Item #4534 Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop: Artists of Color (with) Rainbow: Prints from Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop. Noah Jemison, Kay Walkingstick, Judy Collischan.
Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop: Artists of Color (with) Rainbow: Prints from Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop
Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop: Artists of Color (with) Rainbow: Prints from Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop
Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop: Artists of Color (with) Rainbow: Prints from Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop
Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop: Artists of Color (with) Rainbow: Prints from Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop
Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop: Artists of Color (with) Rainbow: Prints from Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop
Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop: Artists of Color (with) Rainbow: Prints from Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop
Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop: Artists of Color (with) Rainbow: Prints from Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop
Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop: Artists of Color (with) Rainbow: Prints from Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop
Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop: Artists of Color (with) Rainbow: Prints from Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop
Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop: Artists of Color (with) Rainbow: Prints from Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop

Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop: Artists of Color (with) Rainbow: Prints from Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop

Jemison, Noah, Kay Walkingstick, and Judy Collischan

New York: Printmaking Workshop, 1992-93.

First printing. 62 pp., 9 x 8.75 inches, stapled into printed card covers; 64 pp., 8.25 x 8.25 inches, perfect-bound in printed card covers. Light edgewear and mild cover creases, otherwise very good. Item #4534

Two uncommon and related exhibition catalogues devoted to artists of color who have worked at Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop in New York. Sold as a pair.

The first catalogue (Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workhop: Artists of Color) accompanied exhibitions at the Hillwood Art Museum at Long Island University and the Bronx River Art Center & Gallery in early 1992, and features a short foreword by artist Kay Walkingstick; an extended essay by artist and curator Noah Jemison, which includes a biography of Robert Blackburn, a history of the Workshop, quotations from the Rubaiyat and from Blackburn, and notes; reproductions in black-and-white and color of prints by sixty-nine artists of color who had passed through the workshop; and brief biographical notes for the artists. Exhibited artists include prominent figures such as Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Faith Ringgold, Betye Saar, and Kay Walkingstick, as well as artists better known in other fields (poet Jayne Cortez; musician Marion Brown), and many more (see photo for complete list).

The second catalogue (Rainbow: Prints from Bob Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop / L’Arc en Ciel: Gravures de L’Atelier Blackburn) was produced the following year, repurposing the previous exhibition and catalogue for a proposed African tour, funded in part by the Arts America Program of the US Information Agency. The texts for this catalogue (all of which appear in English and French translation), include Kay Walkingstick’s foreword and an abbreviated version of Noah Jemison’s essay, and add an essay by Judy Collischan (also identified as Exhibition Director). Thirty-nine artists are included, each with a full-page reproduction and biography, of whom twenty-nine appeared in the prior exhibition. Ten artists are added (including Will Barnet, Harmony Hammond, and Grace Hartigan), some but not all of whom are artists of color.

Price: $200.00