The new Manneken Press website (www.mannekenpress.com) went live on Friday, May 29th 2015. The new site is a complete rebuild of the old one which we have had since 2002. The new site has a fresh look, is easier to use and shows off the work quite well. We have re-photograhed a lot of the prints in our inventory so the images on the site are better quality and larger. The new site is built using WordPress with the “Salient” theme by Theme Nectar, and it is a responsive site so it should look just fine when viewed on a smart phone or iPad. The site was designed and built by yours truly, Jonathan Higgins, with occasional assistance and encouragement by Brandon Brown and Mark Purvis. Thanks guys! We have also added a new artist to the site: Philip Van Keuren, a photographer from Dallas, TX. The editions of his prints are currently being printed. Look for an announcement of the release of this new project later in the summer.
Gallery Jatad will present the two-person exhibition Lineal: Jonathan Higgins & Jaqueline Dee Parker from June 18 – July 25, 2015. The exhibition will feature black and white lithographs with chine colle’ and color monotypes by Higgins and collages by Parker. The gallery will also be showing a selection of antique African doors during the exhibition. An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Saturday, June 20th from 3 – 6. Gallery Jatad shows contemporary works on paper alongside African tribal art.
One of Rupert Deese’s “Aphros” prints is now part of the Menil Collection. “Aphros”, an edition of drypoints published by the Chinati Foundation, was produced at Manneken Press in 2011. Impressions of “Aphros” from the edition of 100 are available from Chinati at the link above, and purchases benefit their programs.
Image: Artist Rupert Deese and Master Printer Jonathan Higgins proofing Aphros at Manneken Press in 2011.