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Susan Teller

We feature American paintings and works on paper from the 1920s to the 1950s with special interest in the Urban/Industrial Scene, Modernism, Atelier 17, Surrealism, and African American work.

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Anna Pinto's 2009 Holiday Card with stenciled 'Snow' and quote from Frank O'Hara.

The Calligraphy of ANNA PINTO

Posted: November 20, 2017 15:28

30 Years of Snow: The Calligraphy of Anna Pinto is on view in the Upper Gallery of the Hoboken Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson Street, through December 31, 2017. The exhibition features holiday cards made by Pinto for family and close friends. They are mostly three-part creations: often a calligraphic interpretation of the word ‘snow’ (or a stencil or another mysterious method), an image evoking snow (sometimes combined with the word itself), and a few lines of text, often a haiku or poetry. The authors include Thoreau, Maya Angelou, and Wendy Wasserstein, and stretch back to the eighteenth...

More on the NY PRINT FAIR

Posted: November 18, 2017 13:09

 This is a shot made at the Print Fair on October 26, 2017, shortly after I presented the IFPDA Book Award to Antony Griffiths for The Print Before Photography, his groundbreaking tome that has hit the town by storm. He probably doesn’t remember this, but I was also the presenter of his IFPDA Achievement Award in, I think, 2007.   Those are Keepers of the British Museum with me: From left to right is Stephen Coppel, Assistant Keeper Modern Prints and Drawings After 1880, ST, Antony Griffths, former Keeper of Prints and Drawings, and Hugo Chapman, Keeper of Prints and Drawings. Coppel...

Harry Sternberg, Open Hearth, 1937, lithograph

ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM, November 11, 2017

Posted: November 11, 2017 13:11

Thought that this Harry Sternberg lithograph from 1937, Open Hearth, would be perfect to take to the Allentown Art Museum’s Cocktails & Collecting fundraiser today and there it is on the wall right across from our booth! Thank you!   The event opens this evening at 5PM and goes to 9PM. Ticket price is based on entrance time.

Riva Helfond, The Curtain Factory, 1937

Labor Day, 2017

Posted: September 04, 2017 14:45

  In the 1930s Riva Helfond had a studio in New York’s Garment District.   From her window she could look across the street and see women working in a sweatshop with lots of billowing white and pastel-colored fabrics. It piqued her curiosity because she couldn’t figure out what they were making. Her first thought was formal wear or wedding and bridesmaids dresses but the material seemed wrong for the styles of the day.   Finally, one day Helfond crossed the street and walked up the stairs to find a curtain factory. In one form or another seamstresses appeared in her work over the...

Anne Ryan, Collage, 1951

Last Two Days: Making Space

Posted: August 12, 2017 13:37

Works by DOROTHY DEHNER and ANNE RYAN are in Making Space: Women Artists and Post-War Abstraction at the Museum of Modern Art, NY. The exhibition ends tomorrow, Sunday, August 13, 2017.   The paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, and drawings, date from the end of the Second World War, 1945, to the beginning of the Feminist Movement, 1968.   A label for the show notes “Abstraction dominated artistic practice during these years, as many artists working in the aftermath of World War II sought an international language that might transcend national and regional narratives – and for...

Anne Ryan, The Spider, 1944, intaglio, 9 x 7 inches

ANNE RYAN'S SPIDER

Posted: July 16, 2017 16:49

Right now The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a fascinating group of arachnidan images up in their Drawings and Prints Gallery, just to the left of the top of the Grand Staircase. We are suggesting yet another on this rarified theme: The Spider, Anne Ryan, 1944, intaglio, 9 x 7 inches.    

 

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