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Eis II

Richter, Gerhard

Published by Lincoln Center, 2003
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this is not a book!!! this is a superb silkscreen abstract artwork / poster produced by richter to benefit the lincoln center arts programs. The total edition was 500 copies and it is long sold-out and unavailable. this was printed by Brand X Printers and utilized 46 different screens. the poster edition is unsigned and not numbered. 45 x 34.5". brand new condition. please contact us or check online for photos.==================================================================================When you think of the world famous artists who have appeared at Lincoln Center, you're more likely to think of performers like Ren?e Fleming, Mikhail Baryshnikov, or Joshua Bell than visual artists like Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Motherwell, or Gerhard Richter. In fact, all three painters have produced work for Lincoln Center as part of the List Poster and Print program, which was established in 1962 to bring world-class contemporary poster art to the new performing arts center.In the almost 45-year history of the program, there have been only two photography commissions: a 1979 Richard Avedon poster paying tribute to the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and now ?? at a moment when all eyes are on the Metropolitan Opera, about to open its first season under the new general manager, Peter Gelb ?? a photograph taken backstage at the Met by the Cuban-born photographer Abelardo Morell. On Monday evening, the night of the Met's opening gala, an exhibition of Mr. Morrell's backstage photography will open at the Gallery at Lincoln Center, which is on the lower level concourse of the Opera House. (The Met, incidentally, recently started its own visual arts gallery, called the Arnold and Marie Schwartz Gallery Met, located in the lobby of the Opera House.)The director of visual arts at Lincoln Center, Tom Lollar, said he hopes that opera patrons, on their way upstairs from the parking garage, will be drawn by Mr. Morrell's largescale photographs of the Opera House and will discover the gallery, which he acknowledges is, in its current location, hard to find. Part of Lincoln Center's redevelopment plans involves moving it to a more prominent, above-ground space.In 1962, Albert and Vera List made a $1 million gift both to endow the poster and print program and to commission public artworks, like the Jasper Johns painting in the New York State Theater and the Henry Moore sculpture that emerges from the reflecting pool.The Lists had admired the posters designed by artists for institutions like the Paris Opera, and they wanted Lincoln Center to be graced with as distinguished and distinctive graphic art as its European counterparts, Mr. Lollar said.The first director of the poster program was Delmar Hendricks, who was also the booking manager for Avery Fisher and Alice Tully Halls. Mr. Lollar took over from him in 1988.Mr. Lollar said that, in contrast to the public artworks, most of which have been in place for decades, the List program has kept Lincoln Center's collection current. Mr. Lollar commissions four or five artists a year to design posters, most of which are linked to events or venues, like the Mostly Mozart Festival, Jazz at Lincoln Center, or an anniversary. The prints appear in unusually numbered editions, like 54, 72, or 108, because Mrs. List was interested in numerology and wanted the edition numbers to add up to nine.The artist designs the entire poster, including the typeface. (There is no writing on the signed prints, only the posters.) Sometimes the art makes specific visual references to the program being advertised ? a Donald Baechler poster for Mostly Mozart, for example, includes images of Mozart ? but in many posters, the connection between text and image is looser. A 2005 Richard Artschwager poster for the Lincoln Center Festival shows an image of conjoined figures (the title of the print is "Liebespaar," or lovers) that seem to be dancing ? thus conveying the dynamism of the festival's offerings, which include dance.Mr. Bookseller Inventory # ig

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Title: Eis II

Publisher: Lincoln Center

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Richter, Gerhard

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: 1st Edition

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