December 22 – April 8, 2007

Unlike earlier techniques of printmaking, lithography allows any artist to make and reproduce practically any size, shape, and character of mark. This versatility and faithfulness to the touch of the artist have often encouraged lithographs in which technique and graphic display tend to overshadow other meanings. Such works form a sub–tradition of what could be called “virtuoso lithography.” This exhibition brings together some two dozen spectacular examples from Delacroix and Whistler to Picasso and Jasper Johns.

Curated by Jonathan Bober, curator of prints, drawings, and European paintings and Kate Dempsey, curatorial intern