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"Kiki Smith: Prints, Books & Things"
2003-12-05 until 2004-03-08
USA United States of America
This exhibition is the first museum survey to focus on Kiki Smith's printed
art and includes some 150 prints, books, and multiples. Smith began
exploring the medium in 1980, and it has remained her focus consistently
since 1990. She has experimented with mediums ranging from elaborate
lithographic portfolios, intricate photogravure, and deluxe livres d'artiste
to ephemeral screenprint posters, artist books, and removable tattoos.
Smith's passion for paper inspires her creative approaches to printmaking
and reinforces the importance of this aspect of her work. A catalogue with
numerous original interventions by the artist accompanies the exhibition.
Organized by Wendy Weitman, Curator, Department of Prints and Illustrated
Books. The exhibition is made possible by Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro.
Generous support is provided by the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., Emily
Fisher Landau, and Jerry I. Speyer and Katherine G. Farley. The accompanying
educational programs are made possible by BNP Paribas.
Untitled (Moons). 1993
Collaged lithograph on handmade Nepalese paper
Composition and sheet (overall): 65 3/8 x 64 3/16 x 2 3/8" (166 x 163 x 5.5 cm).
Printer: Universal Limited Art Editions,
West Islip, New York.
Edition: few known variants.
The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Anna Marie and Robert F. Shapiro Fund and Riva Castleman Endowment Fund, 2003.
copyright 2003 Kiki Smith