Art Basel | Online Viewing Room
For Julian Opie printmaking and the production of editions continue to play a central role in breaking down the barriers between high art and the vernacular. Opie’s new series of bronze editions depicting standing figures is seen here for the first time, with each work available to purchase individually.
New hand-painted prints by Jim Dine, who celebrates his 85th birthday this month, depict bathrobes, one of Dine’s most expressive motifs and an enduring vehicle for his explorations of line and colour. These are shown together with further hand-coloured prints by New York based artist, Ali Banisadr, which are characterised by dreamlike, hallucinatory and chaotic landscapes.
We are also showing a unique woodcut from Christiane Baumgartner’s new series entitled Contre-jour which means “against daylight”. The title refers to a photographic technique in which the camera is pointing directly towards the source of light. These large-scale woodcuts record daylight shining through a wooded landscape against blue and red backdrops. They are shown alongside a brand new portfolio of Rhys Coren screenprint editions depicting the landscape of Elephant & Castle.
Our selection also includes screenprints by Josef Albers and Bridget Riley. Riley’s prints, which show a precise delineation of form and colour, are shown together with screenprints by Albers exploring the interaction of colour.