/4″. Edition: 6

Twisted III medE.V. Day, Twisted III, 2015. cyanotype. 39-3/4″ x 39-3/4″. Edition: 6

E.V. Day’s new suite of cyanotype prints were shown for the first time at Graphicstudio’s Benefit Sale, where they were among the most popular works of the day. E.V. Day is a New York-based artist best known for her installation and sculptural works. Day’s work explores themes of sexuality and humor, manipulating the imagery of popular culture in order to spotlight the contradictions of gender roles and social stereotypes. In the Twisted series of cyanotypes, she has successfully translated the volume and spirit of her sculptural work onto paper. Day uses layered forms of fishnet stockings to create intricate, yet fluid, shapes and moiré patterns. The sensual shapes and human forms created by the stretched stockings are complemented by the richness of the cyanotype print. The images manage to be both organic and highly structured, well suited for a medium traditionally used in architectural and industrial settings.


Crackers Ed Ruscha, Crackers, 1970. lithograph. 16″ x 20″. Edition: 30

A former Graphicstudio printer is making this wonderful collection of Ed Ruscha prints and books available for purchase and we are pleased to be featuring it at IFPDA. This is a suite of six lithographs from the Ed Ruscha book covers series, produced at Graphicstudio in 1970 and 1971. These iconic prints directly reference Ruscha’s famous artist books, and completing this collection are the six referenced artist books as well as six more first edition books.

26 Gasoline Stations Ed Ruscha, Twentysix Gasoline Stations, 1970. lithograph. 16″ x 20″. Edition: 30

Real Estate Opportunities Ed Ruscha, Real Estate Opportunities, 1970-71. lithograph. 16″ x 20″. Edition: 30

Some LA Apartments Ed Ruscha, Some Los Angeles Apartments, 1970. lithograph. 16″ x 20″. Edition: 30

9 Swimming Pools Ed Ruscha, Nine Swimming Pools, 1970. lithograph. 16″ x 20″. Edition: 30

Various Small Fires Ed Ruscha, Various Small Fires, 1970. lithograph. 16″ x 20″. Edition: 30

Included artists books are Various Small Fires, 1964 (Second edition); Twentysix Gasoline Stations, 1963 (Third edition); Real Estate Opportunities, 1970 (First edition); Crackers, 1969 (First edition); Some Los Angeles Apartments, 1965 (Second edition); Nine Swimming Pools, 1968 (First edition); Every Building on the Sunset Strip, 1966 (First edition); Thirtyfour Parking Lots, 1967 (First edition); Royal Road Test, 1967 (First edition); A Few Palm Trees, 1971 (First edition); Business Cards, 1968 (First edition); Colored People, 1972 (First edition).
Crackers sm

Some LA Apartments wo glassine sm

Royal Road Test sm


A series of prints by Christian Marclay which were completed in 2012 are now being released into the market, and we are pleased to present four prints from the Cassette Tape Duplication series.

Christian Marclay unique monoprint GS 1554-39 22Christian Marclay, Untitled (from the series Cassette Tape Duplication), 2012. monoprint. 22″ x 30″.

This series of images spins off of Marclay’s cassette tape cyanotype investigations of 2007 and 2008. Instead of being used to block light in the cyanotype process, spools of cassette tape were arranged on an inked plate and printed onto paper, preventing ink from transferring to the paper in areas where the tape rested on the plate.

Christian Marclay unique monoprint GS 1554-13Christian Marclay, Untitled (from the series Cassette Tape Duplication), 2012. monoprint. 22″ x 30″.

Tape which had been used to block ink from the plate was itself inked in the process, and was then placed onto an un-inked plate and run back through the press.

Christian Marclay unique monoprint GS 1554-71Christian Marclay, Untitled (from the series Cassette Tape Duplication), 2012. monoprint. 22″ x 30″.

The process was repeated and prints were created at all levels of tape and plate inking. This created a series of images which span a range of tonality and which detail another intricate exploration of the possibilities of cassette tape as a visual medium.

Christian Marclay unique monoprint GS 1554-35Christian Marclay, Untitled (from the series Cassette Tape Duplication), 2012. monoprint. 22″ x 30″.


Being unveiled for its first public showing, Graphicstudio will also be featuring Mound #1 The Legend, a new collaboration with Trenton Doyle Hancock.

Mound 1 the LegendTrenton Doyle Hancock, Mound #1 The Legend, 2015. mixed media sculpture accompanied by an 8″ x 8″ acrylic painting on canvas. 27″ x 16″ x 16″. Edition variée: 15.

Mound #1 The Legend is a faux fur and leatherette doll with a cast rubber head, each one with hand-painted features and a nose that is one of eight colors in this edition variée. The packaging is screen and digitally printed PVC board which was CNC routed and heat-molded to form. Each mound is accompanied by an original 8″ x 8″ acrylic on canvas painting by Trenton Doyle Hancock.

Mound Doll Head med


Also being shown for the first time is Mark Dion’s World in a Box. This project is a suite of 27 charts, graphs, diagrams and lists, making use of many different printmaking techniques including lithography, etching, digital printing, cyanotype, woodcut, letterpress, screenprint and direct gravure. The prints making up World in a Box are contained in a handcrafted oak box which includes a signed colophon listing the title of each print.

GS 1555 box AMark Dion, World in a Box, 2015. Suite of 27 prints in a custom-made oak wood storage box. 13-1/8″ x 10-3/16″ x 1-5/8″. Edition: 20.

WIAB Mind of a RacoonMark Dion, Diet, from World in a Box, 2015. lithograph. 6-3/8″ diameter. Edition: 20.

WIAB FloriographyMark Dion, Floriography, from World in a Box, 2015. lithograph. 10-5/16″ x 6-1/16″. Edition: 20.

WIAB The SoulMark Dion, The Soul, from World in a Box, 2015. lithograph. 4-1/4″ x 8-5/8″. Edition: 20.

WIAB Flying ThingsMark Dion, Flight, from World in a Box, 2015. etching. 8″ x 4″. Edition: 20.


Feel free to contact us if you are going to be in New York for Print Week, or for more information about any of these works.

2 thoughts on “Graphicstudio at IFPDA Print Fair!

  1. I attended the IFPDA show in NYC. Is the Tracy litho by Alex Katz still available? If so, can you please tell me the dimensions and if it is signed by the artist.
    Thank you!
    Laura Flug

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