Prints in the Desert - New Mexico (a portfolio) by Adja Yunkers

Prints in the Desert - New Mexico (a portfolio) by Adja Yunkers

Prints in the Desert - New Mexico (a portfolio)

Adja Yunkers

Title

Prints in the Desert - New Mexico (a portfolio)

 
Artist

Adja Yunkers

  1900 - 1983 (biography)
Year
1950  
Technique
portfolio with six woodcuts (including cover), 1 lithograph, 1 watercolor, 1 monospray, 1 linoleum c 
Image Size
17 1/8 x 13 7/8" cover size 
Signature
prints signed in pencil by Ohara, Yunkers, Walters, and Garver 
Edition Size
"This is copy No 135 of 220" 
Annotations
Inside the cover on a yellow sheet, in red crayon: "For Joyce and George / from Adja / this trial balloon / which may improve en / route / Alameda, N.M. / August 1951." 
Reference
Brooklyn 54; Rosenwald Collection 1950.17.483-492 
Paper
various papers mounted on a cream newsprint. 
State
published 
Publisher
Adja Yunkers at The Rio Grande Workshop 
Inventory ID
20945 
Price
$3,000.00 
Description

This portfolio is Vol. I, No. I, Autumn 1950, the first project by Rio Grande Graphics Workshop. The Editor and Publisher was Adja Yunkers and the Asst. Editor and Treasurer was Frederick O'Hara.

The portfolio forward states: "'Prints in the Desert' is the result of a common effort by the artists represented in this issue; originated by and realized under the guidance of Adja Yunkers. 'Prints in the Desert' came into being for the fun of doing it, to "restore the hand to the printing art and to project a collaboration between the graphic arts and poetry..... The fact that each print in this issue is printed by hand and signed by the artist; that in case of the monotypes, each copy contains a different version, that in each copy there is a different child's painting or drawing.... there are only 220 numbered copies, of which only 200 will be available."

The front and back covers are by Adja Yunkers, woodcuts printed on a thick, rough brown oil paper. Inside are poems or artworks by: Kenneth Lash (A Desert Tune), Frederick O'Hara (Koshare, a 2 color lithograph), Ramon Sender (Gloss of Certitiude), A. Jarrett (photograph), Edwin Honig (Again), Adja Yunkers (Succubae, a 6 color woodcut), Edwin Honig (The Headhunters), Robert Walters (Whorlworm, a 3 color woodcut), Jack Garver (Scribbling has Meaning), an anonymous child's work, Jack Garver (De Chaco, a monospray print), Vincent Garoffolo (Dance of the Dossier), an anonymous child's vignette, Herbert Goldman (photograph of a Sculpture - Laminated Redwood), Elmer Gorman (This Sand - cut by Frederick O'Hara in wood).