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  • Graphic from the cover of the original pamphlet that accompanied Ten from Leo Castelli. Design © Elaine Lustig Cohen


    Ten prints and graphic objects by as many artists comprise the startling portfolio-in-a-box entitled Ten from Leo Castelli. Ten from Leo Castelli testifies eloquently to the avant-garde’s intense involvement with printmaking today. The renaissance in printmaking was accelerated in the mid-1960’s by a conceptual reorientation of aesthetics. Its visual manifestations, in relationship to printmaking of the past, sometimes seemed startling, and its implication and possibilities were extraordinary.


    The present Ten from Leo Castelli, more than any other edition yet published, personifies “the new look in prints.” Never before has the artist had so many opportunities for the realization of graphic images. The once sacred boundaries between painting, drawing, sculpture, and prints have been assaulted. Three-dimensional forms, often in part hand-painted or hand-stenciled, are completely acceptable as graphic objects. No longer must an artist suffer artificial restrictions imposed by arbitrary classifications of individual media.
    —William S. Lieberman, in his introduction to Ten from Leo Castelli


Sketch for Forest Ranger, from Ten from Leo Castelli

Screenprint in colors, on two sheets of fringed plastic film with Plexiglas, the full sheets.
both S. 24 x 20 in. (61 x 50.8 cm)
With incised signature, date and numbered 1/200 (there were also 25 artist's proofs lettered A-Y), published for the 10th anniversary of Leo Castelli Gallery by Tanglewood Press, Inc., New York.

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