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    Contemporary Collotype: Photographs in Ink by Neal Cox, Kent Rush, and Paul Thirkell

    Presented by at The Printing Museum (formerly Museum of Printing History)

    March 15 - June 9, 2012

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    Contemporary Collotype: Photographs in Ink by Neal Cox, Kent Rush, and Paul Thirkell

    The Museum of Printing History  presents the exhibition Contemporary Collotype: Photographs in Ink by Neal Cox, Kent Rush, and Paul Thirkell. On view March 15, 2012– June 9, 2012.

    The collotype printing process holds a distinguished place in print history as one of the first photo-mechanical techniques to be invented. Collotype was employed in the latter part of the 19th century and throughout most of...

    The Museum of Printing History  presents the exhibition Contemporary Collotype: Photographs in Ink by Neal Cox, Kent Rush, and Paul Thirkell. On view March 15, 2012– June 9, 2012.

    The collotype printing process holds a distinguished place in print history as one of the first photo-mechanical techniques to be invented. Collotype was employed in the latter part of the 19th century and throughout most of the twentieth century as a specialised medium for the reproduction of photo quality illustrations in ink on paper.

    Despite its unique capacities (even by today’s high standards), its economic viability was eroded in the latter half of the twentieth century and replaced by faster but less faithful printing methods. The once broad network of collotype ateliers scattered across the world, has now been reduced a handful of surviving studios.

    A number of key artists including Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, Henry Moore, and Richard Hamilton experimented with its exceptionally rich qualities to create limited edition, original prints in the 20th century. Now in the digital age, the tradition continues with fine art practitioners such as Kent Rush (US), Neal Cox (US) and Paul Thirkell (UK), using it as a medium to explore exciting fusions of old and new. By Paul Thirkell.

    Pictured: Neal Cox, untitled (Dome #5.1), 2011, image 7.5 in. x 9.5 in., duotone collotype, courtesy of the artist (detail above, full image below).


    The Printing Museum (formerly Museum of Printing History)

    1324 West Clay Street
    Houston, TX 77019

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