Noteworthy: Durham Press in NY Times + Art in America


Photo Courtesy of the New York Times

Durham Press just returned from the IFPDA Print Fair, where we were thrilled to have the front booth. Both The New York Times  and Art in America wrote great reviews of the fair and highlighted our booth and  Empress Theodora by Polly Apfelbaum. We showed wonderful new projects by  Beatriz MilhazesHurvin Anderson,  Chitra Ganesh, Michael Heizer, Emil Lukas,and James Nares.  Mickalene Thomas’s beautiful work from last year – Sleep: Deux Femmes Noires – was also on display. Below are a few snapshots of the booth.

Thanks to all of you who came to visit and have supported us through our 25 years in business! And thank you to all of our peers at the fair who have been loyal and great colleagues – it is a warm and talented group and a wonderful association!

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Hurvin Anderson – New Artist at Durham Press

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Peter’s Sitters 2 & Welcome Series: Fan Drawing, two of Hurvin Anderson’s paintings

Durham Press recently began working with painter Hurvin Anderson. Hurvin has been working on several prints, using both silkscreen and woodcut processes, and we were pleased to launch the first of these beautiful new works at the IFPDA Print Fair in New York City. The print is yet untitled, it is a woodblock and woodcut of amazing complexity and measures 33” x 26” and will be made in an edition of approximately 40. Thomas Dane will be exhibiting the new print at MiamiBasel and we will have it on display at INK Miami also. The edition is still in production, but is available now for pre-publication sales.

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Barbershop | 2010, Woodblock and Screenprint, 35 3/4″ x 28″, Ed. 40

In addition to working at Durham Press, 2009 has seen Hurvin exhibiting work in several important venues both in the United States and internationally. In January, he had his second solo show at Thomas Dane, his gallery in London, followed soon after by an exhibition of his paintings at the Tate Britain. Through October 25th, a body of work titled the Peter’s Series can be seen at the Studio Museum in Harlem. This is his first solo museum exhibition in the United States and has garnered a great deal of attention, including a review in the New York times written by Roberta Smith (which can be read here). All in all, it has been a very busy, exciting year for Hurvin and we are happy to have him out working at Durham Press in the midst of all of it. Enjoy some photographs of Hurvin working out at Durham Press (and a sneak peek of one of his new editions).