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Tim Rollins and K.O.S.

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Now Available! Tim Rollins & K.O.S. exhibition catalog and artwork package!

This catalog was produced to accompany the exhibition “Tim Rollins & K.O.S. - A History”, which was organized by the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum & Gallery at Skidmore College in 2009. The exhibition also traveled to The Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA and the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, WA.

The exhibition chronicled the work of Tim Rollins, who created and taught a special hybrid art and literature class for at-risk youths in the South Bronx, New York City. Over several decades, Rollins and his students collaborated on making artwork that addressed the themes found in literature and the issues surrounding their own lives, in creative and expansive multi-media artworks.

The book comes with one such collaboration, a found brick painted to represent a burning building. This brick was one of a group of such brick paintings loaned to the actual museum exhibition. The painted bricks project is explained in James Romaine’s essay, which describes them thus: “Each brick was like the student [who made it]: solid, a little chipped, a little damaged, taken out of its rightful place, but it is beautiful and survives…we are broke but not broken”


Brooke Alexander published “Focus I-V” with Brice Marden in 1980. They are listed as entry #32 in “Brice Marden Prints 1961-1991” by Jeremy Lewison. In the catalogue raisonne Lewison says:

”Of all the prints that Marden has made these are the smallest images. They were made at the same time as 'Untitled’ 1979 (no. 33) and ‘The Skowhegan Print’ (no. 34), after Marden had made ‘12 Views for Caroline Tatyana’ (no. 29) and ‘Tiles’ (no. 31).

The theme of the series is related to the themes of ‘12 Views for Caroline Tatyana’ and ‘Five Threes’ (no. 28) in terms of the division of the plane into window and door-like panels. It is also closely connected to Marden’s interest in Roman painting. These prints are distinguished from the earlier portfolios by the pronounced sense of depth arising from the juxtaposition of colours and from the division of the plane down the centre. Marden was beginning to feel a sense of crisis in Minimal art, that he could not continue simply to make paintings which asserted the flatness of the plane. He wanted his art to become more complicated and so he began to introduce space in his graphics. He thinks of these images almost as ‘theatrical settings'. They are also frames within frames. Marden recalls that he probably chose to print them in green because he had been considering using green in ‘12 views for Caroline Tatyana’ and ‘Tiles’.

In addition to the proofs listed above there are sixteen sets of stage proofs in which Marden tried out other colours as well as different intensities of the green. These have not been seen by the author.”

-Jeremy Lewison, ‘Brice Marden Prints 1961-1991, A Catalogue Raisonne’, page 133


Alex Katz Prints

A number of prints have recently been added to BA STOREFRONT and are now available for purchase! Many of these editions were published by Brooke Alexander in the 1970’s, and represent a high-water mark as the artist began to start his prolific printmaking career in earnest. Subjects include perennial favorites such as Katz’s wife Ada, his son Vincent, and many friends and collaborators.

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Art On Paper 2019

We were pleased to participate in the Art On Paper art fair this March, in conjunction with New York’s 2019 Armory Arts Week. The booth was shared by both Brooke Alexander, Inc. and Owen James Gallery, and the combined effort was very well received. In addition to our new arrangement of Raymond Pettibon prints, the list of highlighted artists included John Baldessari, Chiaozza, Ken Price, Elin Rodseth and David Kramer. A big thank you to all who came by to say hello!



Andy Warhol Drawings

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This beautiful catalog was published by Brooke Alexander to accompany an exhibition of these drawings in 1998. It includes numerous b/w and color illustrations of Warhol’s striking line-drawing portraits of friends, celebrities and cultural icons. Subjects include Prince, David Hockney, Elvis, Aretha Franklin, Albert Einstein, Ingrid Bergman and many, many more.



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Alex Katz / Fairfield Porter

Now on view at Brooke Alexander Gallery: a new exhibition featuring the work of Alex Katz & Fairfield Porter!

Both Katz and Porter were central figures in the famous New York School of Painters & Poets, which held a prominent role in the New York art world from the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s. The pairing of these two distinctive artists is long overdue, and so it is a pleasure to see them together again.

Both painters are known for their intimate portraits of friends and family, as well as social gatherings, vacations and family celebrations. The exhibition focuses on the printed editions produced by both artists, most of which were published by Brooke Alexander.

The exhibition is on view through March 23rd.

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Joel Shapiro - Now Available!

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We have a number of works by American artist Joel Shapiro.

Joel Shapiro is a sculptor whose work hovers between abstraction and figuration. He most often uses plain rectangular forms that are suggestive of motion and characterization. However, in his earlier prints and drawings the artist also engaged more gestural mark-making, organic shapes and bright color fields.

View them all here...


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Portfolios !

We have now introduced a new Portfolio section to the BA STOREFRONT! This is where you can view interesting stand-alone projects that bring together an array of various artists. 

First up: The Ten Commandments, 1987
Featuring individual prints by:
Kenny Scharf
Gretchen Bender
April Gornick
Robert Kushner
Nancy Spero
Vito Acconci
Jane Dickson
Judy Rifka
Richard Bosman

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