Philadelphia’s Brandywine Workshop is a center for artists from culturally diverse backgrounds working in the field of fine art printmaking. Through its respected artist in residence program, it has produced editions with hundreds of well-known and emerging artists from around the country. As it approaches its 50th anniversary, it is organizing Printmaking: Roots and Invention, a residency for eight visiting artists who have been invited to explore and expand what a print can be in this moment when available technologies include everything from traditional photo screenprinting to CNC assisted wood cuts and rapid prototyping. Brandywine will work in partnership with three local master printer workshops to realize artists’ visions: Dos Tress Press specializing in woodcut; PaperThinkTank with expertise in handmade paper casting; and Atelier Galen Gibson-Cornell, a lithography and screen print shop. Artists will be encouraged to experiment with construction, assemblage, and digital space.
Philip Johnson commissioned Warhol to make a large-scale work for the exterior for his pavilion for the New York World’s Fair, along with other artists. Warhol’s provocative response, a multiple portrait of ‘Most Wanted Men’ was installed a few days before the opening but was deems too inflammatory and contrary to the upbeat image of the World’s Fair and the work was taken down.