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Dine, Hockney and Summers: Contemporary Prints from the Paul and Teresa Kanev Collection

Event Date/Time

Nov 19, 2012 to Jan 20, 2013

Description

 

Though its visibility has often been overshadowed by painting, performance and installation art, contemporary printmaking has been the focus of many artists working in the late 20th and 21st centuries. Debuting on October 19, Dine, Hockney and Summers: Contemporary Prints from the Paul and Teresa Kanev Collection aims to give greater attention to achievements in this medium. The exhibition, drawn from the collection of Dr. Paul and Mrs. Teresa Kanev, comprises approximately 20 impressive etchings, lithographs, woodblocks and cardboard reliefs by Jim Dine (b. 1935), David Hockney (b. 1937), and Carol Summers (b. 1925).

Highlights include some of Dine’s famous hearts and robes, three examples from Hockney’s The Weather Series, and Summers’ colorful woodblock landscapes. Often producing works monumental in scale, these artists have helped revolutionize printmaking as an artistic practice. Dine has become one of today’s most prolific, inventive and dedicated printmakers, with work in permanent collections worldwide. Hockney, called “Pop art’s enfant terrible” by British art critic Jonathan Jones, possesses a mastery of color that

dominates his style regardless of the many mediums in which he works. Summers has reworked the ancient technique of woodblock printing, allowing for printing on a previously unprecedented scale and championing what is now known as the “Carol Summers technique.”

Cost $12 adults/ $10 seniors/ $8 students / free for children under 12
Location

New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington st
56 Lexington st
New Britain, CT
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Additional Information
Phone860-229-0257
Contact nameHeather Whitehouse
Contact emailwhitehouseh@nbmaa.org
Websitehttp://www.nbmaa.org
Alternate Phone:: 8602290257

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