Published: June 22, 2016
ROCKLAND, MAINE — The Farnsworth Art Museum is presenting a major exhibition of collaborative works in contemporary American art in “Pushing Boundaries: Dine, Graves, Lichtenstein, Rauschenberg and Rosenquist — Collaborations with Donald Saff,” on view in the museum’s Morehouse wing through January 8.
In the 1960s, artist and master printmaker Donald Saff created a printmaking atelier unlike any other in the country. In launching his first collaborative venture, Graphicstudio, in 1968, he invited and encouraged nationally prominent artists to think three-dimensionally with printmaking. His intent was to encourage them to work collaboratively and produce works that were mixtures of painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture.
For decades, Saff has worked closely and intensely with world-renowned artists as they navigated the journey from conception to finished product, offering solutions and ideas that helped bring their work to the public eye. He became a catalyst for the fusing by young artists of some of the most adventurous and provocative works of their time. Among the artists whose works are included in the Farnsworth Art Museum exhibition are Jim Dine, Nancy Graves, Roy Lichtenstein, Philip Pearlstein, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist and James Turrell.
The Farnsworth Art Museum is at 16 Museum Street. For additional information, www.farnsworthmuseum.org or 207-596-6457.
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