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Recent Prints and Projects from Manneken Press

“Manneken Press: Recent Prints and Projects” at Wakeley Gallery

By | Brenda Zappitell, Carlos Andrade, Exhibition, Gary Justis, Jack Davidson, Judy Ledgerwood, Kate Petley, Mary Judge, Monotypes, Philip Van Keuren, photogravure, Richard Hull | No Comments

“Manneken Press: Recent Prints and Projects” continues through March 30th, 2017 at Wakeley Gallery, Illinois Wesleyan University, 6 Ames Plaza West, Bloomington, IL.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 12 to 4 p.m., Tuesday evenings 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 1 to 4 p.m.
Philip Van Keuren, photogravure, Toward What Sun?, Manneken Press, portfolio

Philip Van Keuren’s photogravure portfolios are now available.

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Toward What Sun? Volume I, ten photogravures by Philip Van Keuren, are now available in portfolios.

Clamshell boxes to house the ten photogravures in Volume I, published by Manneken Press earlier in 2016, have been produced by Jace Graf of Cloverleaf Studio, Austin, TX. The beautifully crafted boxes are covered in silvery-gray bookcloth with the title in black ink debosssed on the front, and also include letterpress-printed pages with the titles of each print and a colophon with information about the project.

Philip Van Keuren’s photographic images are prompted by everyday observations that reveal the world as sublimely beautiful while simultaneously unknowable.  Since 2009 Manneken Press has been making copper photogravure plates from Van Keuren’s 35mm negatives. In 2016 Van Keuren and Manneken Press co-published ten of the photogravure prints for Volume I of  Toward What Sun?,  the first of four planned volumes of editions printed  from the archive of the 40 photogravure plates that have been made to date. Seven prints from each edition are available singly, with the remaining five available as complete sets of 10 prints housed in a custom portfolio case. A new volume of ten prints will be issued annually.

The images are 12 x 8 inches, hand-printed from copper photogravure plates on Hahnemuhle Copperplate paper in editions of 12. Portfolio dimensions are 19″ x 14 3/4″ x 1″. View all of the prints in Toward What Sun?, Volume I here.

2016 E/AB Fair

E/AB Fair recap

By | Art Fair, Gary Justis, Jack Davidson, Judy Ledgerwood, Kate Petley, Mary Judge, Monotypes, New project, New release, Philip Van Keuren, photogravure, Richard Hull, Sarah Smelser | No Comments

The 2016 Editions/Artist’s Books Fair has concluded.

After a whirlwind Print Week in New York City we are now back home and following up with the many interested collectors, curators, art consultants and gallerists who stopped in at our booth at the E/AB Fair. The fair included more than forty exhibitors from across the USA and from as far away as South Africa, showing contemporary prints, portfolios, artist’s books and unique paper works. Attendance at the fair was good, including over 1000 visitors at Thursday night’s VIP opening. We were pleased to be able to present all new work in our booth, created at Manneken Press over the past year by seven different artists.
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Editions/Artist’s Books Fair opens this week!

By | Art Fair, Brian Cypher, Carlos Andrade, Gary Justis, Jack Davidson, Judy Ledgerwood, Justin Quinn, Kate Petley, Mary Judge, Monotypes, New project, New release, Philip Van Keuren, photogravure, Richard Hull, Rupert Deese, Sarah Smelser | No Comments

The 2016 Editions/Artist’s Books Fair opens Thursday evening, November 3

The Editions/Artists’ Books Fair (E/AB)–New York’s premier showcase for contemporary art publishers and dealers, presenting prints, multiples and artists’ books—returns November 3rd – 6th to Chelsea’s Waterfront Tunnel for its third edition under the direction of the Lower East Side Printshop. Timed to coincide with its sister fair the IFPDA’s Print Fair during New York Print Week, this year E/AB Fair will showcase forty publishers from across the US, Europe, South Africa and Japan featuring new works by emerging, mid-career, and established artists in a variety of mediums from silkscreen and intaglio to cyanotype and archival pigment prints.

Manneken Press will be presenting our newest prints, all made in the past two years, in booth B38. The preview photos above show new prints by Mary Judge, Philip Van Keuren, Kate Petley and Jack Davidson.

The Tunnel, 269 11th Ave. NYC
Free Public Hours:
Friday, Nov. 4, 11am – 7pm
Saturday, Nov. 5, 11am – 7pm
Sunday, Nov. 6, 11am – 5pm

“The Art of Photogravure” exhibition in NYC

By | Jonathan Higgins, Philip Van Keuren, photogravure | No Comments

An exhibition of photogravure prints highlighting the work of four photographers and their master printers opens this week in New York City.

A new group show, The Art of Photogravure, opens at 1251 Avenue of the Americas, NYC, on April 18. In this unique presentation, the gallery celebrates the photogravure prints of four internationally renowned photographers: Roy DeCarava, Lee Freidlander, Philip Van Keuren and Kenro Izu, and their collaborators: master print makers Jonathan Higgins (Manneken Press), Lothar Osterburg (LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies) and Paul Taylor (Renaissance Press).

The photogravure method of making hand-pulled prints has attracted photographers to intaglio print-making since the 19th century. It is considered by many to be one of the finest methods of reproducing photographic images in ink on paper. Combining the realistic detail of a photograph and the richly pigmented inks typical of a fine art print, photogravure etchings make a special impression, an unparalleled visual experience.

The Art of Photogravure, April 18 – July 18 is presented by RCSFA, MFA and Hines for 1251 Avenue of the Americas, New York, 10021. The gallery is in the lobby of 1251 Avenue of the Americas, 49th & 6th Avenue. It is open to the pubic M-F: 7 a.m. -7 p.m.

For more information about the exhibition: www.rcsfineart.com

For a brief historical overview of photogravure and an explanation of the technique, click here to view the essay recently written by Jonathan Higgins for PrintedEditions.com