Katherine Bernhardt, Pikachu, 2022 (detail)
These two new lithographs from Katherine Bernhardt’s latest body of work, created in collaboration with Counter Editions, Margate, are inspired by the artist’s most recent cultural obsessions and her young son’s current fixations.
Rendered in Bernhardt’s signature exuberant style, this large-scale lithograph, which resembles a supersized Pokémon card, features a fierce-looking Pikachu, vibrant colors, and recognizable symbols from the world of Pokémon.
Katherine Bernhardt, Ditto, 2022 (detail)
Depicting a giant Ditto Pokémon card with neon pink accents, this work reflects Bernhardt’s instinctive approach to printmaking, in which she often embraces mis-registrations, ink splashes, and other incidental by-products of the printing process.
Raymond Pettibon, No Title (Fck All Y’All!), 2022 (detail)
Pettibon’s prints hang on the wall of Derriere L’Etoile Studios, New York, where they were printed by Maurice Sanchez, the artist’s long-time collaborator, 2022. Photo by Max Burkhalter
Raymond Pettibon, No Title (He doesn't really...), 2022 (detail)
“It can be almost like a valentine. The heart is a metaphor for all kinds of things, like the difference between the brain and the heart, love and that sort of thing. It can also be a musical beat. Sometimes if there’s a fucking microphone, for an interview or a photo shoot or whatever, and it gets very quiet, the device picks up the beat of my heart.”
Pettibon’s lithograph No Title (He doesn't really...) in progress at Derriere L’Etoile Studios in New York, 2022. Photo by Max Burkhalter
Neo Rauch, Die große Bühne, 2022 (detail). This work features a signpost motif, which Rauch began incorporating into his works in the early 2020s. With arrows and directional markers pointing in myriad directions, the signpost perhaps alludes to the disorientation of contemporary life.
“Rauch’s graphic art is part of [his] complete oeuvre.… like his drawings, his prints are hardly preliminary sketches or imitations of his paintings. Certainly his graphic art does not arise independently from his paintings, but neither is it created in a dependence that lags behind them.”
—Rudij Bergmann, filmmaker
Neo Rauch in the lithography studio, 2019. Photo by Uwe Walter
Neo Rauch, Ziegelei, 2022 (detail)
Neo Rauch, Aufwärts, 2021 (detail)
Marcel Dzama, And now we have Mother Nature on the run, 2021 (detail)
Marcel Dzama's prints at Derriere L’Etoile Studios, 2021