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The 44th Thick With Color: 17th Exhibition of Prints from the Tyler Graphics Archive Collection

March 01, 2008 - June 15, 2008

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A characteristic of screen prints (silkscreen) is that the ink is transferred to the paper by passing it through a template or screen.
This technique began attracting attention as works of art with the flourishing of pop art in the 1960s. Pop artists found new value, new beauty, for their times in the images such as advertising and comics and contemporary industrial products. Screen-printing was the perfect medium to enable color surfaces of clarity as well as the use of photomechanical transfer. Screen-printing was also welcomed by artists working in abstract geometric canvases; they too saw screen-printing as a printing mode most suited to the realization of their artistic idiom.
This exhibition displayed works by artists such as Josef Albers and Roy Lichtenstein that showed the viewers an attractive aspect of the print medium.

Featured artists

Josef Albers (1888-1976)
Ronald Davis (1937-)
Al Held (1928-2005)
Ellsworth Kelly (1923-)
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997)
James Rosenquist (1933-)
Frank Stella (1936-)
Donald Sultan (1948-)
Robert Rahway Zakanitch (1935-)