The Everson Museum in New York has put on an exhibition featuring prints by some of the world’s most sought-after artists such as Andy Warhol, Yayoi Kusama, Roy Lichtenstein and Jasper Johns.

                   Roy Lichtenstein’s Reverie 1965. Image courtesy: MoMA

The exhibition, titled Lasting Impressions: Highlights from the Print Collection, will feature works from the Everson Museum’s collection of prints. As Steffi Chappell, assistant curator of the Everson Museum of Art and organizer of the exhibition told the Daily Orange, “We hadn’t had a print exhibition in a while, and we thought that this would be a good way to display some of the prints we have.”

The exhibition will feature works created by a variety of processes such as lithographs, etchings, and serigraphs. Lasting Impressions explores the highlights from the Everson’s collection of twentieth century prints (it features but a handful of the museums collection of 400 prints).

Of the works on display Chappell told the Daily Orange: “All artists are trying to make different points. Andy Warhol, for example, or Roy Lichtenstein were very much into pop culture references. But someone like Isabel Bishop — she was really interested in the figure.”

                           Lasting Impressions Exhibition at the Everson Museum. Image Courtesy: The Daily Orange

Some of the artists on display are more frequently associated with other mediums – for example, Kusama is more frequently associated with her sculptures and installations and Johns for his paintings. But this exhibition goes to show that prints are a draw to artists to hone their creative development and explore new processes. And that prints continue to be a source of covetable fascination for their audiences.

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