Untitled #5 1966
* 1913 in Montreal † 1980 in Woodstock
Lithograph. 55.9 x 76.2 cm.
Signed, dated and inscribed.Printers Proof outside of the edition of 25.
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The complete portfolio is available for $ 50.000.-
Philip Guston. A suite of ten lithographs. 1966. Published by Hollander Workshop (1964-1972)
Irwin Hollander, a master printer trained at Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Hollywood, California, opened his first workshop in 1964 at 90 East 10th Street, New York City. It was the center of art world activity, near the Tanager Gallery and near the studios of Willem de Kooning, Philip Pavia and Esteban Vicente.
He was meeting all of the artists and felt that their works could be translated into print form using lithography. He could offer them a service that was new at the time in New York. Some of the artists had already done prints at Tamarind and were familiar with the medium. However, most of them had not made prints before. Hollander’s expertise was in working with painters. He helped them feel comfortable with a medium that was new to them and to transfer their methods of painting on canvas to painting on stones or plates with liquid tusche and lithographic crayon. It was the perfect medium for the Abstract Expressionist painters.
Hollander worked with Albers, Cage, de Kooning, Francis, Guston, Kaprow, Kelly, Morris, Motherwell, Nevelson, Rosenquist, Steinberg, Ting, Tworkov, and Vicente among others. In 1963 Philip Guston created his first lithograph under Hollander’s supervision at Tamarind. In 1966 he did a series of lithographs at Hollander’s workshop that were graphic reflections of his paintings, which are the core of our online exhibition.
In 1969 he moved his workshop to 195 Chrystie Street. In 1970 he editioned twenty four images with Willem de Kooning. Several were published by Hollander and first shown at the Museum of Modern Art.
According to Hollander “It is on the shoulders of our masters that we do something.”
It was on the shoulders of Irwin Hollander that master printers were trained and artists created great prints.