Printer’s Picks: A Look at Priorities and Processes


⁠⁠David Krut Projects, New York is pleased to announce that Printer’s Picks: A Look at Priorities and Processes, a show curated by Master Printer and Print Publisher Phil Sanders is opening on Wednesday, February 14th, 2024, from 5-8 pm. 

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.  

Detail of Butt Johnson, “Slam Dunk ’87”, 2007, 7 color hotstamp foil and 3 color enamel screenprint on 4 ply museum board, 15.5 x 18.25 inches, Edition of 30

Tomory Dodge, “Under Triple Moons”, 2013, 17 color screenprint on Coventry Rag 335gsm in 3 parts, 18 x 14 inches

 

About The Curator: Phil Sanders

 

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.⁠

 

Alex Dodge, “In the wake of total happiness”, 2013, 6 color UV silkscreen with braille texture on two ply museum board, 20 x 32 inches, Edition of 30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To request an advanced catalogue or to find out more please contact:

[email protected]
+1(212) 255-3094
www.davidkrutprojects.com
Printer’s Picks: A Look at Priorities and Processes will be on view February 14 – March 22, 2024⁠ at David Krut Projects located 526 W 26 St, Suite 816, New York, NY 10001⁠. Please join us on Wednesday, February 14 for the opening reception, to see and explore the narratives behind all the intriguing pieces included.⁠

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