Installation view of “Prints from the Brandywine Workshop and Archives: Creative Communities” at Harvard Art Museums

 
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THROUGH COLLABORATION AND EXPERIMENTATION, master printers and a diverse slate of artists have been producing new works at Brandywine Workshop and Archives for half a century. The Philadelphia organization was founded in 1972 by Allan Edmunds. In 2018, Harvard Art Museums acquired more than 80 works from Brandywine. “Prints from the Brandywine Workshop and Archives: Creative Communities” is the first exhibition to feature a selection of the prints. Spanning the early 1970s to recent years, works by 29 artists are featured in the show. Edmunds, John Biggers, Andrea Chung, Louis Delsarte, Sam Gilliam, Kenneth Noland, Odili Donald Odita, Janet Taylor Pickett, Howardena Pindell, Robert Pruitt, Faith Ringgold, Betye Saar, Eduardo Roca Salazar, Hank Willis Thomas, Larry Walker, Stanley Whitney, and Deborah Willis, are among the artists represented. CT

 

“Prints from the Brandywine Workshop and Archives: Creative Communities” is on view in Special Exhibitions Gallery at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Mass., from March 4–July 31, 2022

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ALLAN EDMUNDS (American), “200 Yrs,” 2008 (offset lithograph). | Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Margaret Fisher Fund, 2018.33.7. © Allan Edmunds. Image: Courtesy of Harvard Art Museums; © President and Fellows of Harvard College

 


HOWARDENA PINDELL (American), “Autobiography: Past & Present II,” 2005 (offset lithograph). | Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Margaret Fisher Fund, 2018.33.45. © Howardena Pindell. Image: Courtesy of Harvard Art Museums; © President and Fellows of Harvard College

 


Installation view of “Prints from the Brandywine Workshop and Archives: Creative Communities,” Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Mass. (March 4–July 31, 2022). | Images: Courtesy of Harvard Art Museums; © President and Fellows of Harvard College

 


JANET TAYLOR PICKETT (American), “Hagar’s Dress,” 2007 (offset lithograph). | Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Margaret Fisher Fund, 2018.33.55. © Janet Taylor Pickett. Image: Courtesy of Harvard Art Museums; © President and Fellows of Harvard College

 


IBRAHIM MIRANDA (Cuban), “El Tunel,” 1999 (offset lithograph). | Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Margaret Fisher Fund, 2018.33.40. © Ibrahim Miranda. Image: Courtesy of Harvard Art Museums; © President and Fellows of Harvard College. More

 


Installation view of “Prints from the Brandywine Workshop and Archives: Creative Communities,” Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Mass. (March 4–July 31, 2022). | Images: Courtesy of Harvard Art Museums; © President and Fellows of Harvard College

 


ODILI DONALD ODITA (American), “Cut,” 2016 (offset lithograph). | Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Margaret Fisher Fund, 2018.33.44. © Odili Donald Odita. Image: Courtesy of Harvard Art Museums; © President and Fellows of Harvard College

 

“Cut” by Odili Donald Odita is adapted from “Our House,” a mural the artist on the facade of the Brandywine Workshop building in 2015. Born in Nigeria, Odita lives and works in Philadelphia where he is a professor of painting at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art and Architecture.

 


HUGHIE LEE-SMITH (American), “Actress,” 1993 (ofset lithograph). | Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Margaret Fisher Fund, 2018.33.39. © Galerie Hughie Lee Smith/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Image: Courtesy of Harvard Art Museums; © President and Fellows of Harvard College

 


Installation view of “Prints from the Brandywine Workshop and Archives: Creative Communities,” Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Mass. (March 4–July 31, 2022). | Images: Courtesy of Harvard Art Museums; © President and Fellows of Harvard College

 


Installation view of “Prints from the Brandywine Workshop and Archives: Creative Communities,” Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Mass. (March 4–July 31, 2022). | Images: Courtesy of Harvard Art Museums; © President and Fellows of Harvard College

 


Installation view of SEDRICK HUCKABY, The 99% – Highland Hills, 2012–13 (offset lithograph, dimensions variable). | Image: Courtesy of Harvard Art Museums; © President and Fellows of Harvard College

 


SEDRICK HUCKABY (American), “#030 Roy L,” from The 99% – Highland Hills, 2012–13 (offset lithograph). | Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Brandywine Workshop and Archives, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2018.33.17. © Sedrick Huckaby. Image: Courtesy of Harvard Art Museums; © President and Fellows of Harvard College

 

The 99% – Highland Hills is composed of 101 portraits of people from artist Sedrick Huckaby’s community in Forth Worth, Texas.

 


SAM GILLIAM (American), “Wissahickon,” 1975 (screenprint). | Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Margaret Fisher Fund, 2018.33.11. © Sam Gilliam / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Image: Courtesy of Harvard Art Museums; © President and Fellows of Harvard College

 

Washington, D.C., artist Sam Gilliam was the first artist to participate in Brandywine Workshop’s artist-in-residence program in 1975.

 


EDUARDO ROCA SALAZAR (Cuban), “Untitled (Hands/Head),” 1999 (offset lithograph). | Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Margaret Fisher Fund, 2018.33.49. © Eduardo Roca Salazar. Image: Courtesy of Harvard Art Museums; © President and Fellows of Harvard College

 


BETYE SAAR (American), “Mystic Sky with Self-Portrait,” 1992 (offset lithograph with printed collage elements). | Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Margaret Fisher Fund, 2018.33.50. © Betye Saar. Image: Courtesy of Harvard Art Museums; © President and Fellows of Harvard College

 

TOP IMAGE: Installation view of “Prints from the Brandywine Workshop and Archives: Creative Communities,” Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Mass. (March 4–July 31, 2022). Shown, far right, PAMELA PHATSIMO SUNSTRUM (Batswanan), “Me as Me (unframed),” 2011 (offset lithograph). | Images: Courtesy of Harvard Art Museums; © President and Fellows of Harvard College

 

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BOOKSHELF
“Three Decades of American Printmaking: The Brandywine Workshop Collection” explores the history of the workshop through its artists, prints, and exhibitions. “Full Spectrum: Prints from the Brandywine Workshop” documents a gift of 100 prints the workshop donated to the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2009. Janet Taylor Pickett is among the artists featured in “Seeing Differently: The Phillips Collects for a New Century at the Phillips Collection” (2021) in Washington, D.C., and her work covers the exhibition catalog. Published on the occasion of her five-decade retrospective “Howardena Pindell: What Remains To Be Seen” explores “every facet” of Pindell’s career. Titled after the artist’s film about the history of American lynching and state-sanctioned violence, “Howardena Pindell: Rope/Fire/Water” accompanied her recent exhibition at The Shed in New York.“Sam Gilliam” and “Sam Gilliam: The Music of Color: 1967–1973” are the most recent volumes dedicated to the artist’s work.

 

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