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Recent Acquisitions: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
Wednesday, May 17, 2006 – Monday, July 31, 2006
Since 2003, the Department of Graphic Arts has acquired approximately 400 prints, drawings, and photographs through gifts, bequests, and purchases. The works range in time from early prints, such as an engraving of the Farnese Hercules created in the late 1570s by Giorgio Ghisi, to large etchings and lithographs made in 2005 by Judy Pfaff and Terry Winters. The variety among the drawings is equally broad. Just among the works in pencil are a pocket sketch-book-sized study of a partying crowd of city people in a park from the 1890s by Adolf Menzel, a group of character studies by Diego Rivera, and an usual contemporary abstract composition called Ideal City, by Stephen Talasnik, that is sixteen inches tall and fourteen feet long. Examples of work by early twentieth-century photographers, such as Edwin Hale Lincoln, Alvin Langdon Coburn, and Tina Modotti, are included, along with those by contemporary artists Larry Fink, Candida Hofer, and Kiraki Sawa, among many others.
Image Caption: The Farnese Hercules, Giorgio Ghisi; 1575/1579, Engraving printed in black ink on laid paper.