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    Sarah Sze American, born 1969, Day, 2005, Offset lithography and silkscreen, Purchase with funds from Baxter Jones in honor of Dr. Jiong Yan, 2013.128 
    Sarah Sze (American, born 1969)
    Day, 2005
    Offset lithography and silkscreen
    Purchase with funds from Baxter Jones in honor of Dr. Jiong Yan, 2013.128

    Paper & Ink:
    New Print Acquisitions from the High Museum of Art

    January 18-June 15, 2014


    This exhibition highlights recent print acquisitions for the High Museum of Art's permanent collection. The practice of printmaking is a discipline with a long and rich tradition involving the transfer of ink from one surface to another through a variety of techniques. These newest additions to the collection represent a range of different approaches to printmaking.

    • RELIEF (woodcuts, linocuts, and letterpress): Artists create relief prints by incising and inking a printing surface, such as a woodblock or linoleum piece. The resulting image reveals the area around the incisions that the artist left intact.

    • INTAGLIO (etching, drypoint, and engraving): Like relief, artists create intaglio prints by cutting or etching into the surface of a plate. Only the incised areas—the marks made by the artist—transfer to the printing surface.

    • PLANOGRAPHIC (monotype and lithograph): Planographic prints are produced from a completely flat surface rather than a surface with raised areas, and use a chemical process to transfer the ink.

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