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  • ICAA Record ID
    772918
    TITLE
    New York Graphic Workshop
    DESCRIPTION
    ill.
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Poster – Other
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    "New York Graphic Workshop." Poster for exhibition at Galería Plástica, Buenos Aires, 1966. Fundación Espigas, Buenos Aires.
    TOPIC DESCRIPTORS
    NAME DESCRIPTORS
    Galería Plástica (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
    GEOGRAPHIC DESCRIPTORS
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Synopsis

This is the poster for the New York Graphic Workshop exhibition presented at the Galería Plástica in Buenos Aires, sponsored by the Museo del Grabado [Print Museum] (October 10–29, 1966.) The poster announces the dates of the exhibition and lists the artists involved.

Annotations

In 1964–65 in New York City, Luis Camnitzer, José Guillermo Castillo, and Liliana Porter started the New York Graphic Workshop (NYGW), a space where classes were held and other artists’ works were printed. It was also a place where artists gathered to discuss printmaking and its role in contemporary society. 

This exhibition, presented in Buenos Aires by the NYGW, included prints by members of the Workshop and by other artists as well. According to the catalogue, the following artists were involved: Liliana Porter and Luis Felipe Noé (Argentina); De Lamónica (Brazil); Salvador Dalí (Spain); Campell, Celentano, Goff, Kogan, Sims, and Smith (United States); and Morena (Venezuela).

The exhibition was part of what was known as the “Mes del Grabado” [Printmaking Month]. This name had originally been used in 1963 to refer to a number of activities devoted to the promotion of printmaking in Argentina. The driving force behind this project was Oscar Pécora who, with his wife, Irene Perrando, founded the Galería Plástica in Buenos Aires in 1950. In 1960 they opened the Museo del Grabado [Print Museum] as part of the Galería Plástica. This project was nationalized in 1983 when Mr. and Mrs. Pécora donated their collection to the Argentine people and it became part of Argentina’s national heritage.  

Researcher
Natalia Pineau
Team
Fundación Espigas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Location
Fundación Espigas, Buenos Aires, Argentina.