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Checklist: “Recent Acquisitions: Works on Paper” exhibition at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center to spotlight sixty-two important new additions to the museum’s permanent collection, January 18-March 30, 2013

Recent Acquisitions: Works on Paper
January 18-March 30, 2013
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College
Temporary Exhibition Galleries and Landing Gallery

Checklist of the Exhibition

All objects are from the permanent collection of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College. Height precedes width precedes depth. Seven additional acquisitions have been added to the exhibition since press materials were first issued.

Laylah Ali (American, b. 1968)
Untitled, 2001
From Exit Art Portfolio, TWO O O ONE, 2001
Softground, hardground, aquatint, drypoint, and roulette on Rives BFK paper, published by Exit Art, New York, edition of 50
Sheet: 22 ½ x 22 ½ in.
Image: 18 ¼ x 18 in.
Gift of Peter Frey, class of 1982, 2008.8.1.2

Anonymous (French, 19th century)
Ceylon, ca. 1880
Albumen print on paper
Sheet: 3 ½ x 3 in.
Purchase, Photography Challenge Grant Fund, 2012

Anonymous (South African, late 19th century)
Head and Shoulders Portrait of an African Woman Wearing a Cloak, n.d.
Carte de visite
Sheet: 4 1/8 x 2 7/16 in.
Purchase, Advisory Council for Photography, 2012.11.2

Anonymous (American, 19th century) 
Portrait of a Woman (Presumed Local to Dutchess County, NY), ca. 1840
Daguerreotype
Sheet: 3 3/4 x 6 1/2 in.
Gift of Ann L. Balis Morse, class of 1959, in memory of Phyllis Landes, class of 1950
2008.13.2

Anonymous (South African, late 19th century)
Portrait of a Young Man, n.d.
Carte de visite
Sheet: 3 13/16 x 2 5/16 in.
Purchase, Advisory Council for Photography, 2012.11.1

Anonymous (South African, late 19th century)
Zulu Man with Fashionable Hairstyle, n.d.
Carte de visite 
Sheet: 4 1/8 x 2 1/2 in.
Purchase, Advisory Council for Photography, 2012.11.3

George Ault (American, 1891-1948)
Tree and Stone Wall, 1932
Graphite on dark cream wove paper
Sheet: 15 x 10 1/16 in.
Gift from Manhattan Art Investments, LP, in memory of Taube Greenspan, 2007.32

Richard Barnes (American, b. 1953)
Murmur #23, Dec. 6, 2006, 2006
Archival pigment print
Sheet: 44 in. x 44 in.
Image: 40 in. x 40 in.
Purchase, Advisory Council for Photography, in memory of Phyllis Markman Landes, class of 1950, 2008.9

Will Barnet (American, 1911-2012)
Woman on Stairs, 1982
Oil pastel, gouache, and graphite on cream wove paper
Sheet: 22 7/8 x 19 ¾ in.
Image: 17 ¾ x 17 in.
Gift of Lily, Erin, and Tom Connelly, 2011.32.1

Jennifer Bartlett (American, b. 1941)
Autumn, from The Four Seasons, 1990-1993
60-color screenprint on Kurotani Hosho wove paper, co-published by the artist and Simca Print Artists, New York, edition of 62
Sheet: 33 x 34 ¾ in.
Purchase, Dexter M. Ferry Collection Fund, 2010.14.1

Sándor Bernáth (American, b. Hungary, 1892-1984)
Gloucester, Mass., 1935
Watercolor and graphite on cream wove paper
Sheet: 16 5/8 x 21 ½ in.
Gift of Thomas B. Roddenbery, class of 1980, in memory of Thaddeus and Isabelle Roddenbery, 2010.9

Francois-Edouard Bertin (French, 1797-1871)
View at Gragniano
Black chalk, heightened with white, on burnt sienna wove paper
Sheet: 10 5/8 x 13 ¼ in.
Gift of Carol and Pierce Smith, 2011.28

Jean-Jacques de Boissieu (French, 1736-1810)
Berger et vaches dans un paysage boisé, une vielle paysanne debout et une jeune femme assise filant de la laine (Shepherd and cows in a wooded landscape, an old peasant standing and a young woman sitting, spinning wool), 1792
Black chalk, stump, graphite, and black ink wash on toned cream laid paper
Sheet: 14 x 22 1/16 in.
Gift of Jonathan Kagan, 2012.33.2

Chris Burden (American, b. 1946)
B-Car: The Story of Chris Burden's Bicycle Car, 1977
Artist's book; offset lithography on paper, published by Choke Publications
5 ½ x 7 x 1/8 in.
Purchase, Timothy Cole Fund, 2011.25.1

Henri Cartier-Bresson (French, 1908-2004)
Two Men at Cricket Match, 1930s
Gelatin silver print
Image: 9 3/4 x 6 5/8 in.
Mount: 17 1/4 x 13 ½ in.
Gift from the Michael and Joyce Axelrod collection (Joyce Jacobson, class of 1961) in memory of Cathy Picard Rosen, 2010.16.3

Chuck Close (American, b. 1940)
Keith/Six Drawings/1979, 1981

Artist's book; offset lithography on paper, published by Lapp Princess Press, New York
6 x 6 ¼ x 1/8 in.
Purchase, Timothy Cole Fund, 2011.25.2

Otto Dix (German, 1891-1969)
Nachtliche erscheinung (Nocturnal Apparition), 1923
Lithograph in black ink on cream Johann Wilhelm laid paper, published by Karl Nierendorf, Berlin, edition of 65
Sheet: 25 1/16 x 19 13/16 in.
Image: 19 x 14 5/8 in.
Purchase, Betsy Mudge Wilson, class of 1956, Memorial Fund, 2009.19

Kikugawa Eizan (Japanese, 1787-1867)
Seated Woman Looking to Her Left
Color woodblock print; ink and colors on paper
Sheet: 15 5/8 x 10 5/8 in.
Image: 14 ¾ x 10 ¼ in.
Bequest of Linda Lowenstein, 2010.2.1

Judy Fiskin (American, b. 1945)
The End of Photography, 2007
Super-8 film transferred to DVD; 2 1/2 minutes with sound
Purchase, Advisory Council for Photography, 2007.25

Govaert Flinck (Dutch, 1615-1660)
Christ and the Woman of Samaria
Pen and brown ink with wash on cream paper
Sheet: 7 ¼ x 7 ¾ in.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Miron (Andrea Leeds, class of 1975), in honor of Professor Susan Donahue Kuretsky, class of 1963, 2007.2.2

Attributed to François Pascal Simon Gérard (French, b. Italy, 1770-1837)
The Sacrifice of Iphigenia
Black chalk with brown wash, heightened with white, on cream laid paper
Sheet: 16 1/8 x 16 1/16 in.
Purchase, Mary (Elizabeth) Weitzel Gibbons, class of 1951, Fund and Pratt Fund, 2011.9

Getsuzo (Japanese, active 1904-1905)
Japanese Troops Seize a Russian Battery, 1904
Color woodblock print, ink and colors on paper, published by Matsuki Heikichi
Each sheet of three: 13 7/8 x 9 in.
Gift of Frances Beatty Adler, class of 1970, and Allen Adler, 2008.19.10

Giorgio Ghisi (Italian, 1520-1582)
Allegory of Life (The Dream of Raphael), 1561
Engraving in black ink on dark cream laid paper
Image: 15 ¼ x 21 ¼ in.
Mount: 22 ¼ x 28 5/8 in.
Boorsch and Lewis iia/vi
Purchase, Suzette Morton Davidson, class of 1934, Fund, 2011.3

Nan Goldin (American, b. 1953)
Naomi and Colette Gossiping, The Other Side, Boston, 1973
Gelatin silver print
Image: 16 in. x 20 in.
Purchase, Friends of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Fund, in honor of Mark J. Lerner, class of 1974, 2007.21

Mark Goodman (American, b. 1946)
Donald York, Jr. standing beside his father’s wrecker. Millerton, New York. July 4, 1974
From the series and book, A Kind of History, 1974
Gelatin silver print on fiber paper, printed 1990s
Sheet: 8 in. x 10 in.
Image: 6 1/2 in. x 9 1/4 in.
Gift of the artist, 2007.20.1

Jan van Goyen (Dutch, 1596-1656)
The Ruins of the Abbey of Rijnsburg, Seen from the Southwest
Black chalk, within black lead framing lines, on cream laid paper mounted on cream laid paper
Sheet: 3 1/8 x 5 3/8 in.
Mount: 4 7/8 x 7 in.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Miron (Andrea Leeds, class of 1975), in honor of Professor Susan Donahue Kuretsky, class of 1963, 2007.2.3

Keith Haring (American, 1958-1990)
Apocalypse 1, from the portfolio Apocalypse, with text by William Burroughs, 1988
Screenprint on two-ply Museum Board, printed by Rupert Jansen Smith Inc., New York, and published by George Mulder Fine Arts, New York, edition of 90
Sheet: 38 x 38 in.
Gift of Michael Cornish, class of 1982, 2009.8.1

Alexandre-Jean-Baptiste Hesse (French, 1806-1879)
Saint Joseph, ca. 1863
Black, red, and white chalk on light brown laid paper
Sheet: 17 ¾ x 14 in.
Purchase, Suzette Morton Davidson, class of 1934, Fund, 2011.10

Naoki Honjo (Japanese, b. 1978)
Tokyo, Japan, 2005
C-print
Sheet: 24 in. x 20 in.
Image: 14 1/4 in. x 18 1/8 in.
Purchase, Advisory Council for Photography, 2009.13

Allan Kaprow (American, 1927-2006)
Fluids 2005, 2005

Artist's book; offset lithography on paper, published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne
7 ½ x 6 x 1/8 in.
Purchase, Timothy Cole Fund, 2011.25.3

Elaine de Kooning (American, 1918-1989)
Untitled (Poster for Elaine de Kooning exhibition, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, November 12-30, 1957), 1957
Screenprint with hand-coloring on cream wove paper, printed by Tiber Press, New York
Sheet: 20 x 13 in.
Purchase, Dexter M. Ferry Collection Fund, 2007.22

Jacob Lawrence (American, 1917-2000)
Memorabilia, 1990
Lithograph on Rives BFK paper, published by University of Washington Press, Seattle, edition of 100
Sheet: 31 ¼ x 22 7/8 in.
Nesbett 90-3
Commissioned by Vassar College in 1989, 2008.4

Doris Lee (American, 1905-1983)
Winter in the Catskills, 1936
Lithograph on cream wove paper, published by Associated American Artists, New York, edition of 171
Sheet: 9 1/8 x 12 3/4 in.
Purchase, Milton Bellin Fund, 2011.26

Helen Levitt (American, 1918-2009)
New York (Gumball Machine), 1971, printed in 1991
Type-C color print
Sheet: 16 x 12 in. each
Image: 14 x 9 1/2 in.
Purchase, Advisory Council for Photography, 2011.13.1

Helen Levitt (American, 1918-2009)
New York (Man with Snow Cones), 1977
Type-C color print
Sheet: 16 1/2 x 11 1/2 in.
Image: 14 1/2 x 9 3/4 in.
Purchase, Advisory Council for Photography, 2011.13.2

Sol LeWitt (American, 1928-2007)
Four Basic Kinds of Lines & Colour, 1971
Artist's book; published by Lisson Gallery, London; Studio International, London; and Paul David Press, New York; printed by Garrod and Lofthouse Ltd.
7 ¾ x 7 7/8 x 1/8 in.
Purchase, Timothy Cole Fund, 2011.25.5

Sol LeWitt (American, 1928-2007)
Lines & Color, 1975
Artist's book; published by Annemarie Verna, Zurich; Marilena Bonomo, Bari; and Rolf Preisig, Basel; and printed by J. H. Waser AG, Zurich
8 x 8 x 1/8 in.
Purchase, Timothy Cole Fund, 2011.25.6

Ari Marcopoulos (Dutch, b. 1957)
Andy Warhol, 1981/2008
Gelatin silver print, edition 4 of 15
Sheet: 16 in. x 20 in.
Image: 12 3/4 in. x 19 1/4 in.
Purchase, Advisory Council for Photography, 2008.12.1

Ari Marcopoulos (Dutch, b. 1957)
Jean-Michel Basquiat, 1988/2008
Gelatin silver print, edition 4 of 15
Sheet: 20 in. x 16 in.
Image: 19 1/4 in. x 12 7/8 in.
Purchase, Advisory Council for Photography, 2008.12.3

Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954)
Seated Ballerina, ca. 1924, from the series Dix danseuses, 1927
Crayon lithograph in black ink on paper, published by Galerie d’Art Contemporain, Paris, edition of 150
Sheet: 16 ¼ x 12 7/8 in.
Duthuit-Matisse 483
Bequest of Mary Griffin Crowell, class of 1946, 2007.5

Gordon Matta-Clark (American, 1943-1978)
Splitting, 1974
Artist's book; offset lithography on paper, published by Loft Press, New York
7 x 11 x 1/8 in.
Purchase, Timothy Cole Fund, 2011.25.7

Bruce Naumann (American, b. 1941)
Mapping the Studio II with color shift flip flop & flip/flop (Fat Chance John Cage), 2001
Artist's book; offset lithography on paper, 
published by Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York
4 ¼ x 6 x 1/8 in.
Purchase, Timothy Cole Fund, 2011.25.4

Alice Neel (American, 1900-1984)
Judith Solodkin, 1978
Lithograph in black ink on paper, published and printed by Judith Solodkin of Solo Press, edition of 15
Sheet: 30 5/8 x 22 ½ in.
Gift of Lenore Levine Weseley, class of 1954, and Alvin C. Weseley in honor of Josie Holford, 2011.31.3

Don Nice (American. b. 1932)
Ale, 1975
Watercolor over graphite on cream wove paper
Sheet: 28 3/8 x 20 7/8 in.
Purchase, Milton Bellin Fund, 2011.8

Julian Opie (British, b. 1958)
Elena, Schoolgirl (with Lotus Blossom), 2006
Screenprint on paper, co-published by the artist and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, edition of 100
Sheet: 20 1/8 x 15 5/8 in.
Image: 18 1/8 x 14 1/8 in.
Gift of Lynn G. Straus, class of 1946, 2007.29

Frank Paulin (American, b. Hungary, 1926)
Little Girl on Street, New Orleans, 1952
Gelatin silver print
Sheet: 14 in. x 11 in.
Image: 13 5/8 in. x 9 in.
Gift of Bruce Silverstein, 2009.18.11

Frank Paulin (American, b. Hungary, 1926)
Doll, New York, 1955
Gelatin silver print
Image: 13 1/2 in. x 9 1/8 in.
Gift of Bruce Silverstein, 2009.18.14

Oshutsiak Pudlat (Inuit, 1909-1992)
Hunters and Walrus, 1979-80
Pen and ink on paper
Sheet: 10 x 13 ¼ in.
Gift from the Edward J. Guarino Collection in honor of
Amanda Caitlin Burns, 2010.13.48

Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606-1669)
The Goldsmith, 1655
Etching and drypoint on cream laid paper
Platemark: 3 1/8 x 2 ¼ in.
White and Boon 123 i/ii
Purchase, Friends of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, 2012.8

Thomas Ruff (German, b. 1958)
Portrait, 1988
Portrait, 1988
Sheet: 14 5/8 in. x 9 ½ in. each
Image: 9 1/2 in. x 7 in. each
Dye transfer prints, from a portfolio of 5, published by Edition Schellmann
Purchase, Memorial Fund for Phyllis Markman Landes, class of 1950, with additional funds from the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Fund, 2008.11.1–2

Rolph Scarlett (American, 1889-1984)
Red Abstract, ca. 1950
Monotype on paper
Sheet: 12 x 9 in.
Gift of Janis Conner and Joel Rosenkranz, New York, 2011.3

Malick Sidibé (Malian, b. 1936)
Surprise Party, 1964, printed in 2008
Nuit de Noel (Happy Club), 1963, printed in 2008
Image: 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. each
Framed: 18 x 17 3/4 x 1 in. each
Gelatin silver print
Purchase, Advisory Council for Photography, 2011.21.2-.3

Xanthus Smith (American, 1839-1929)
Tree Study
Graphite with grayish-mauve gouache and scraping on cream wove paper
Sheet: 11 ½ x 14 ¼ in.
Gift of Mary Levin Koch and William C. Koch, 2007.30

Hank Willis Thomas (American, b. 1976)
So Glad We Made It, 1979, printed in 2006
Lambda photograph
Image: 35 x 41 in.
Framed: 44 1/2 x 50 1/2 x 2 in.
Purchase, Advisory Council for Photography, 2011.21.1

Jerry Thompson (American, b. 1945)
Coney Island [Girl with Towel on Head, No. 8], 1972
Gelatin silver print
Sheet: 8 1/8 in. x 10 in.
Image: 7 3/4 in. x 9 3/4 in.
Purchase, Advisory Council for Photography, 2007.14.1

Jerry Thompson (American, b. 1945)
Coney Island [Light-Skinned Girl with Hair up, Halter top, Left Hand on Hip, and Eyes Looking Left, no. 32], 1973
Gelatin silver print
Sheet: 10 in. x 8 in.
Image: 9 3/4 in. x 7 3/4 in.
Purchase, Advisory Council for Photography, 2007.14.5

Jan van de Velde II (Dutch, ca. 1593-1641)
Large Tree and Ruins with a Tower, from the series Landscapes and Ruins, ca. 1615
Etching on cream laid paper
Sheet: 5 7/8 x 12 5/8 in.
Platemark: 5 ¾ x 12 ½ in.
Purchase, Dexter M. Ferry Collection Fund, 2012.1

Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987)
Cow, 1966
Screenprint on wallpaper, published by the artist and printed by Bill Miller’s Wallpaper Studio, Inc., New York, in an unlimited edition
Sheet: 45 ½ x 29 ¾ in.
Gift of Jane S. Solomon, class of 1967, 2011.23

Hans Wechtlin the Elder (German, ca. 1480/85-after 1526
Knight and Lansquenet
Chiaroscuro woodcut from two blocks on cream laid paper
Sheet: 10 11/16 x 7 1/4 in.
Geisberg 1497, Strauss 27
Gift of Lynn G. Strauss, class of 1946, 2012.34.4

Susan Wides (American, b. 1955)
Mannahatta 7.12.07 (Wall Street), 2007
Chromogenic print
Sheet: 45 x 40 in.
Image: 45 x 40 in.
Purchase, Betsy Mudge Wilson, class of 1956, Memorial Fund, in honor of James Curtis, class of 1984, 2010.18

Terry Winters (American, b. 1949)
Wood/Cut/Figures, 2011
Woodcut relief on Surface Gampi paper, published and printed by Two Palms Press, New York, edition of 16
Sheet: 34 x 44 in.
Image: 30 x 40 1/8 in.
Purchase, Francis Woolsey and Helen Silkman Bronson, class of 1924, Fund, 2011.37

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