Select Prints from The Collection
March 22, 2016 – April 23, 2016
Opening Reception, Thursday, March 24 (6-8pm)
Art Talk, Saturday, March 26 (noon – 1 pm)
First Friday Art Walk, April 1 (6-9pm)
Third Friday Reception, April 15 (6-8pm)
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Michael Warren Contemporary (MWC) is pleased to present selections from the van Straaten collection. We are happy to exhibit and offer for sale prints from a variety of internationally recognized artists including John Baldessari, Lynda Benglis, Caroll Dunham, Eric Fischl, Al Held, Alex Katz, Sol LeWitt , Elizabeth Murray, James Rosenquist, Kiki Smith, Fred Tomaselli and many more.
William van Straaten worked as an art dealer for more than 40 years. He was dedicated to offering only the highest quality paintings, drawing, prints, photographs and other works on paper by major contemporary artists of national and international repute.
Over the years, van Straaten placed fine art in museums around the world including The Metropolitan Museum and MOMA as well as corporate collections including the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Bank of America, A.T. Kearney, Hallmark Cards and many accounting, architectural and law firms.
William van Staaten also founded Riverhouse Editions in 1988, a print facility and publisher based in Steamboat Springs that worked with artists from all over the world to produce high-quality etchings and monotypes for over 20 years.
John Baldessari: Two Hands with Distant Figure, 1990, etching with aquatint and photogravure, 52.75x35, edition of 45
Carroll Dunham: House, taken from Atmospherics, taken from suite of 8 etchings, 2002, each measuring 13x14.75
Eric Fischl: Beach 1989, etching with aquatint, 33.375x54.125, edition of 100
Eric Fischl: Dog, 1989, etching with aquatint, 33.375x54.125, edition of 100
Al Held: Straits of Malacca II, 1989, etching, 41.5x51, edition of 50
Alex Katz, 3PM, 1988, woodblock print, 36.5x72, edition of 50
Sol LeWitt: Horizontal wavy lines (diptych),1996, etching with aquatint & photogravure, 20 x 94, edition of 36
Sol LeWitt: Brushstrokes in Different Colors in Two Directions (Blue), etching with aquatint, 46.5x29.5, edition of 35
Elizabeth Murray: Untitled (screenprint), 1982, 48.75x33, edition of 50
James Rosenquist: Flower Garden, lithograph, 1972, 29.5x36, edition of 75
Fred Tomaselli, 562 Eyes in self-surveillance, 1998 etching, edition of 40
Fred Tomaselli 15 mgs of meth times 2000 plus, 1998 etching, edition of 40