We are proud to announce a new project with artist Jeanette Pasin Sloan. Jeanette worked on what was originally a 5 color lithograph. Early proofing determined we needed to approach this differently with the result culminating in a 10 color lithograph. It captures the subtlety and complexity of printing the various contours and penumbras of black and white patterned china. Diamonds is going to retail at $1,200. We are offering the new edition at a pre-publication price of $1,000. Valid through 3/31/21.
The crew here at Black Rock felt it might be a good idea to offer a series of prints designed for the beginning print collector. This will most likely be a recurring monthly theme with the expressed intent of exposing our followers to some really good prints at some very reasonable pricing. The artists in each of these episodes range from early to established careers and hail from all parts of the country.
I’ve sold prints at art fairs for 30 odd years and a repeated question has always been “Will my print increase in value in the future?” The answer of course is some will and some won’t, but I have always been an advocate of buying what resonates with you. Good art you love is always a delight to live with. Chris and I have been fortunate to have accrued a pretty good selection with a substantial portion of it up on the walls. Our choices for the wall could be considered eclectic but I still stop and admire a different passage in a different print all the time.
The print medium is considered the most democratic of art mediums especially for beginning collectors, you may not be able to afford that painting or sculpture but by comparison, everyone can afford a print. So, please peruse, enjoy. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.
Jessica Abel Girl’s Comics #5 1988 Lithograph 21″ x 16″ Ed 25 Printed and published by Landfall Press
Richard Hull Play 1989 25 1/4” x 33 1/4” Ed 50 Printed and published by Landfall Press
Kathryn Lynch Splash 2013 Etching 22″ x 20″ edition 20 Printed and published by Landall Press
Jeanette Pasin Sloan Espresso Cups 1996 Lithograph 22″ x 22″ Ed 20 Printed and published by Landfall Press
PRINTER’S NOTES The proofing is over and the edition has been signed. Preparation and planning are the key to a successful run, you go over everything in your head, how much ink you’ll need, how much paper do you tear? Blotters, interleaving, drying times, all factor in to a good edition. All printers seek the perfect edition, it’s an elusive quarry (like trying to trap a unicorn or even glimpse one) but you do get close sometimes. I think the issue is one of intimacy, you’ve worked with all the matrices for so long they are like close friends and at times not so close. As a printer you recognize all the conditions that can affect the outcome of each impression- a little too much pressure while wiping this plate, not enough on the next, etc. In all honesty, give it a week or two and when you revisit the edition, you’ll think “I’m pretty damn good”, give it a year and you’ll feel you’re one of the best. All kidding aside Fatima’s etching “Hand with Hummingbird and Lover’s eye” was one of the smoothest runs start to finish that I have experienced, each impression pulled met with approval no matter how hard I scrutinized (I’m known for finding that dark cloud on the brightest day). It’s a perfect storm of a project: Fatima loves it, I love it and I hope you will too. -Steve Campbell 2021