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Richard Hull’s stunning new etching editions and monotypes

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The latest release from Manneken Press:

Richard Hull’s masterful etchings in black and white and large, colorful monotypes are now available from Manneken Press.

View the prospectus for this project here.

All of Richard Hull’s prints, including those remaining from his 2015 project, can be viewed here.

Contact Manneken Press for current pricing/availability.

Pictured above: Wednesday, 2017. Etching and Aquatint, edition of 15.  31 x 42 ½ inches. Published by Manneken Press.

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Richard Hull

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Richard Hull returning to Manneken Press

We are looking forward to starting a new project with Chicago artist Richard Hull later this month. Manneken Press published two etchings and several monotypes by Hull in 2015, all of which can be viewed here. Hull has had recent solo exhibitions at Western Exhibitions, Chicago; Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington; and Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis. His prints were seen in Manneken Press’ booth at the 2016 E/AB Fair, New York, and in the recent exhibition  “Manneken Press: Recent Prints and Projects” at Illinois Wesleyan University.

Pictured above: “Chin”, 2015. Monotype, 30″ x 22″. Published by Manneken Press.

Brenda Zappitell, Manneken Press, monotype

Brenda Zappitell’s New Monotypes

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Brenda Zappitell’s new monotypes were released on March 9th.

Painterly marks, gestural statements and vibrant colors are the hallmarks of Brenda Zappitell’s monotypes, created in February of 2017. View the prospectus for the project here.

Contact us for pricing/availability: ink@mannekenpress.com / +1 309.829.7443

View all of Brenda Zappitell’s monotypes here.

Pictured above: “Bloom I” (l),  “Bloom III” (c), “Bloom II” (r). 32″ x 32″.

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.

We just finished a new monotype project with Carlos Andrade.

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A new series of mixed-media monotypes by Carlos Andrade.

Artist Carlos Andrade arrived at Manneken Press from his home in Cali, Colombia, just a few days after our return from the E/AB Fair. I have worked with Carlos at Manneken Press on several different monotype projects since 2009, and we were printing together as early as 1996 in my studio in New York. Carlos has always been interested in using vernacular materials in his paintings sculptures and installations, and we have previously incorporated materials such as color-xerox copies, printed religious ephemera, and synthetic meshes and fabrics into his prints. This time he arrived at Manneken Press with a bagful of festones, the colorful plastic triangular flags which are strung up in strands for street festivals in Central and South America, wanting to use them in his prints. He had flags in an array of transparent colors, which when overlapped, created interesting new colors.

After spending a day adhering the festones, with their strings still attached, to paper we had about 12 sheets to work with, ranging in size from 30″ x 22″ to 60″ x 44″. We spent the rest of the week printing and creating a new series of wonderfully textured, unusual and very typically “Andrade” monotypes.  Once the prints are dry and have been documented we will add them to the website. 

Carlos 2016 monotype

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2016 E/AB Fair

E/AB Fair recap

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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.
Mary Judge, etching, aquatint, limited edition, Manneken Press

Mary Judge editions

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Mary Judge signed her two new etching editions last week.

We are photographing the two new prints, various color trial proofs and state proofs in preparation for getting them up on the website. The prints will have their public debut in Manneken Press’ booth (B38) at the Editions/Artists’ Books Fair next month in New York City.

Mary Judge will be showing new drawings in a solo exhibition at Kenise Barnes Fine Art in Larchmont, NY, also in November.

Kate Petley, Richard Hull

Editions/Artists’ Books Fair 2016

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Manneken Press is pleased to announce our participation in the 2016 E/AB Fair, November 3-6 at The Tunnel in NYC.

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 featuring prints that we published in 2015 and 2016 by Jack Davidson, Richard Hull, Mary Judge, Gary Justis, Judy Ledgerwood, Kate Petley, Sarah Smelser and Philip Van Keuren.

We hope to see you at the Editions/Artists’ Books Fair in 2016!

Mary Judge is Back!

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Mary Judge returned to Manneken Press right after Labor Day to complete the etchings she began in June.

Jonathan Higgins is hard at work printing editions of the pair of 3-plate etching and aquatints. Manneken Press will feature these new prints at the Editions/Artist’s Book Fair in New York, November 3-6. The prints will also be seen in Mary Judge’s solo exhibition at Kenise Barnes Fine Art which opens on November 5th.