Pace Prints was founded in 1968 to provide leading contemporary artists with resources and facilities to create and exhibit fine art limited edition prints and multiples.
The first Pace Prints project, Lucas Samaras’s Book, set the creative standard and ambition for our printmaking workshops to break boundaries and expand the parameters of printmaking that have continued over the past 50 years.
At the Pace Prints printmaking workshops in Manhattan, master printers collaborate with artists in selecting and printing in mediums that are best suited to fulfill the artists’ intentions, including a variety of processes including etching, woodcut, linocut, ukiyo-e style woodcut, and others.
The workshop traces its lineage back to master printer Aldo Crommelynck, who was, for decades, the printer of Pablo Picasso’s etchings. Crommelynck established during his years at Pace Prints both the philosophy and mythology and the technical virtuosity of collaboration between artist and printer that exists to this day.
At the Pace Paper workshop in Gowanus Brooklyn, the pioneering legacy of Joe Wilfer and Ruth Lingen in the use of handmade paper as a printmaking medium continues to inspire artists. Utilizing the various processes available, printmaking in handmade paper has opened up exciting possibilities for artists to creatively exploit this medium in both two and three dimensions.
Now spanning five decades, Pace Prints has been and continues to be an incubator for creativity. John Chamberlain, Francesco Clemente, Chuck Close, George Condo, Jean Dubuffet, Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Mangold, Louise Nevelson, Kenneth Noland, Robert Ryman and Pat Steir are among the many artists who have been collaborative innovators. Their creative legacy now extends to a new generation of artists.
Pace Prints exhibition spaces and production facilities continue to offer broad opportunities for collaboration in continually expanding printing techniques. Among the artists who have most recently been utilizing the wide variety of available printmaking techniques are Nina Chanel Abney, Nigel Cooke, Tara Donovan, Leonardo Drew, Tomoo Gokita, Loie Hollowell, Shara Hughes, Li Songsong, Wangechi Mutu, Yoshitomo Nara, Adam Pendleton, Robin F. Williams, and Jonas Wood.
Pace Prints' limited editions prints, multiples, and monoprints are offered for sale at our Manhattan gallery location, at 521 West 26th Street in Chelsea; on our website; and at Art Basel fairs internationally and the ADAA Art Show and IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair in New York.
Pace Prints is a member of the Art Dealers Association of America and the International Fine Art Print Dealers Association.