Fine Prints 1972–2017
A modern master of color aquatint etching
1st edition, 2018
248 pages, 458 color and 1 b/w illustrations
24 x 28 cm
From her early depictions of individual objects, such as a doorknob, a clock, or a stack of plates, to her later works featuring complex interiors, like a balcony, a beautifully lit staircase, or a doorway leading out onto a lush courtyard, American artist Lynn Shaler’s works are distinctive, characterized by a colorful aquatint technique combined with carefully etched lines. Over a forty-year career, she has created more than two hundred aquatint etchings and has been included in major museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Library of Congress, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Lynn Shaler: Fine Prints 1972–2017 is the first catalog to spotlight this important American artist’s complete body of work. Many of the etchings have been inspired by locations in Paris, where Shaler has lived for more than thirty years. Although her work has evolved considerably in both subject matter and technique, the etchings all attest to a meticulous printing process and feature explosions of wild, handcolored embellishment with watercolor, gouache, or pastel. The book reproduces a large selection of her works, alongside essays by Diana Stork, Kathy Caraccio, Alfred González, Nancy Mowll Mathews, Gérard Sourd, and Reba White Williams, as well as a conversation with Lynn Shaler. A catalogue raisonné of Shaler’s prints rounds out the book.
Lavishly produced and illustrated, Lynn Shaler: Fine Prints 1972–2017 offers a long-awaited look at the oeuvre of one of today’s most important American artists.