The Original Print Show
From 21 November to 14 December 2012
Our exhibition draws together some of the finest British and Irish
print makers of the last 60 years. Prints by modern masters
will be shown alongside contemporary print makers who regularly
exhibit with Waterhouse & Dodd.
The modernist works are exclusively drawn from a collection
assembled by a public institution over the last five decades. The
works represented in this exhibition are often seminal pieces by the
given artist. A set of the Nineteen Greys (A-D) prints by Bridget Riley
featured in her 1971 Hayward Gallery Retrospective, one of only 2
print sets to do so. Many other works from the editions represented
in the exhibition are also in the Tate (London) print collection,
including all of the prints we have by John Piper, Graham Ovenden
and Ceri Richards.
The contemporary artists we have selected may be familiar to you,
but their work as print-makers may come as a revelation. The
inclusion of contemporary artists highlights the continued
importance of print-making to artists today, many of whom use
techniques very familiar to those working before them.
The term ‘original print’ refers to an artwork which has been created
specifically for a print medium. We have not selected any prints
which are derived from paintings or which rely solely on photographic