At the luncheon, Barbara Cooney (on left) met and listened to members of the Nelson Atkins Print Society. Catherine Vesce (on right) was her cousin. Cooney talked about Dr. Harold Daum. He was a doctor of Radiology, who had his life changed after buying a piece of art. Daum went on trips with his friend and artist Doug Freed, and soon bought other art pieces. When he needed a place to house his acquisitions, he worked with the State Fair Community College in Sedalia, Missouri. His collection worth several million dollars helped the Daum Museum to become a reality. Building began in 1995 and the gallery opened in 2003. This was the gallery whose print collection we were going to see today. Cooney was an artist herself. She made collage and found art assemblages. She was a member of the Kansas City Artist Coalition in 2000.
Director for the Daum Museum, Thomas Piche Jr. introduced today's speaker, the importance of the ULAE, and the New York artist names whose printmaking was featured in the Daum's current show, Fit To Print: Contemporary American Graphics. Three minutes
Detail of line etching by James Siena, above,
Untitled (Blue-Black)(from suite of 5), 2000
Detail of Ukiyo-e style woodcut in 23 colors
by Helen Frankenthaler, above,
Bill and his crew at ULAE in Bay Shore, New York.
Detail of photoengravure image by Tom Friedman,
Vanishing Point, 2006, above
More about ULAE at http://www.ULAE.com
Detail of relief print from rubber band matrix by Tara Donovan, above,
Detail of color woodcut by Karen Kunc, above,
New Elemental Dawn, 1991
Detail of woodcut by Tom Huck, above,
The Transformation of Brandy Baghead, 2008
and http://www.artslant.com/ew/events/show/291683-fit-to-print-contemporary-american-graphics-from-the-collection (accessed Oct 26, 2013)
Curator of Education Victoria Weaver described the layout of the Contemporary American Graphics exhibit to the Nelson Atkins Print Society. Seventy-five works at the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, include those by James Rosenquist, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Phillip Pearlstein, Terry Winters, Eric Fischl, David Salle, Chuck Close, Alex Katz, Tara Donovan and others. Eight minutes.
(All links accessed Oct 24, 2013)
Submitted by Karl Marxhausen
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