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Allen Ruppersberg: Landfall Press, ETC Editions and IC Editions

February 6 @ 10:00 am - April 6 @ 4:00 pm EST

About Allen Ruppersberg

Conceptual artist Allen Ruppersberg (American, b.1944) is known for his philosophical approach to art. He explores language as a means of expression. Working in a variety of media, including painting, photography, printmaking, books, sculpture, and installation, Ruppersberg draws inspiration from mass media and consumerism, critically assessing the inescapable relationship between vernacular objects and popular culture. He was one of the major practitioners of installation art, exploring themes of everyday life, cultural mythologies, and societal narratives.


About Landfall Press

Fifty years in the making, Landfall Press: Five Decades is an American story; a story of art historical significance and entrepreneurial influence. It is also the story of one man’s life and his dedication to personal integrity and professional excellence. 

Jack Lemon is at the center of the story. His five-decade journey to build a business predicated on collaborative relationships is part biography and part business plan laid bare. It’s a unique template for a creative life that celebrates the ultimate – a business and life that combine one’s personal passion with a legacy of true significance for generations to come.

The Milwaukee Art Museum recognized the significance of Landfall Press by acquiring the Landfall Press Print Archive in 1992. The exhibition that opens in October 2019 is curated by Jack Lemon, Thomas Cvikota and Nikki Otten, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Milwaukee Art Museum. The exhibition will feature sixty works, spanning fifty years of Jack Lemon’s collaborative history, with an emphasis on Landfall Press publications and print innovations, including works published in 2019.


About ETC Editions

ETC-Industries/C.Editions was established at Mana Contemporary Chicago in late 2015 by fine art publisher Thomas Cvikota, whose original imprint, C.Editions, was founded in 1991 in New York City. It relocated to San Francisco in 1993 before moving to Chicago in 2003. Through ETC Industries/C.Editions, a lifetime of collecting, publishing, and producing editions is available as a resource for artists, curators, collectors, and students. Exhibitions of contemporary prints and multiples are supported by an extensive library containing over two thousand books and a vast archive of ephemera spanning five decades.


About IC Editions

I.C. Editions, Inc. was established by Susan Inglett in 1991 to heighten awareness of artist editions and to publish the work of emerging, mid-career, and established artists. To date, I.C. Editions has published prints and multiples by a wide range of artists including Barbara Bloom, Bruce Conner, Allan McCollum, Paul Noble, Claes Oldenburg, Catherine Opie, Richard Prince, Terry Winters, and Andrea Zittel.  In 1994 Susan Inglett Gallery was founded to exhibit these publications and unique works by contemporary artists. Activities in the gallery have ranged from print demonstrations, lectures, and exhibitions of artist editions as well as compelling exhibitions that showcase artists working in a variety of diverse mediums.  Susan Inglett has also been responsible for organizing a number of exhibitions seen locally and nationally that focus on the print and multiple medium. In November 1998, in cooperation with Printed Matter and Brooke Alexander Editions, Susan Inglett organized the first Editions/Artists’ Book Fair which continues today.


February 6 @ 10:00 am EST
April 6 @ 4:00 pm EST


Mana Contemporary Chicago
2233 S Throop street
Chicago, United States
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