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Katonah Museum Of Art To Host 'Masters In The Print Studio' Exhibition

Some of the artwork from the collaboration of artists Jasper Johns and John Lund.
Some of the artwork from the collaboration of artists Jasper Johns and John Lund. Photo Credit: Contributed

KATONAH, N.Y. -- The Katonah Museum of Art will be hosting an exhibit, "Jasper Johns & John Lund: Masters in the Print Studio," the first in-depth exhibition to focus on the collaboration between the American artist and his master printer.

The exhibition will be on view at the Katonah Museum from Sunday, March 23 through Sunday, June 15.

In connection with the exhibition, the museum will publish an illustrated catalog with an essay by Wendy Weitman, former curator in the Department of Prints and Illustrated Books at the Museum of Modern Art, and now an independent curator.

Johns and Lund first worked together in 1973 at Universal Limited Art Editions, the fine art print publisher, where Lund was a lithography printer, working with art world luminaries including Robert Rauschenberg, Larry Rivers, and James Rosenquist.

A decade later, Lund became integral to Johns’ printmaking process as the sole printer to work on the artist’s intaglio prints. In 1996, Lund and his family moved into a home on Johns’ rural Connecticut property, establishing a private print studio and becoming his on-site master printer.

Together they have created more than 70 editions, the vast majority of which are made with intaglio techniques, including etching and aquatint.

"This one-on-one relationship is uncommon in the print world," said Lund.

“It’s more solitary and concentrated but, hopefully, the result is an instinctual feel for the intention of the artist, knowing what the artist is looking at and what I can do to make it all happen.”

Belinda Roth, the Katonah museum's interim executive director adds, “We are delighted to bring this new perspective to Jasper Johns scholarship. The works on display form a telling representation of the second half of his printmaking career. We’re equally proud to recognize John Lund and his singular role in contemporary printmaking.”

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