We’ll take any reason to visit the historic Old Print Shop. Founded in 1898, it was originally located between 9th and 10th Streets on Fourth Avenue, in back of Wanamaker’s. The Shop moved to its current location at 150 Lexington Avenue in 1925. The rest is history.
Stepping into the large main room of the shop, organized sections are on view with prints in 18th-19th-20th century subjects, and artists in each century, maps, contemporary artists, cartographers, and Currier & Ives. If what you’re looking for is not available in the New York Shop, the helpful staff might locate it in their Washington D.C. Shop.
The Old Print Shop maintains a gallery, open to the public, on the second floor. It was there that we found The Art Students League Printmakers’ Portfolio 2018 exhibition.
The Printmakers’ Portfolio is an exhibition of 51 prints, each created by a different artist who is either taking or teaching a printmaking class at the League.
Above, artist Michael Pellettieri’s Woodcut, 2018 entitled Hungry for Art.
We were guided through the exhibit by Michael Di Cerbo, (above) an artist who has exhibited extensively in the U.S. and abroad and is part of the very knowledgable staff at The Old Print House. Di Cerbo was a wealth of information on the exhibition and the artists behind each piece, with several of the participating artists represented by The Old Print Shop.
Next up for Di Cerbo ~ the Audubon Artists 2018 exhibition at The Salmagundi Club in October. We look forward to seeing his work.
The Art Students League Printmakers’ Portfolio 2018 will be on view to August 24, 2018 at The Old Print Shop, 150 Lexington Avenue, NYC, second floor gallery.