Chuck Close: Printmaker | The Creative Process

Chuck Close's "Self-Portrait" (2015) woodcut took the artist four years to create, working with three master printers: Karl Hecksher, Justin Israels and Yasu Shibata. In this video, Pace Prints Director Rachel Gladfelter speaks to Israels about the process of creating this 24-wood block, 86-color print.

An exhibition of the wood blocks, progressive proofs and the final print is on view March 2–April 15, 2017, at Pace Prints, 521 West 26th Street.

Robert Mangold on Drawing, Printmaking and Painting

Throughout his career, artist Robert Mangold has married drawing and painting in a personal investigation of pure abstract form and color. Printmaking plays a pivotal role in his work, coming at the juncture where line studies are fleshed out with color and texture.

In this rare video interview, Mangold speaks about the creation of his 2015 etchings, Double Square Frame I & II which he made concurrently with the paintings of the same title. Beyond the translation of an image from drawing to print and painting, Mangold also offers insights into the sources and influences of his imagery.

 Double Square Frame I & II are on view at Pace Prints, 521 West 26th Street through June 23, 2017.

Mangold's recent paintings and works on paper are also on view at Pace Gallery.

Art Basel Miami Beach

Art Basel Miami Beach

IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair

IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair