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<p>Jasper Johns, Universal Limited Art Editions, Ben Berns, Skin with O'Hara Poem, 1963-1965

Jasper Johns, Universal Limited Art Editions, Ben Berns, Skin with O'Hara Poem, 1963-1965, lithograph (stone) in 2 blacks on KE Albanene Engineer Standard Form paper, Gift of the Woodward Foundation, Washington, D.C., 1976.56.71

Contact: Art and the Pull of Print, Lecture 1: “Pressure”

Jennifer L. Roberts, Harvard University

  • Sunday, April 25, 2021
  • 8:00 a.m.
  • Online
  • Virtual Program

The material and spatial changes of the printmaking process and their social and conceptual implications will be discussed in this lecture series.

A print is an image transferred, under pressure, between two surfaces in direct physical contact. Every print is the record of a contact event: pressure followed by release. This makes print an especially subtle medium for exploring alternative models of the sensory image and for working through the social continuum of touch, from intimacy to violence.

Each lecture will premiere at the date and time listed on the Contact: Art and the Pull of Print web page and will remain there for public viewing. These programs are free and open to the public and designed for anyone interested in art and art history. No art or art history background is required. Ages 18 and up. No registration is required.