Black Folio, 1961 by Portfolio

Black Folio, 1961 by Portfolio

Black Folio, 1961

Portfolio

Title

Black Folio, 1961

 
Artist
Year
1961  
Technique
7 woodcuts 
Image Size
various size images, 19-7/8 x 12-7/8" paper size 
Signature
pencil, lower margin 
Edition Size
237 of 400  
Annotations
ink numbered on colophon 
Reference
 
Paper
smooth antique-white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
Irwin Hollander 
Inventory ID
17858 
Price
$3,000.00 
Description
"Black Folio" was conceived, printed, and published by Irwin Hollander in spring of 1961, early in his career. The seven contributing artists who were working in San Diego at the time include: Don Dudley (born 1930); Fred Holle (born 1931), Sheldon Kirby (born 1925); William Lumpkins (1909 - 2000); Malcoln McClain (1923 - 2012); Richard Allen Morris (born 1933) and Guy Williams (1932 - 2004).

These seven woodcuts are amongst the early print-making works by these artists, all of whom went on to make their marks in the artworld. The artists carved the blocks and they were printed in San Diego by Irwin Hollander on smooth antique-white wove paper and presented in a black paper folded portfolio.

Tamarind trained Master Printer Irwin Hollander went on to found the Hollander Workshop, a lithography press which printed for artists. The press functioned in New York between 1964 and 1972.