Athens, Ga. – The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will host an exhibition of the print portfolio known as “The New York Collection for Stockholm” Aug. 18-Oct. 28. The portfolio consists of 30 prints by such notable artists as Jim Dine, Mark di Suvero, Dan Flavin, Red Grooms, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, Sol LeWitt, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Nam June Paik, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Serra, Cy Twombly and Andy Warhol. The museum recently purchased the portfolio for its permanent collection with funds raised by the Collectors, a higher-level group within GMOA’s membership organization.
In the early 1970s, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm worked to assemble a collection of works by American contemporary artists. Partnering with the New York-based group Experiments in Art and Technology, or E.A.T., which sought to eliminate the barriers between art and engineering, the Moderna selected 30 works in a variety of media by some of New York’s most important young artists. To help raise the funds necessary for these acquisitions, the Moderna and E.A.T. solicited each of the artists slated for the collection for a print to include in a portfolio, which was sold in an edition of 300. The portfolio purchased by GMOA is a publisher’s copy not originally intended for sale. This exhibition is a celebration of the acquisition, as well as an examination of the prints, which have remained largely unstudied.
Lynn Boland, GMOA’s Pierre Daura Curator of European Art, said, “The prints on display in this exhibition provide a concise survey of the major trends in 1960s American art, while complicating any easy classifications of their artists.”
The exhibition represents media, including lithography, serigraphy, gelatin silver prints, one print made using a Xerox copier (by Andy Warhol) and a seven-inch vinyl record (by George Segal).
In concert with the exhibition, the museum will host a Family Day focusing on prints Aug. 18, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Family members of all ages can learn about the exhibition and then make prints to take home. Held monthly, Family Day is free and open to the public.
Partial support for the exhibitions and programs at the Georgia Museum of Art is provided by the Georgia Council for the Arts through appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. The council is a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Individuals, foundations and corporations provide additional museum support through their gifts to the University of Georgia Foundation. The Georgia Museum of Art is located in the Performing and Visual Arts Complex on the East Campus of the University of Georgia. The address is 90 Carlton Street, Athens, Ga. 30602-6719. For more information, including hours, see http://www.georgiamuseum.org or call 706/542-GMOA (4662).
**Note to editors: exhibition end date updated June 22.