In today’s digital culture, more and more artists are working predominantly with print media. This is due not only to the ubiquity of printed imagery, but more importantly, to its direct relationship (as a mechanical, serial medium) to contemporary mass media. Like Warhol and Rauschenberg, many contemporary artists who do not self-identify as printmakers rely heavily on this medium to express their ideas to create unique works rather than editions. Early examples by established artists such as Nancy Spero, Xu Bing, Félix González-Torres, Kara Walker, and Kiki Smith will be discussed alongside the work of a new generation, including Wade Guyton, Kelley Walker, Charline von Heyl, Ryan McGinness, Matthew Day Jackson, Swoon, Nicola López, and Rob Swainston.
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