It’s not just Jasper Johns whose print prices can stretch well into five figures. Carolina Nitsch’s presentation also includes a recent print by
, Mirroring Idealism
(2021), which, as its title suggests, is printed on a mirrored support. That work is priced at $30,000. Among the gallery’s several Louise Bourgeois prints is the unbound book Ode à Ma Mere
(1995), which includes nine drypoint prints depicting her most iconic subject and visual metaphor for motherhood, the spider
. It is priced at $85,000.
Connecticut-based works-on-paper gallery Charles M. Young Fine Prints & Drawings
is also showing some absolute gems, including Surrealist
prints by Joan Miró
and André Masson
, and a characteristically blunt scene of antebellum brutality by Kara Walker
. One of the gallery’s most striking works is a print by
that combines several techniques (etching, photo etching, silkscreen, woodcut, and embossing) in a triptych juxtaposing a photograph of a man’s face, a rust-hued mystical figure whose outline resembles the underside of an iron, and a third image combining elements of the first two into a masked figure of sorts. Titled Man, Spirit, Mask
(1999), the print is priced at $36,000. But one of the most exquisite and arresting works in the gallery’s booth may be An Untitled Print
—like Jasper Johns, a nonagenarian and absolute icon. The nearly eight-foot-tall lithograph’s gentle lines of black and green ink belie the severity of the subject, which appears to be an apocalyptic tidal wave. The frightfully timely depiction of environmental disaster is priced at $34,000.