More than 100 of Jasper Johns’ prints from the past 50 years are going on view at Washington’s Phillips Collection to show how the artist transformed printmaking over his career.
The new show at the Baltimore Museum of Art is unlike any displayed anywhere in a long time. “Print by Print: Series from Durer to Lichtenstein” displays works that are rarely shown in public. The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) has one of the most impressive print collections in the country, with nearly 60,000. “Because of their sensitivity to light, we can’t show works on paper,” explained Rena Hoisington, curator at the BMA. “Prints stay in boxes to protect them from light and dust.”