Paul Stolper and The Institute of Contemporary Arts present a joint exhibition of Artists’ Editions at Paul Stolper Gallery.
The exhibition showcases a collection of rare editions by Peter Blake, Adam Chodzko, Mat Collishaw, Keith Coventry, Jeremy Deller, Brian Eno, Marcus Harvey, Jenny Holzer, Roger Hiorns, Gary Hume, Sarah Lucas, Vinca Petersen, Peter Saville, Bob & Roberta Smith, Frances Stark, Gavin Turk and Cerith Wyn Evans.
The exhibition provides an opportunity to view a selection of important editions from the last 40 years. From Peter Blake’s ‘Art Jak’, commissioned by the ICA in 1978 to raise funds for the institution, to Jeremy Deller’s iconic and catalysing print ‘The History of the World’, published by Paul Stolper in 1998, to Jenny Holzer’s pivotal ‘Inflammatory Essays’, first fly-posted around New York in the late 1970’s and then created as an edition for the ICA in 1993. The works as a whole give a real insight into the multifarious nature of editions and print production, and explore the potential of the format and the numerous ways that artists have engaged with the editioning process.
The exhibition is inspired by conversations between Paul Stolper, Stefan Kalmár (ICA Director) and Charlotte Barnard (ICA Artists’ Editions) on the radical history and potential of the editioned artwork; freeing the artist from the demands of their primary practice or gallery expectations. Working together for the first time, the collaboration is a celebration of the medium and demonstrates the ICA and Paul Stolper’s commitment to edition production.Jeremy Deller, History of the World, 1998. Silkscreen print on Somerset velvet 280gsm. Signed, numbered and dated. 66 x 112 cm