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ULAE New Editions

Larissa Goldston Gallery
551 West 21st Street, 212-206-7887
June 28 - August 10, 2007
Reception: Thursday, June 28, 6 - 8 PM
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In celebration of Universal Limited Art Editions’ (ULAE) 50th Anniversary, Larissa Goldston Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition highlighting the most recent work from the eminent fine art publisher. The show includes traditional methods of printmaking, such as stone lithography and intaglio, as well as innovative techniques that in a single work may combine digital printing, with lithography, intaglio, wood-cut, hand-painting or constructed sculptural elements. Artists in the exhibition are Carroll Dunham, Helen Frankenthaler, Jasper Johns, Julian Lethbridge, Elizabeth Murray, James Siena, Kiki Smith, Tam Van Tran, Richard Tuttle, Terry Winters, Lisa Yuskavage and Zachary Wollard.

Tatyana Grosman, a Russian émigré who had settled in New York with her artist-husband Maurice, founded Universal Limited Art Editions in 1957. Through connections with other artists, the Grosmans began inviting painters, poets and printmakers to create limited edition artist’s books in their modest garage studio on Long Island. These first intimate collaborations set the tone for the quality of work to be produced at ULAE in the decades to follow. Early prints by Jim Dine, Frankenthaler, Johns, Robert Motherwell, Robert Rauschenberg, and Larry Rivers gained Grosman the interest of curators and collectors. Her inspired leadership and passionate championing of artists and their work, as well as the studio’s high aesthetic standards and reputation for ethical practices, propelled ULAE to the forefront of the contemporary print market of the 1960s and 1970s.

Bill Goldston began working full-time as a printer at ULAE in 1969. His keen interest in experimentation influenced many of the remarkable editions of the 1970s by artists such as Marisol, Rauschenberg, Rivers, and James Rosenquist. Upon Grosman’s death in 1982, Goldston became the director of ULAE. Taking suggestions from his trusted advisors, Johns and Rauschenberg, he introduced another generation of artists to the tradition of working with master printers: Carroll Dunham, Bill Jensen, Elizabeth Murray, Susan Rothenberg and Terry Winters. This paved the way for other significant artists of the next two decades, who accepted ULAE’s invitation to experiment in its studio, including Jane Hammond, Joey Kötting, Julian Lethbridge, Suzanne McClelland, Ed Ruscha, Kiki Smith, Richard Tuttle and Lisa Yuskavage. More recently, Larissa Goldston has continued this tradition of introducing new talents to ULAE. Artists such as Amy Cutler, Orly Genger, James Siena, Tam Van Tran and Zachary Wollard have created daring and intriguing new editions.
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