Outside The Box: Edition Jacob Samuel, 1988-2010
23 May - 29 Aug 2010
Seven etchings with spit bite, and white ground aquatint, and collage. Collection UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Hammer Museum. Purchase.
May 23 - August 29, 2010
This summer the Hammer Museum will host a major exhibition marking the joint acquisition of the complete archive of prints by Los Angeles publisher Edition Jacob Samuel by the UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Hammer Museum, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Since 1988 Jacob Samuel has published 43 portfolios of prints made by a diverse group of international artists, including Marina Abramovic, John Baldessari, Chris Burden, Mona Hatoum, Rebecca Horn, Anish Kapoor, Barry McGee, Ed Moses, Matthew Monahan, Wangechi Mutu, Gabriel Orozco, Nancy Rubins, Ed Ruscha, Robert Therrien, James Welling, Christopher Wool, and Andrea Zittel, among many others. Working primarily in series in intaglio mediums such as etching, drypoint, and aquatint, Samuel has invited artists to create prints in his Santa Monica studio but has also traveled internationally to collaborate with artists in their own studios. The number of prints included in each portfolio range from 6 to 36, with more than 550 individual prints included in the 43 portfolios. The exhibition will be situated in the museum’s main temporary exhibition galleries and will include all the published portfolios, as well as related proofs and other preparatory works.
The exhibition is organized by the Hammer Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and is curated by Cynthia Burlingham, director of the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts and deputy director of collections at the Hammer Museum, with Britt Salvesen, department head and curator of the Wallis Annenberg department of photography and department head and curator of prints and drawings, and Leslie Jones, associate curator of prints and drawings, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Los Angeles magazine is the official media sponsor of the exhibition.