David Krut Projects New York
is pleased to present:

The visionary behind Printer’s Picks, Phil Sanders is a printmaking expert, educator, and founder of PS Marlowe in Asheville, NC. With over two decades in the field, Sanders champions artists and fosters cultural growth through collaborative printmaking.⁠ ⁠

 

Former COO of The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in NYC, Sanders spearheaded the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, influencing luminaries like Jasper Johns and Helen Frankenthaler. His prints adorn prestigious collections worldwide, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yale University Art Gallery.⁠ ⁠ Sanders’ commitment to education led him to teach courses at Stanford University, and he’s collaborated on instructional videos with MoMA. His seminal book, “Prints and Their Makers,” reshapes contemporary printmaking discourse.⁠ ⁠ Since 2008, Sanders has partnered with DKP, shaping pivotal projects at the Johannesburg workshop with artists like Deborah Bell and Mikhael Subotzky. 

 

For “Printer’s Picks,” Sanders curated pieces from his extensive collaborations.⁠ ⁠ Continuing his journey, Sanders plans a NYC studio with David Krut Projects, embodying his devotion to artistry and community.⁠ ⁠

Why an artist makes and should make prints, how prints are made, and the business of print publishing have been the main topics of conversation over the last fifteen years of working with David Krut in New York City, Johannesburg and London. No matter where we are or what we are working on bringing into the world, the stories about how and why a particular work exists are often as intriguing as the works themselves. 

 

As printers and publishers, we have a unique perspective on the creative process of artists because we are present for the decisions, the inspirations, and the heartaches. This exhibition is a selection of works from artists, printers, and publishers within the orbit of David Krut Projects in New York City. Some of these works have not been seen in years while others are hot off the press. Their unifying factor is an unyielding pursuit of the artists’ intentions. The exhibition features work by Glen Baldridge, Deborah Bell, William Kentridge, Eddie Martinez, Sam Nhlengethwa, Sara Sanders, Dread Scott, Senzo Shabangu, James Siena, Diane Victor and many more. The digital accompaniment to the physical exhibition includes anecdotal information about the making and the meanings behind each work from the perspectives of the people involved in their creation.

Glen Baldridge
No Way, 2022

28 color silkscreen on Coventry Rag
20 x 16 in
Edition of 25
Glen Baldridge
No Way, 2022

28 color silkscreen on Coventry Rag
24 x 18 in
Edition of 40

Glen Baldridge, born in 1977 in Edmonton, Canada, is a prominent contemporary artist recognized for his innovative approach to printmaking and multidisciplinary practice. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1999 and his Master of Fine Arts from Columbia University in 2004. Baldridge’s work often explores themes of perception, memory, and the relationship between the natural and human-made environments. 

 

He is known for his experimental techniques in printmaking, which frequently incorporate unconventional materials and challenge traditional notions of the medium. Baldridge has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally, with his work featured in solo and group shows at prestigious institutions and galleries. His art can be found in the collections of prominent museums such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Brooklyn Museum. In addition to his artistic practice, Baldridge has taught at institutions such as Columbia University and the School of Visual Arts in New York City, further contributing to the contemporary art discourse. His work continues to be celebrated for its conceptual depth and technical innovation, solidifying his place as a significant figure in contemporary art.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deborah Bell
Reveal, 2014

Chine-Collé, drypoint, roulette, spit bite
19.5 x 15 in
Edition of 40

Deborah Bell is a renowned South African artist known for her captivating blend of traditional printmaking techniques and contemporary themes. Born in 1957, Bell studied Fine Arts at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, where she honed her skills and developed her unique artistic voice. Bell’s work is deeply influenced by her cultural heritage, often incorporating symbols and motifs from African mythology and spirituality. 

 

Her art is characterized by intricate details, vibrant colors, and rich symbolism, reflecting her exploration of identity, memory, and the human experience. Throughout her career, Bell has collaborated with master printer Phil Sanders at the Tamarind Institute, pushing the boundaries of printmaking and showcasing her innovative approach to the medium. 

 

Her art has been exhibited extensively both in South Africa and internationally, earning her widespread acclaim and recognition. Deborah Bell’s work can be found in numerous public and private collections, including the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In addition to her artistic practice, Bell is also a respected teacher and mentor, inspiring new generations of artists with her legacy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alex Dodge
In the wake of total happiness, 2013
 

6 color UV silkscreen with braille texture on 2-ply museum board
20 x 32 in
Edition of 30

Alex Dodge is a contemporary American artist celebrated for his innovative approach to painting and printmaking. Born in 1977, Dodge studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he developed his distinctive artistic style. Dodge’s work is characterized by its exploration of technology, identity, and perception, often blurring the lines between the digital and physical worlds. 

 

Dodge is known for his use of digital tools and techniques in his art, creating intricate patterns and textures that challenge traditional notions of painting. His work often features vibrant colors and dynamic compositions, reflecting his fascination with the intersection of art and technology. Dodge’s art has been exhibited widely in galleries and museums around the world, earning him a reputation as one of the leading contemporary artists of his generation. 

 

His work is held in numerous public and private collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In addition to his artistic practice, Dodge is also a skilled printmaker, exploring new techniques and approaches to printmaking. His innovative use of technology and his ability to push the boundaries of traditional mediums have established him as a significant figure in the contemporary art world.

Tomory Dodge
Under Triple Moons, 2013 
17 color screenprint on Coventry Rag 335gsm in 3 parts
18 x 14 in ea
Edition of 35

Tomory Dodge is a prominent American artist known for his dynamic and expressive abstract paintings. Born in 1974, Dodge received his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and has since gained recognition for his innovative approach to color, form, and composition. 

 

Dodge’s work is characterized by its vibrant colors, energetic brushwork, and layered textures, which create a sense of movement and depth. He draws inspiration from a wide range of sources, including urban landscapes, digital imagery, and art history, resulting in paintings that are both visually compelling and intellectually engaging. 

 

Dodge has exhibited his work extensively in galleries and museums around the world, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and the Saatchi Gallery in London. His art is held in numerous public and private collections, and he is considered a leading figure in contemporary abstract painting. In addition to his artistic practice, Dodge is also a respected educator, having taught at institutions such as the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Otis College of Art and Design. His contributions to the art world continue to be celebrated for their innovation, beauty, and complexity.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joseph Hart 
Nine Ideas, 2013 
1 plate, 1 color intaglio: etching, aquatint, spit bite and 9 piece
chine-collé
16.5 x 13.5 in
Edition of 25
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joseph Hart 
Untitled, 2009  
Monotype
22 x 30 in

Joseph Hart is a contemporary American artist acclaimed for his abstract paintings and drawings. Born in 1976, Hart studied at the University of North Texas and later received his MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Known for his intricate compositions and use of line and form, Hart’s work explores themes of perception, memory, and the subconscious. 

 

Hart’s art is characterized by its dynamic energy and rhythmic patterns, often created through repetitive mark-making and layering. His work is deeply influenced by music, literature, and the natural world, resulting in paintings and drawings that are both visually striking and emotionally resonant. Hart has exhibited his work extensively in galleries and museums throughout the United States and abroad.

 

His art is held in numerous public and private collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and the Whitney Museum of American Art. In addition to his artistic practice, Hart is also known for his work as a curator and educator. He has curated several exhibitions exploring contemporary drawing practices and has taught at institutions such as the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Hart’s contributions to the art world continue to be celebrated for their innovation, beauty, and thoughtfulness.

Butt Johnson
Slam Dunk ’87, 2007

7 color hot stamp foil and 3 color enamel screenprint on 4-ply museum board
16.5 x 13.5 in
Edition of 30

Butt Johnson is a contemporary American artist renowned for his innovative approach to printmaking. Born in 1972, Johnson studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where he honed his skills and developed his distinctive artistic style. 

 

Johnson’s work in printmaking is characterized by its bold and graphic quality, often featuring dynamic compositions and vibrant colors. Johnson’s prints draw inspiration from a variety of sources, including urban landscapes, pop culture, and everyday objects. He is known for his experimental techniques, such as combining traditional printmaking methods with digital processes, to create works that are both visually striking and conceptually rich. 

 

Johnson has exhibited his prints widely in galleries and museums around the world, earning him a reputation as one of the leading contemporary printmakers of his generation. His prints are held in numerous public and private collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Brooklyn Museum. 

 

In addition to his printmaking practice, Johnson is also a skilled painter and sculptor, creating works that explore similar themes and motifs across different mediums. His contributions to the art world continue to be celebrated for their innovation, creativity, and ability to push the boundaries of printmaking.

William Kentridge
Universal Archives (Ref 32, 35, 15 & 42),  2012

Linocut printed on Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Velin Arches Cover White, 400gsm
13.5 x 10.5 in ea
Edition of 20 ea

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
William Kentridge
Universal Archive (Ref.18), 2012
  
Linocut printed on Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Velin Arches
Cover White, 400gsm
10.5 x 13.5 in
Edition of 20
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
William Kentridge
Universal Archive (Ref.18), 2012
  
Linocut printed on Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Velin Arches
Cover White, 400gsm
10.5 x 13.5 in
Edition of 20
William Kentridge
Universal Archive (Twelve Coffee Pots), 2012
  
Linocut printed on Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Velin Arches Cover White, 400gsm
43.5 x 43 in
Edition of 30

William Kentridge, born in 1955 in Johannesburg, South Africa, is a prolific multidisciplinary artist known for his groundbreaking work in printmaking, painting, sculpture, theatre, opera, drawing, animation, and filmmaking. Kentridge’s innovative approach to art combines traditional and contemporary mediums, such as film and charcoal, earning him a reputation as a maverick in the arts. While he does not categorize himself as a “political artist,” Kentridge’s work is deeply intertwined with South Africa’s complex history and current socio-political climate. 

 

Kentridge is a modern pioneer in printmaking, viewing it as a multi-disciplinary practice where drawings and theatre projects often stem from his prints, and vice versa. He describes etching as a complex form of animation, constantly reworking a single plate to create different states. His work is characterized by the interrelatedness of his various forms, with narrative strands flowing from one project to another. 

 

 As the recipient of numerous awards and honorary titles, Kentridge is considered one of the most significant artists of our time. His work is featured in prestigious collections worldwide, including The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Tate Gallery in London. In 2017, Kentridge founded The Centre for the Less Good Idea, an interdisciplinary arts incubator in Johannesburg. His recent solo exhibitions include MUDAM Luxembourg (2021), Musée Métropole d’art moderne in Lille (LaM) (2020), and Norval Foundation and Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town, South Africa (2019–2020) and a major retrospective at The Royal Academy in London, 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eddie Martinez
Untitled, 2009

Watercolor monotype
22.24 x 30 in

 
 
 
 
 
  


Eddie Martinez
Against the Wind, 2009

Suite of 7 drypoints on Hahnemühle Copper Etch paper with
hand-printed lithograph colophon on Hahnemühle Copper Etch paper
and hand printed lithograph cover on Fabriano Tiziano paper
12.25 x 13.5 in ea
Edition of 15

Eddie Martinez is a versatile contemporary artist recognized for his dynamic and expressive printmaking practice. Born in 1977 in Groton, Connecticut, Martinez has gained acclaim for his distinctive style that fuses elements of abstraction, figuration, and graffiti art. While he is renowned for his paintings and drawings, Martinez’s printmaking stands out for its unique approach and aesthetic. 

 

Martinez’s printmaking is characterized by its bold compositions, vibrant colors, and intricate textures. He employs a variety of techniques, including etching, lithography, and screen printing, to create prints that are visually striking and conceptually engaging. His prints often feature layered imagery and spontaneous mark-making, reflecting his improvisational and experimental approach to art-making. 

 

In addition to his technical skill, Martinez’s printmaking is notable for its thematic depth. He often draws inspiration from his surroundings, incorporating elements of urban life, pop culture, and personal experiences into his prints. This results in works that are not only visually compelling but also rich in narrative and meaning. 

 

Martinez’s prints have been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide, earning him a reputation as a leading figure in contemporary printmaking. His work is held in numerous public and private collections, and he continues to push the boundaries of the medium with his innovative and imaginative approach.

Sam Nhlengethwa
Marikana strike is worrying, 2012
Hardground etching, spit bite, aquatint and drypoint
on Gampi chine-collé
14 x 19.5 in
Edition of 25
Sam Nhlengethwa
Hayi wena… you lie, 2012
Hardground etching, spit bite, aquatint and drypoint
on Gampi chine-collé
14 x 19.5 in
Edition of 25

Sam Nhlengethwa stands out as one of South Africa’s most prominent artists, renowned for his profound contributions to the art world. Born in 1955, he honed his artistic skills at Rorke’s Drift and the Johannesburg Art Foundation. Nhlengethwa’s talent was recognized early on, earning him the prestigious Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year award in 1994, a significant year for South Africa as it marked the first democratic elections. 

 

Nhlengethwa’s artistic journey has taken him across the globe, with successful exhibitions spanning from Senegal to New York and Cologne. His work is revered and featured in major public and corporate art collections both in South Africa and internationally. Post-Apartheid, Nhlengethwa has evolved his style and themes, delving into new territories such as music, particularly jazz, and the intricacies of daily life. 

 

Urban-born, Nhlengethwa’s art is deeply rooted in township existence, reflecting his intimate connection with these environments. His works often incorporate found printed images from posters and magazines, interwoven with his personal memories of township life. Nhlengethwa’s artistry extends to his prints, where he explores the movement of people and the essence of spaces, paying homage to individuals and places through his compelling creations.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
Joseph Hart 
Nine Ideas, 2013 
1 plate, 1 color intaglio: etching, aquatint, spit bite and 9 piece
chine-collé
16.5 x 13.5 in
Edition of 25

Joseph Hart is a contemporary American artist acclaimed for his innovative approach to printmaking. Born in 1976, Hart studied at the University of North Texas before earning his MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. 

 

His work in printmaking is characterized by its intricate compositions, rich symbolism, and vibrant colors, reflecting his exploration of perception, memory, and the human experience. Hart is known for pushing the boundaries of traditional printmaking techniques, often combining them with digital processes to create works that are both visually striking and conceptually profound. His prints frequently feature dynamic patterns and textures, created through meticulous 

mark-making and layering. Hart’s art draws inspiration from a variety of sources, including nature, music, and literature, resulting in prints that are both deeply personal and universally resonant. 

 

Hart’s prints have been exhibited widely in galleries and museums across the United States and abroad, earning him a reputation as one of the leading contemporary printmakers of his generation. His work is held in numerous public and private collections, and he continues to explore new possibilities in printmaking, pushing the medium in exciting new directions.

Dread Scott
Peking University 1967, 2011
6 color silkscreen 
16.875 x 21.375 in
Edition of 25
Dread Scott
Shenyang 1967, 2011
6 color silkscreenon Gampi chine-collé
16.875 x 21.375 in
Edition of 25

Dread Scott is a prominent American artist renowned for his innovative and provocative approach to printmaking. Born in 1965, Scott’s work challenges societal norms and addresses issues of race, power, and history. He studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he honed his skills and developed his unique artistic voice. 

 

Scott’s printmaking is characterized by its bold imagery, powerful messages, and use of various techniques such as etching, lithography, and screen printing. His prints often incorporate text, found imagery, and historical references, creating works that are both visually striking and intellectually stimulating. 

 

One of Scott’s most notable works is his 1989 installation What Is the Proper Way to Display a U.S. Flag? which sparked nationwide controversy and a Supreme Court case. This installation featured a flag on the floor where viewers were invited to walk on it, challenging ideas of patriotism and freedom of expression. 

 

Scott’s prints have been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, earning him acclaim for his fearless exploration of complex issues. His work is held in numerous public and private collections, and he continues to push the boundaries of printmaking as a medium for social and political commentary.

Senzo Shabangu
Endless Journey I, 2011
Linocut
30 x 52.5 in
Edition of 10

Senzo Shabangu, born in 1985 in Driefontein, Mpumalanga, draws deeply from his childhood experiences, having spent a significant part of his early years at an apostolic mission station. This formative period continues to influence his work, with imagery from his past frequently appearing in his art. Despite initially aspiring to become a pilot, Shabangu’s path led him to Johannesburg in 2006, where he discovered a passion for printmaking through the Taxi Art Education Program at the Johannesburg Central Library. He then pursued formal artistic training at the Artist Proof Studio in Newtown from 2006 to 2008, although he had been drawing independently since childhood. 

 

Shabangu’s talent quickly garnered attention, leading to notable opportunities early in his career. In 2008, his work was chosen to represent the Many Voices, One Movement Global Conference, where he created a series of linocut prints for the attendees. His art was also selected for the advertising of the World Art Summit at Museum Africa in 2009. The following year, Shabangu was honored with the David Koloane Award, which granted him a four-month residency at the Bag Factory. Under the mentorship of renowned artists David Koloane and Pat Mautloa, Shabangu collaborated with artists from around the world, further enriching his artistic journey. 

 

Shabangu’s monotypes often depict scenes of the Johannesburg CBD, highlighting city landscapes that seem to both envelop and suspend his characters, creating a sense of being surrounded by the urban environment. His work explores themes of movement within the city and the impact of forced removals, reflecting on the lives of its inhabitants and the political complexities they face. Additionally, Shabangu is deeply committed to community work and supporting emerging artists. His experiences, including a transformative trip to the Biennale in Kampala, Uganda, have fueled his drive to share his knowledge and provide exposure for African artists on the global stage. Despite his growing artistic acclaim, Shabangu has not forgotten his childhood dream of becoming a pilot, and in 2012, he embarked on his pilot training at Rand Airport.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
James Siena 
Epicrania, 2023

2 color lithograph on Magnani Pescia Paper
15.125  x 13.375 in
Edition of 40
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
James Siena
Reseda II, 2023
2 color lithograph on Magnani Pescia Paper
13.375 x 15.125 in
Edition of 28

James Siena is a highly acclaimed American artist celebrated for his innovative approach to printmaking. Born in 1957 in California, Siena’s work is renowned for its intricate patterns, geometric precision, and meticulous attention to detail. He studied at Cornell University and currently resides in New York City, where he continues to push the boundaries of printmaking as a medium. 

 

Siena’s printmaking practice is characterized by its exploration of complex, abstract forms and structures. He often employs traditional printmaking techniques such as etching and engraving, but with a unique twist that sets his work apart. Siena’s prints are known for their vibrant colors, rhythmic patterns, and mesmerizing complexity, inviting viewers to delve deep into the intricate worlds he creates. 

 

Throughout his career, Siena has received widespread recognition for his printmaking, with his work being featured in numerous exhibitions and collections worldwide. His art is held in prestigious institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. Siena’s innovative approach to printmaking continues to captivate audiences and cement his status as a leading figure in contemporary art.

Diane Victor
Birth of a Nation: Leda and the White Backed Vulture, 2009
2 color lithograph on Magnani Pescia Paper
15.125 x 13.375 in 
Edition of 28
Diane Victor
Birth of a Nation: Minotaur, 2009
2 color lithograph on Magnani Pescia Paper
15.125 x 13.375 in 
Edition of 28

Diane Victor, born in Witbank, South Africa, in 1964, is a highly acclaimed artist known for her remarkable contributions to the world of printmaking. She earned her BA Fine Arts Degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, specializing in Printmaking. Victor’s talent was quickly recognized, as she graduated with distinction and received various awards, including the prestigious Volkskas Atelier Award in 1988, making her the youngest recipient at the time. 

 

The Volkskas Award granted Victor a transformative ten-month stay at the Cité International des Artes in Paris, where she collaborated with experienced printmakers and immersed herself in a different society, profoundly influencing her artistic perspective. Since 1990, Victor has shared her expertise as a part-time lecturer, teaching drawing and printmaking at several South African institutions, including the University of Pretoria, Wits Technikon, and Rhodes University. 

 

Victor’s body of work is marked by a compelling tension, stemming from her incisive social commentary and confrontational nature of her images and narratives. Her artistry shines through the juxtaposition of tough, hard-edged visual narratives and the delicate, fragile mark-making of her preferred media. Some of her most notable works include Disasters of Peace and No Country for Old Women, which exemplify her ability to capture complex themes with a raw and evocative aesthetic. Through her art, Victor continues to push boundaries and challenge perceptions, solidifying her reputation as one of South Africa’s most influential contemporary artists.

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