CONTEMPORARY BIENNIAL EXHIBITION

 

Every two years we have a show featuring a group of our contemporary artists who have created new work.  To me, this show is a lot of fun.  There are images for everyone:  abstract, figurative, cityscapes, landscapes, and still lifes.   The prints are priced to fit everyone’s budget from $200 to $3,500.  I feel strongly that these artists represent a great value to collectors of art today.  The future is unknown; however, no matter what happens you will get to live with great works of art for many years.   The value of collecting art cannot be calculated.

For over 500 years western artists have been using printmaking as an expressive art form.  The first printmaking medium used was relief, often referred to as woodcut.  Then intaglio in the form of engravings appeared, followed years later with etching.  The end of the eighteenth century saw the development of lithography; the early twentieth century saw screen printing; and the late twentieth century saw digital printmaking.

Collectors have been involved since the time of Durer.  Museums often have larger print collections than painting collections.  The print collection in the Metropolitan Museum is over one million objects.  It was started by a gift from Cornelius Vanderbilt.  The Library of Congress has over twenty million prints in its collection.

I hope you enjoy this catalogue and will consider collecting contemporary art.

Exhibition June 1 through July 15, 2016

Artists’ reception, Thursday, June 9, 2016 – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  in our exhibition gallery at 152 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10016 between 29th and 30th Streets.  Please join us and meet a number of the artists.