Exhibition

James Rosenquist, Untitled, from the portfolio The New York Collection for Stockholm, 1973.

The New York Collection for Stockholm Portfolio

February 2, 2018 - May 21, 2018
Teaching Gallery

In the early 1970s the New York–based group Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) put together a collection of some of the most important American art of the 1960s, including Pop, Minimal, and Conceptual practices, with the aim of donating it to a public museum. They chose thirty works by thirty artists in a variety of mediums and selected the Moderna Museet in Stockholm as the recipient due to its strong history of support for American contemporary art. To help raise the funds necessary to build the collection, E.A.T. asked each of the selected artists to create a print as part of a portfolio of lithographs and silkscreens—The New York Collection for Stockholm—which was sold in an edition of 300. This exhibition presents the complete portfolio, which includes works by Lee Bontecou, Dan Flavin, Hans Haacke, Ellsworth Kelly, Louise Nevelson, Claes Oldenburg, Nam June Paik, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Serra, and Cy Twombly, among others. The portfolio is significant for the cultural, political, and social history that surrounds it and for the generosity and cooperation that it represents among a distinguished cross section of international avant-garde artists.

This Teaching Gallery exhibition is curated by Lisa Bulawsky, professor of art and director of Island Press, and Tom Reed, senior lecturer and master printer of Island Press, both in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, in conjunction with the course taught by Reed titled “The Printed Image,” offered in spring 2018.

Image credits

Above: James Rosenquist (American, 1933–2017), Untitled, from the portfolio The New York Collection for Stockholm, 1973. Color lithograph, 48/300, 12 x 9 1/4". Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis. Gift of Arthur and Sheila Prensky, 2004. © 2017 James Rosenquist / Licensed by VAGA, New York.

Previous page: John Chamberlain (American, 1927–2011), Untitled, from the portfolio The New York Collection for Stockholm, 1973. Screen print on plastic, 48/300, 9 x 9". Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis. Gift of Arthur and Sheila Prensky, 2004. © 2017 John Chamberlain / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.