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December 07, 2012

Limited-Edition Prints from Lincoln Center’s Vera List Art Project Available Online for Holiday Gift Giving

Visual Art and Exhibitions

December 7, 2012

Contact: Marian Skokan, 212-875-5386

[email protected]


Limited-Edition Prints from Lincoln Center’s Vera List Art Project Available Online for Holiday Gift Giving


The Acclaimed Collection Celebrates its 50th Annivesary with New Works by American Artists Donald Baechler and Barbara Kruger

Other Prints, as well as Posters, Available in a Range of Prices


One of the longest continuously publishing print programs in the United States, the Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project, is marking its 50th anniversary in 2012. The Vera List Art Project was established in 1962 by philanthropists Vera and Albert List as a way to both support the visual arts and raise funds for Lincoln Center. Since the inception of the program, Lincoln Center has commissioned more than 125 major artists of the time to create works available for sale to the public. The two most recent works in the collection, commissioned for the 50th anniversary, are by the renowned American artists Donald Baechler and Barbara Kruger. They are on sale now, available for holiday gift-giving.


Donald Baechler’s Lincoln Center Globe, 2011, a print on Lanaquarelle paper measuring 47’ X 36’ and composed of 40 colors/screens is quintessential Donald Baechler: a crowd of faces collected and archived over the years make their appearance, layered behind an iconic globe image, one of the artist’s favorite themes for the past several years. The work is available in a limited-edition of 72 prints.


Barbara Kruger’s Culture Vulture incorporates the artist’s trademark black text to evoke received ideas; Kruger drew inspiration from Lincoln Center’s status as one of the world’s premier performing arts centers. The print, which measures 17.5 x 17 inches, features a textural background to set off the type and heavy-weight paper to bring the words to life.


The Donald Baechler and Lorna Simpson prints and the entire Vera List Art Project collection may be viewed at art.lincolncenter.org/. Purchase prints and posters online or by appointment, by e-mailing [email protected] or calling 212.875.5061.


A selection of Vera List Project prints are on permanent display in the main lobby of Avery Fisher Hall, as well as the Hall’s concourse-level art gallery space. From now through January 5, 2013, a special anniversary exhibition, Lincoln Center’s Posters and Prints: 50 Years of the Vera List Program, is on view at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center which is located on the Lincoln Center campus. Visit the library’s website (http://www.nypl.org/) for hours and details.


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The Vera List Project is an unparalleled collection of more than 200 commissioned fine-art prints and posters by a range of artists representing many of the major movements of the 20th and 21st centuries, including Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Helen Frankenthaler, Chuck Close, Jim Dine, and Gerhard Richter. Limited-edition works from the Project have been acquired by notable corporations, private collectors, and museums around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and London’s Tate Modern.


Vera List, who was a painter and sculptor, believed that the ultimate way to awaken the senses was through visual art. And she made her vision a reality when, with her husband Albert, she gave seed money for an endowment to create and support visual art at the new arts complex that would become Lincoln Center. The couple also was responsible for some of Lincoln Center’s iconic public artworks, such as Henry Moore’s monumental two-piece sculpture in the reflecting pool on the Millstein Terrace. The first poster was commissioned in fall of 1962 from Ben Shahn to mark the opening of Philharmonic (now, Avery Fisher) Hall. Premium, limited-edition prints were introduced in 1970.


About Donald Baechler

Born in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1956, Donald Baechler is regarded as one of the important painters of his generation. Known in particular for his lively collaged works drawing on a vast archive of images he has accumulated, catalogued and archived over the years, he employs a range of methods and techniques—stamping, silk screen, drawing, painting, printing to create his works. Baechler’s work is in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum, MoMA, and the Guggenheim in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and the Centre George Pompidou in Paris.


About Barbara Kruger

Barbara Kruger lives and works in New York and Los Angeles and currently teaches at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). A conceptual artist and designer best known for her work that utilize cutting texts to explore issues of feminism, classicism, consumerism and individual autonomy and desire, she was awarded The Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 51st Venice Biennale in 2005. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Guggenheim Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.


About Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community relations, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA’s series include American Songbook, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Midsummer Night Swing, Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, and the Emmy Award-winning Live From Lincoln Center. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and the 11 resident organizations. In addition, LCPA led a series of major capital projects, now complete, on behalf of the resident organizations across the campus.


Featured work: Gary Bukovnik, Dahlias, 2001; Screen print; 40 color screens; 40 ¼ x 27 inches; Edition of 108.


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