The Museum of Modern Art has acquired a complete archive of all 65 Edition Jacob Samuel publications.
This brings to a close the publishing program at EJS.
Sales of remaining editions will continue through this website.
Aaron Curry's portfolio, 5 drypoints, is now available.
Currently working with Aaron Curry on a series of drypoints and with Jonas Wood on a new series of etchings.
The Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting three EJS print portfolios (Lasker, Musgrave, Tobias) in an exhibition commemorating the 500 year anniversary of Durer's Melencholia. The exhibition is on view until July 14.
Christopher Wool - new work, to be released in September:
Christopher Wool recently spent five days working at EJS resulting in two series. Both sets employ soft ground etching and drypoint. Release date will be in the fall of 2014.
Liza Lou's untitled portfolio go eight etchings is now available.
The Jonas Wood eight print series will be released in March of this year.
Lari Pittman is working on a twelve print set of portraits.
Three new projects are finished and ready for release in September:
Black Sun----- Charline von Heyl
Views from Interior to Exterior Compartments ----- Walid Raad
Space Hardware-----Tom Sachs
Liza Lou has completed all work on her eight print untitled series which will be released at the end of the year.
Jonas Wood has complete four etchings of a planned series of eight.
Looking forward to beginning platemaking and proofing with Lari Pittman in November.
Richard Tuttle came by for a day and made a two plate etching with spit-bite aquatint.
The image was made by dropping small balls of scotch tape randomly on graph paper and extrapolating linear and tonal elements from the chance configuration.
There are ten prints in the edition. They are signed on the back and numbered with Roman numerals.
Charline von Heyl series of eight prints entitled "Black Sun--the brief transit and violent eclipse of Harry Crosby" has been editioned. CvH will sign the prints at the end of May and the portfolio will be available in June.
Currently printing Walid Raad's "Views from Inner to Outer Compartments". A fall release is scheduled.
Completing proofing Tom Sachs Space Program series of nine prints this month. Will be in production on the editions this summer.
Jonas Wood has completed two etchings working towards an eight print series.
Met with Josiah McElheny and discussed a project based on our shared interest in particle physics and inflationary cosmology.
Liza Lou continues to work on plates in Durban, South Africa.
David Musgrave's six print portfolio will be released at the end of December.
Currently proofing etchings with Walid Raad, Jonas Wood, Tom Sachs and Liza Lou.
Charline Von Heyl will work in the Santa Monica studio at the end of December.
All of these projects will be released in 2013.
The eight print William Leavitt portfolio, Biome, is being released September 1.
Roger Herman has completed a seven print series of drypoints with ink wash that will be released in October.
Liza Lou is actively working on a series of eight etchings.
David Musgrave has completed a mezzotint and three etchings and is working on additional plates.
Both of these portfolios will be finished before the end of the year.
Charline Von Heyl will begin working at EJS this winter, as will Jonas Wood.
William Leavitt has been working in the studio.
Liza Lou will be back from South Africa in May and will work on plates in June.
I met Ellen Gallagher in NY and we discussed the possibility of working together.
Barbara Kruger will be working with me on a print to benefit Lincoln Center.
Untitled 2011 by Gert & Uwe Tobias is now available.
Working with Gert & Uwe Tobias on a series of etching/white ground prints.
Art Brut and 19th century drawings done by schizophrenics are antecedents for the work.
The project will be published by EJS in early 2012 and was arranged by the Museum of Modern Art in conjunction with the upcoming exhibition Print Out which will open at MoMA February 18, 2012. The exhibition will include the Tobias portfolio as well as other EJS publications from the MoMA collection.
Six Etchings by Jonathan Lasker and Quiet Noise, an eight print portfolio, by Dave Muller are set for May release.
Greenhouse Britain by Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison will be published in June.
Greenhouse Britain documents the projected levels of ocean rise over the coming decades and proposes housing solutions for the almost 8,000,000 people that will need to be relocated. It is comprised of etchings, screen prints and digital imagery and contains texts by the Harrisons with an epilogue by Amanda Boetzkes.
David Musgrave has completed a mezzotint and an etching and is currently working on two more plates at home in London.
Liza Lou came by the studio and took a plate to Durban to begin working on a series. She will return to SoCal in July and work at EJS for the summer.William Leavitt and David Reed will also begin working on plates this summer.
Jonathan Lasker's six print series is currently being editioned. Dave Muller has been working on his prints (etching w/spitbite). He has nine plates going so far. Began a project with Helen and Newton Harrison titled "Greenhouse Britain". It combines maps, texts, and architectural plans and addresses global warming and its projected effect on the coast line of the British Isles. Jennifer Bolande will come by in January to discuss working together. Barry Le Va has a new series in mind.
Dave Muller came by the studio. I'm taking a few plates to him this week. Began working with Jonathan Lasker in N.Y. last week. Also met with Zoe Leonard......we're trying out a few ideas.
The Edition Jacob Samuel archive has been jointly acquired by the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts at the Hammer Museum (UCLA) and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The archive comprises approximately 800 pieces including one copy of all EJS publications, selected Litho Shop and Lapis publications as well as prints done for other publishers and benefit prints that were produced for museums and charities. There are also working proofs and trial proofs from a number of projects. An exhibition of EJS publications comprising over 600 prints will open at the Hammer Museum on May 23, 2010. An EJS catalogue raisonne will be published by LACMA and the Hammer after the exhibition.
A new Christopher Wool print is completed and signed. It is unusual for an EJS publication as it is a single print and with a paper size of 27 3/4" x 22 1/2" it is larger than usual. It is an edition of 8 w/2 a.p.'s.
Arturo Herrera's seven print series, Schloss, will be released in December. A new Christopher Wool photoengraving will be published in january 2010.
Matthew Monahan's 10 print portfolio will be available in September. Juan Usle's 10 print portfolio will be available in October. Currently working with Arturo Herrera on a 7 print series.
Editioning Matt Monahan's 10 print series. Finished proofing Juan Usle's 10 print project. Fall release for both portfolios. Beginning Christopher Wool plate work. Planning to meet with Walid Raad and Arturo Herrera in NY in September.
Working on test plates for new Christopher Wool and Juan Usle' projects. Still proofing w/Matt Monahan.
Back from N.Y. Josiah McElheny signed White Modernism, his 13 print portfoli0 which will be released in mid-December. Currently proofing with Matthew Monahan. Met with Kim Dingle at Fatty's.
Currently editioning White Modernism, a 10 print portfolio by Josiah McElheny. Fall releases: Cristina Iglesias and Rita McBride.
Rita McBride is in the studio this week working on a six print series. David Musgrave came by last week to discuss working together. He took a mezzotint plate and etching tools back to London with him. James Welling signed his edition. His portfolio, Quadrilaterals, will be released at the end of April. Matthew Monahan has begun working on plates.
Completed proofing nine halftone relief prints by Jim Welling. Currently editioning Cristina Iglesias eight print project and hoping for a March release. Continuing proofing w/Josiah McElheny. Matthew Monahan came by and picked up some plates to thrash.
Fall 2008 releases: Matt Mullican, Barry Le Va, John Baldessari. Winter-Spring 2008: James Welling, Cristina Iglesias
New project with John Baldessari under way. Cristina Iglesias spent the week working on a series of eight images based on her Hanging Corridors. Portfolio to be released in early 2008. Kehinde Wiley came by. We discussed a project based on classical engraved European portraits.
James Welling has begun a project. Cristina Iglesias sent source images to begin a project.
Back from N.Y Beginning production on as-yet-untitled Work from That Person's Notebook by Matt Mullican. Completed proofing on Voltage, a 9 print portfolio by Barry Le Va. Both scheduled for release in November. Met again w/Josiah McElheny and began planning project based on writings of Adolf Loos. Also met with Marina Abramovic' about beginning a new project in the fall. Test prints for Christopher Wool/Richard Hell project.
Matt Mullican has spent the week in Santa Monica working on a project for fall release.
In New York: Projects planned with Mel Bochner, Josiah McElheny and Barry Le Va for 2007.
Wangechi Mutu has completed plates and proofing on an eight print set, tentatively titled EVE. The project combines etching and collage. We are hoping for a November 2006 release.
Juliao Sarmento has completed plates and proofing on a 13 print project to be released in October.
Nancy Rubins has completed proofing of a six print portfolio. We are planning for a fall 2006 release.
Guillermo Kuitca's Puro Teatro was awarded the Premio Biella at the Premio Biella per l'incisione 2006 in Biella, Italy. http://www.biellaprint.it/
Drypoint on Acid by Barry McGee is now available. Met with Wangechi Mutu and Lawrence Weiner in New York last week and discussed possible projects.
Barry McGee's etching portfolio will be released at the end of February. Planning on working with Jannis Kounellis in Rome and with Damian Ortega in Berlin in the coming months. Juliao Saramento is coming to work with me in Santa Monica in May.
Chris Burden's Coyote Stories is now available. Currently editioning Barry McGee project. Met with Barry Le Va in NY and discussed working together in 2006. Spoke with Nancy Rubins about a possible collaboration.
Chris Burden's project, Coyote Stories, will be released in mid-November. The project consists of 10 etchings and 21 hand written texts that chronicle Burden's very personal encounters with coyotes in Topanga Canyon over a 25 year period. Barry McGee has started working on plates in his San Francisco studio and will come to Santa Monica to work (and surf) in mid-November.
Andrea Zittel has signed Rules Of Raugh and her portfolio is now available. Chris Burden has started working on his project which is about his observations of coyote life in Topanga.
Worked with Andrea Zittel in Joshua Tree and Santa Monica in February and March. Project is titled "Rules Of Raugh"and will be included in AZ's exhibition at Andrea Rosen in May in NY. In New York last week, Christopher Wool signed his prints........to be released at the end of April. Met with Rirkrit Tiravanija and discussed future collaboration. Met with Chris Burden and discussed ideas for a possible project.
Ed Ruscha signed his 4 print set, BLANK SIGNS, last week. The prints are available now. Currently editioning 6+ 4, a set of 10 prints by Christopher Wool, to be released in March. Andrea Zittel to begin working on plates towards the end of February.
John Baldessari's Some Narrow Views (either tall or wide) will be released November 1. I have just completed proofing a four print series with Ed Ruscha that should be ready around February 2005. In New York last week working on plates with Christopher Wool. A new project with Gabriel Orozco is under way. Began making plates with Sandeep Mukherjee, an artist from India who lives in L.A. Looking forward to a Santa Monica visit with Doris Salcedo to discuss the possibilities of working together.
Dan Graham's "Two-Way Mirror/ Hedge Projects" is finished and will be released in September. John Baldessari's "Some Narrow Views" is in production and will be released in November. Christopher Wool began working in the Santa Monica studio in April and hopes to complete plate work in the coming months. Andrea Zittel visited the studio and is thinking about what direction her project might go in......
In Berlin last week: Mona Hatoum signed the prints for her project entitled "hair there and everywhere". It will be released in April/May and will be in portfolio form only. Currently in production on Dan Graham's work.
Working with Dan Graham in New York on a book based on his hedge/labyrinth pieces. Project to be released in 2004. Beginning production on as-yet-untitled project by Mona Hatoum. John Baldessari project moving forward.......very slowly.
Collaborated with Mona Hatoum in Berlin. Entering Paradise by Miroslaw Balka to be released October 15.
Miroslaw Balka completed text and plates in April for a book entitled ENTERING PARADISE.
Meredith Monk completed plates for her project, a book entitled Vocal Gestures.
PURO TEATRO by Guillermo Kuitca is now completed. Projects in development: Meredith Monk & John Baldessari w/others on the near horizon.
POLVO IMPRESSO (Lint Book) by Gabriel Orozco will be released at the beginning of November 2002. I am currently in production on PURO TEATRO, a book/portfolio by Guillermo Kuitca.
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